Who has ever been introduced to the Hand, Foot, and Mouth Virus?

Amy - posted on 09/03/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My son was diagnosed with this Virus yesterday, apparently the 3rd in his classroom now. I am a little upset I was never told about the other 2 until my son got it. So, anyone have any advice about this virus? or any information? I already googled it, just wanting some hands-on experienced someone?

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My daughter got it in second grade and gave it to her four year old sister and 1 year old brother. She had a high temp, upset stomach and blisters on her hands and feet. My four year old had it the mildest and our son had the blisters pretty bad. All of the skin on his feet peeled as he recovered because he had so many blisters. Tylenol, cuddle time and special movies helped! I hope you have a speedy recovery1

Cassondra - posted on 09/03/2009

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My son just had it a couple weeks ago. There really isnt anything you can do. He didnt have it too bad, blisters in his mouth, fever and loss of apetite. He was over it in a few days. My son also got it from daycare. Good luck!

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My daughter got it when she was a few months old. The doctors said it was more than likely caused by her pacifier or bottle nipples not getting fully clean in the dish washer. They told me it's generally caused by something dirty being put in the child's mouth. She lost her appetite for a couple days, but was over it in no time.

Beth - posted on 09/03/2009

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Both of my sons have had it when they were toddlers and my 9 year old had it again at the beginning of the summer. He started off with an ulcer on his tongue and complained of a sore throat. The next day the blisters developed on the hands. He never ran a fever. It lasted a few days and no one else in my house got it.

Sharon - posted on 09/03/2009

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All three of my kids got it. At least we assume they did. Kids in school had it, kids at their daycare had it, all they got were some mild blisters on their hands, not their feet or mouths.



No one told us anything until I called the school irate that I hadn't been told about it or given pertinent information about it. I was a lot more upset when 5ths disease was going around and no one said anything.

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My daughter got it when we brought our new son home. She started out with lack of appetite and a terrible fever of 104.5. Well, she got the blisters in and around her mouth. It was EXTREMELY painful for her. She would not let us brush her teeth for several days (and we didn't push it either since the blisters were bleeding sometimes). It took her at least a good 2 weeks to feel better. The one really great thing from it though, was that her mouth was in so much pain, she WILLINGLY gave up her pacifier! She was pretty damn miserable for a week though. It didn't help we just changed her life with a new baby either. -- They can get it anywhere, and a lot more common for toddlers to get it. No meds for it, but we did do tylenol/motrin pretty regularly for about a week to make her more comfortable. -- It was the worst thing we've gone through so far. GOOD LUCK!!!!

Robin - posted on 09/03/2009

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HiGHLY CONTAGiOUS! ALL TOYS MUST BE WASHED. MY SON CAUGHT THiS AT A MOTHERS DAY COOKOUT 5 YEARS AGO ~ HE BLEW A WHiSTLE THAT AN iNFECTED CHiLD HAD HiS MOUTH ON, JUST MiNUTES BEFORE. WiTHiN 24 HOURS AFTER STARTiNG MEDiCiNE HE WAS ABLE TO EAT NORMALLY, ETC.

GOOD LUCK!



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Katherine - posted on 09/03/2009

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My son got it from daycare, it was really mild, he only lost his appetite a bit and had some blisters in his mouth. Unfortunately I ended up getting it too and was MUCH worse off than he was! I had a really sore throat and blisters, but despite this, it cleared up within a couple of days. I don't think there's too much you can do...sounds worse than it is!

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A friend of mine just had two of her sons with it. Go to WebMD they have good information about it.

Brittany - posted on 09/03/2009

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my son got it when he was about 9 months. at first we thought he had blisters from crawling around, but when they started spreading we took him in. i freaked out when they told me what it was, but turns out most kids get it before they are 5, and its not a real big deal. we lucked out and his never got bad or really caused him too much pain, but he got his at daycare. as did all the other kids there.

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