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    Just wondering if anyones found anything to relieve some of the symptoms associated with hand foot and mouth?

    Poor DS (19mnths) has what i would consider a severe case of it, if not the worst i have ever seen (Ex-childcare worker, so have seen it alot!)

    Just wondering though, i know theres nothing that can be done to 'treat' it, but has anyone found something to make them more comfortable??

    Our GP said that nothing we do will help, the ones in his mouth have turned to ulcers so panadol is out as im sure it will burn them.

    We're just taking things one day at a time, feeding him soft foods like macaroni cheese, mashed vegies, vitabritts, spaghetti, custard, yoghurt etc. He will not eat icecream - never has, licks it once then just passes it back saying "YUCK!"

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    Panadol suppositories if his mouth is really sore and you can get something called xylocaine viscous from the chemist. It's not cheap but it numbs the mouth really well.
    Good luck it can be horrid

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    Shadowangel....can you tell me the symptoms?

    We had a birthday party on the weekend and one of the children has been diagnosed with it.

    DD2 woke up really miserable today, temperature of 37.5, rash on her face. No ulcers as yet but I'm wondering how long they take to come out (Dr Google says 2 days).

    Thanks in advance (if you are still there that is).

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    My 8 month had a case of it a few weeks back her throat was all blistered up. The hospital recommended teething gel as they swallow it and numb the areas otherwise there is stuff i think it's called Kenalog it's not the nicest but it Coates the mouth.

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    Thanks gorge reps and suggestions, ill check them out.

    Ds started with a temp and cold like symptoms, runny nose, miserable etc. he was off food, I noticed a couple spots on his china, but thought it was dribble rash a he was dribbling alot.

    The spots on the face started spreading quickly, and one looked alot like a blister. Having seen it before I instinctly checked his hands which had red spots, and then his feet which was the same. Over 24 hours the spots raised and looked like blisters. He has a couple on his bum which I have heard of, but he has some on his legs too!

    His temp is gone now though.

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    My ds had it a couple of months ago and he had a temp, then the next day it was spots around his mouth and on his hands and feet. He also got heaps around his bum and down his legs. It baffled the drs initially but the paed at the hospy said it was hfm - but a new strain. Hth

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    Nothing helped when DD had it, but I think hers was fairly mild. She was a bit grumpy for a few days and off food/bottles at bit.

    Then I got it, had a really sore throat and little dots on my fingers that felt like pin pricks. Strepsils provided a little temporary relief but obviously not suitable for babies!

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    I think I have it at the moment! DD wasn't officially diagnosed but has the symptoms and it went around the crèche she goes to. I have had a dire throat for a couple days and now have lumps on my fingers that are really itchy??

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnieMouse81 View Post
    I think I have it at the moment! DD wasn't officially diagnosed but has the symptoms and it went around the crèche she goes to. I have had a dire throat for a couple days and now have lumps on my fingers that are really itchy??
    Yeah sounds like when I had it. The sore throat is horrid - no wonder the babies get so upset with it!

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    Any suggestions for remedies? I am so itchy!


 

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