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How do you help a 2 year old sleep when they have a bad case of Hand, foot & mouth disease, with a rash all over their body. And any other tips on how to treat?”

Posted by Anon, 10/10/13

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  • I would give panadol or nurofen

  • check at the chemist to see if they have anything to recommend

  • how did it turn out?

  • What did you end up using?

  • We have pain stop and its very good and helps them sleeps as well

  • Phenerghan and Cammonile lotion worked for me

  • You can try pain stop.

  • See a naturopath for a natural sleep remedy.

  • sadly all you can really do is try and keep their fluids up and try and make them comfortable

  • Wanted to know aswell, thanks for posting.

  • Pine tar baths and plenty of pain relief. It is horrible!

  • And/or panadol or neurofen for the pain

  • Talk with the chemist as they may have something you could buy over the counter and use.

  • dermaveen oatmeal wash to help with the pain. it helps soothe the skin

  • We used pinetarsol in the bath and had cold washers /towels placed over the feet at night to help sleep (we got it in summer so not quite so bad). Dosed up on panadol to help but basically just had to run it’s course. The hardest bit was to stop them touching and being vigilant about washing hands etc so as my daughter didn’t get it. We had playdough balls to play with to keep hands amused and so as we could throw them out after a while with all the germs. Hope he gets better soon.

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