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Adult hand foot and mouth

(8 Posts)
lauryloo Sun 17-Dec-17 19:18:42

Lo has just had hand foot and mouth in the past week.

Today my throat is so sore it hurts to talk and swallow and I have white spots on one side.

Is it likely to be h,f & m or just an unlucky coincidence

LookingForwardToChristmas Sun 17-Dec-17 19:24:21

Hate to say it, but probably not a coincidence. No matter what the NHS says about HFM, it is horrible! Hope you make a quick recovery.

lauryloo Sun 17-Dec-17 20:20:45


It’s so sore, I hate the thoughts of the lo being in this much pain. She’s non verbal too so can’t even tell me what’s wrong. #mumguilt

muffyduffster Sun 17-Dec-17 21:28:35

I had it when our baby did and felt fluey and dizzy... no spots for me though, but felt horrid.

Callamia Sun 17-Dec-17 21:30:22

We had it when my son was about 18m. He was mildly unwell and had a few spots. He didn’t have any mouth symptoms. I had a mouthful of ulcers, and was in so much pain for a week. You have all my sympathy. It is just a week though - honest.

PonderLand Sun 17-Dec-17 21:37:16

I also got it when my ds had it and it was the worst illness I've ever had. I had blisters all over my hands, feet and face and I couldn't use my hands at all until the blisters scabbed over. Luckily I had none in my mouth. It was awful, if you get blisters on your body don't touch them with warm/hot water, it feels like scalding hot water and stings afterwards like a burn would. Ouch sad you have my sympathy.

LookingForwardToChristmas Sun 17-Dec-17 22:02:59

Don’t have mum guilt. I’m fairly certain that adults get it far far worse than children do, like they do with other viruses like chickenpox etc.

lauryloo Tue 19-Dec-17 19:11:24

Turns out I have tonsillitis! Never had it before and it really hurts

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