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My friends DD has this at the moment. Her mouth is full of little blisters, she has several red spots/blisters up the back of her legs but only one or two red spots on her hands.
It is very contagious. Her GP has put her on antibiotics. She is dribbling for England. As other posters have said, they go off food for 2/3 days, she is drinking but mostly taking liquid on in the form of ice pops!
Her sleep is also affected. She's had it since end of last week but was much happier today so about a week is spot on.
my 14 month old had this recently and the blisters came up on the bottom first and then all over legs and feet. Nothing much on the hands but def. sore mouth and was dribbling loads. Was diagnosed by doc. as nappy thrush I was under the impression there was no treatment for it as it is a virus, but some doctors do give out ab's. It is very contagious (all of us caught it) so had to keep him out of nursery - again!
My two have both had it recently. Neither of them had spots in mouth but little 'pinprick' like spots on arms and legs, hands and feet. DS1 got off pretty lightly, but ds2 had a fever for a day or so. Lasted about 5 days I think, so it may not be too bad if you're lucky. As the others have said, it seems to be very contagious - loads of kids at ds1's nursery had it and it seems to have spread around town too, from what I've heard from other mums.
Unfortunately it can recur I think, but no real treatment apart from calpol for a fever.
my ds had it come and go for a couple of months but wasn't unwell with it, just spots around the mouth hands and feet. maybe in the bad but short cases the Gp gives AB's because of secondary bacterial infection.
Strangely, there has been an outbreak of it for 2 months in the room at nursery where DS goes, but he has successfully avoided it so far.....I on the other hand managed to catch it despite everyone telling me that adults rarely do!
It wasn't very nice I can tell you, especially the mouth ulcers. Fortunately, it only lasts for a few days so I was over it pretty quickly. I didn't pass it on to anyone else (adults or children)
DD had this a couple of weeks ago and it was AWFUL, although thankfully worst bit was less about 48 hours. Someone on here recommended ice cream, which REALLY REALLY helped. I couldn't put anything in her mouth, but if you can do try teething bonjela. Rushing off now but hth later if needs be. Hope all ok. Know lots of littlies who didn;t have any symptoms if that's at all reassuring