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Hand, Foot and Mouth, what helps the itching?

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MeeWhoo Thu 25-Jul-13 13:49:43

Thank you whattoooooodo. I got something similar to calamine from the pharmacy and it seems to have helped a bit. Hopefully it will be gone soon, it makes me itch just to look at him!

whattooooodo Thu 25-Jul-13 01:20:28

When I had it last year it felt like pins and needles. Perhaps some calomine (sp?) lotion will help?
Hope he's better soon

MeeWhoo Wed 24-Jul-13 12:52:17

Ds is 20 months old and has been diagnosed with Hand, Foot and Mouth. The pediatrician has prescribed an antihistamine syrup to be taken every 8 hours, but he took it 4 hours ago (and slept 3 of those) and is itching quite badly again, specially around the hands, feet, knees and elbows.

Is there anything I can do to help the itching? A cool bath maybe?


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