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Hand foot & mouth disease.. Any experience?!

(4 Posts)
celebmum Sun 25-Sep-11 21:52:25

I'm pretty sure DS (17m) has got this?

His cousin whom he is with 2/3times a week has had it confirmed and now DS is showing all the same symptoms, diarrhoea and blisters/sores on feet etc

NHSdirect says that docs don't prescribe anything so what do I do?!

He's also had 4bouts of tonsillitis in his short life so far, do you think that this could kick that off again?

Tia x

ToddlersRFab Sun 25-Sep-11 22:10:47

My DS had it twice.... once bad and the other not so at a similar age. It goes in about a week and all I can recommend is Calpol, and lots of hugs.

Unfortunately I have now had it about 3 times.... so watch out for any symptoms yourself.

Sorry not much help, but someone else might come along with better help.

celebmum Mon 26-Sep-11 17:16:52


Tenebrist Mon 26-Sep-11 17:19:17

The most painful part for kids seems to be the blisters in the mouth, and our doctor recommended flavoured ice cubes or lollies to relieve that discomfort. Obviously, compulsory ice-cream etc is a treatment most kids seem to like!

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