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“My 11month old and 2 and a half year old boy have picked up the hand, foot and mouth virus! It is horrible and painful and I hate that I can’t do anything to help them. Have been to the doctors and looked everywhere online to try and find anything I can do to help them but so far have sounds nothing. Anyone had any experience with this and found anything that helped?” Do you have any help or advice for hand, foot and mouth problems?

Posted by anon, 06/05/13

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  • Unfortunately there is no treatment, maybe panadol for the flu like symptoms and pain management if they have sore ulcers in their mouths. Try and keep their hands and yours clean and wipe down anything that may come in contact with broken blisters as this is how it spreads. Also through sneeze/cough droplets

  • my son picked it up from day care also it terrible hope things have got better as my little mans seems to keep coming back.

  • It can cause them to very itchy, and a lukewarm bath with bicarb soda can help alleviate the irritation.

  • Unfortunately there is nothing you can do because it’s a virus. The body just needs to fight it off.

  • I hope you found the answers you were looking for

  • it takes 3 -4 days to get over it and its horrible. Im sure it would be gone by now

  • Guessed it is all good now! :P

  • Hope this has been resolved for you.

  • I would try asking at the chemist as they often have some good remedies and advice. You could also try nurse on call.

  • i hope you’ve found some good a advice

  • Hope you managed to find the answer you were looking for.

  • Its good to know that Ice cream can relieve the sore mouth

  • Hope you found some useful advice.

  • Go to the chemist and they may be able to give advise on what to do.

  • My brother is a GP and he said there isn’t anything you can do. You just have to wait for the sores to dry out. My daughter picked it up in day care from putting playdough in her mouth. Then passed it on to my other daughter.

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