Does anyone know anything about hand foot and mouth?

Gemma - posted on 04/01/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )




I took my little girl to hospital as her temp reached 39.9 oC. She was diagnosed with hand foot and mouth (nothing to do with animals!!). I was told to give her calpol and ibuprofen to control her temp and that if her temp got to 40 oC to take her back. That was it!! No more info!! SO f you know nything about it please let me know x


Kelly - posted on 04/01/2009




my 10 month old son had it a couple of weeks ago, its very contagious and aswel as a temp they have tiny blisters on there hands, feet and sometimes in there mouths which can be painful for them to eat. once there blisters have burst its not contagious, they only last a few days and its only a viral thing so nothin you can give them other than calpol, hope she better soon xx

Tracy - posted on 04/01/2009




Yes, I know of it. My daughter had it as a little girl. She had canker sores in her mouth, sores on the palms of her hands and the bottom of her feet. She caught it from daycare - it is very contagious and can spread by water fountains and hand contact. Basically, the only thing you can do is keep her home to let her heal, keep her comfortable. I don't know how old she is but if she is old enough to gargle and swish warm salt water in her mouth that will help the sores. Otherwise, give her childrens motrin or another pain reliever like your doctor suggested. I hope this helped.

Dea - posted on 04/01/2009




My oldest had it when he was younger and it had nothing to do with animals either. He caught it from another child and blistered on his mouth, feet and hands. The fever was more uncomfortable for him, but he healed quickly and it went away. I know it is not usually contagious to adults and it is a virus from the intestines. It spreads through direct contact with the mucus, saliva, or feces of an infected person. It typically occurs in during the summer and autumn months and can last 3-7 days. I hope this helps! Just so you know it is common among kids; however, I had never heard of it either until my son had it.

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ANSON - posted on 09/18/2011




HFMD is jus virus for not been clean. My boy gt it last wk. Doc jus give a oral lotion for mouth ucler. bt my boy don feel any pain in mouth. keep clean for hands, legs n face.

LINDA - posted on 09/13/2011




I took care of a little girl back in the 80's that had blisters in her mouth and the doctor gave me some medicine called Nystatin to rub in her mouth for blisters and they have liquid Benadryl for children for itching. They have Motrin and Tylenol for children for fevers.

Sandy - posted on 09/13/2011




Hand, Foot Mouth Disease is a form of Chicken Pox. It has to run it's course just like CP. One of my sons had it and I didn't know, but I also had it, even though I had CP when I was young.

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Hi there, my daughter has had this twice in the last year so i hope i can help a little. The fever can last as long as 10 days im afraid and yes the only thing to use is calpol and brufen to help keep the fever down, my little one peaked at 40.3!! One good thing to help is ice lollies, they cool the mouth and also help get extra fluids in. Hand Foot & Mouth is very contagious and it can be caught from things like sandpits and even pets dishes (strange but true). tepid baths are also good :) hope this helps as there is not alot you can do but let it run its course, she will come right. Good luck :)

Cecile - posted on 04/01/2009




My son went through that too and the doctors told me the same thing they told you, they also told me that if he started to scratch and become itchy to pretty much bath him in calamine lotion to help with the itch, other then that i know as much as you do!!

Katie - posted on 04/01/2009




Wow I have never heard it without animals involved. At all. I wish I knew more about it. I hope your little one feels well very soon.

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