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Hand Foot and Mouth starting with vomitting ?

(9 Posts)
Wheelybug Mon 19-Oct-09 14:44:24

DD2 (7 months) has been v.v. snotty which I put down to teething (first tooth just through, assume number 2 coming up too). Last night she was up most of the night, crying and snotty. A bit off food this morning and then vomitted after lunch twice. Now sleeping.

A week ago, she was in contact with someone who later was diagnosed with H, F and M (and was obviously unwell at the time although hadn't come out in the spots).

From googling, vomitting isn't an obvious symptom but just wondered if anyone had experienced this - I guess time will tell ! ?

Wheelybug Mon 19-Oct-09 15:06:07


brightongirldownunder Mon 19-Oct-09 15:11:59

No vomiting when DD had HFM - maybe your DD just has a gastric bug/ mucous from runny nose made her sick?

Wheelybug Mon 19-Oct-09 15:52:03

Thanks Brightongirl (I was originally a brighton girl)

Am really hoping its excess snot ! She's fast asleep at the moment (not been sick since 1.15) ...

brightongirldownunder Mon 19-Oct-09 15:57:20

I think you'd have seen some spots by now - or blisters/ulcers in the mouth. Keep an eye on her for a few more days, they don't need many spots to have HFM. Sometimes its just in the mouth and the spots are more like pinpricks - mostly visible on soles of feet and palms of hands.
Fingers crossed its just snot!

Wheelybug Mon 19-Oct-09 15:58:51

Have been trying to look in her mouth the past few days since I knew she'd been in contact but she's not keen on letting me look !! Keep scrutinising her hands and feet too - poor thing !

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 19-Oct-09 17:39:17

HF&M usually starts with a very sore throat, also one can easily mistake it also for teething - children are are often dribbly because spots tend to start in the mouth. This is the time when they may have a high temp too. A few days later they may appear on the hands and feet. It is very contagious and common in preschool age children.

Wheelybug Mon 19-Oct-09 19:28:12

thanks ratherbe, I think it may be just excess snot as a result of teething (she is definitely teething as her first tooth popped through last week). No more vomit yet despite a light tea and bedtime bottle (watered down slightly).

MamaGoblin Mon 19-Oct-09 19:32:10

DS has had HF&M three times! (ok, clearly not the same virus three times, but we've been told that there are many viruses that produce the same set of symptoms - blisters on fingers and toes, very sore throat, high temp etc - and he's had three of them!)

No vomiting or runny tummy with any of them, so I think it's likely to be something else.

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