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Little blisters on feet and hands - any ideas?

(19 Posts)
Mistymoo Wed 24-May-06 10:22:46

DD is 2.8 and has little blisters on hands and feet. None on her belly or back or behind her ears. Could it be chickenpox?

She was ill at the weekend with a high temp.

NomDePlume Wed 24-May-06 10:23:41

Hand, foot and mouth.

NomDePlume Wed 24-May-06 10:24:04

(not as scary as it sounds and nothing to do with livestock foot & mouth !)

pecka Wed 24-May-06 10:24:34

hand foot and mouth

does she have any ulcers in her mouth?

Feistybird Wed 24-May-06 10:25:06

Could it be this?

What is hand, foot, and mouth disease?

Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common illness of infants and children. It is characterized by fever, sores in the mouth, and a rash with blisters. HFMD begins with a mild fever, poor appetite, malaise ("feeling sick"), and frequently a sore throat. One or 2 days after the fever begins, painful sores develop in the mouth. They begin as small red spots that blister and then often become ulcers. They are usually located on the tongue, gums, and inside of the cheeks.

NomDePlume Wed 24-May-06 10:25:14

Info from NHS site here

NotAnOtter Wed 24-May-06 10:25:19

yes NDP is right - contagious but fairly harmles - may be a little feverish but nothing calpol wont sort...they advise you to keep them away from others but i think thats over cautious!

Mistymoo Wed 24-May-06 10:30:27

Sounds like that, the triage Dr is going to give me a phone in a while.

Thank you

Mistymoo Wed 24-May-06 10:35:22

Dr just phoned and I have to go to the Surgery at 11.10 so will let you all know later.

kiskidee Wed 24-May-06 10:36:04

chickenpox. dd asleep in my aarm atm with same.

Mistymoo Wed 24-May-06 13:03:29

Well done mnetters! It is hand foot and mouth. It explains why she wasn't well at the weekend. I am feeling bad about trying to get her to eat all her breakfast this morn though.

Feistybird Wed 24-May-06 15:40:56

God, we're good.

niceglasses Wed 24-May-06 15:42:41

OOO nasty mine had this. Very infectious, worse ones are in the mouth. Lots of liquidy type foods. Danger is from dehydration, but sure she'llbe grand.

bluebear Wed 24-May-06 16:00:29

It's meant to be a cause of miscarriage in early pregnancy (according to my GP) so avoid mums and tots groups if possible.
(although, having said that, I was 8 weeks pg when ds caught HFandM and that baby survived ok)

Bink Wed 24-May-06 16:04:12

But at the other end of pregnancy, & newborns, nothing to worry about (said my doctor, when 18-month-old ds had it the week before dd was born).

Spagblog Wed 24-May-06 16:06:45

I have just realised that my two have hand foot and mouth. I thought it was just friction blisters from new shoes, but now they have them on their fingers and DD has some in her mouth.

Have been warned that their poo will be highly contagious for the next two weeks

Freckle Wed 24-May-06 16:14:02

Oooh hand, foot and mouth is a horrible illness. I had it when DS2 was about 3 months old - he had it too. We were both so thoroughly miserable with it. The mouth ulcers were the worst part. It was unbearable to eat or drink anything.

Mistymoo Wed 24-May-06 19:33:05

Thankfully she doesn't seem to have any in her mouth (not that I can see anyway), she just has one on her lip, the rest on her hands and feet and a few on her leg.

singersgirl Wed 24-May-06 21:33:20

DS2 had it really mildly when he was 2, just a bit grumpy, but never off his food despite mouth ulcers (mind you, very little puts him off his food) and just a few spots on hands and feet. DS1, 5 at the time, didn't get it and neither did the adults.

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