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user1488791198 Mon 23-Oct-17 19:53:43

I have a 12month old son, he has always been really good at going to be just put him in with his dummy and he goes to sleep. Last week he had hand, foot and mouth (ulcers all in the mouth) and blisters over his hands and feet and rash over the body! He was very very insettled on the first night every time we settled him he would then wake up 5mins later screaming. So for the first time he came into our room and slept on and off with crying! Ever since then he won’t fall asleep on his own, just wants us to settle him, and is waking in the night wanting to be settled again, sometimes 8 times a night! Any advice on how to stop this? Tried leaving him and he just cries and cries until he is nearly sick

MissConductUS Mon 23-Oct-17 20:49:19

Do you know what caused the blisters, rash and ulcers? Perhaps he's crying because he's in pain.

FATEdestiny Mon 23-Oct-17 21:02:18

I'd say he needs to be allowed 4-6 weeks to fully get over the significant viral infection he has had. It won't have gone within a week, so I'd just treat with extra TLC for the next month or so.

MissConductUS Mon 23-Oct-17 21:11:27

Last week he had hand, foot and mouth

Sorry, I missed the disease reference. Where I am it's called FMD (foot and mouth disease) and extremely rare. The last outbreak was in 1929.

Follow your doctors advice for treatment and do what you can to comfort him.

May I ask where you are and how he was exposed to the virus?

FATEdestiny Mon 23-Oct-17 21:27:19

Foot and Mouth is a very different disease to Hand, Foot and Mouth.

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a very common infection in young children:

www.nhs.uk/conditions/hand-foot-and-mouth-disease/Pages/Introduction.aspx

crazycatlady5 Mon 23-Oct-17 21:28:12

It’s not rare pp, I think you’re thinking of bovine foot and mouth disease.

beta.nhs.uk/conditions/hand-foot-and-mouth-disease/?WT.mc_id=organic_split

crazycatlady5 Mon 23-Oct-17 21:29:17

Crossed post again FATE!

For what it’s worth Op, my husband currently had HFM. He is a real state, can’t sleep, is in terrible pain. I would give as much comfort as you can and wait a while.

user1488791198 Mon 23-Oct-17 21:59:00

It’s just he’s been bouncing around all day, eating fine now and sucking his dummy which he wouldn’t do the other day, and is happy all day but it’s just the getting to sleep! Will give it a week or 2 and see if it sorts itself out! Thankyou for your advice

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