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What meds can you use for a 2 yr old with hand foot and mouth disease

By Anonymous August 28, 2017 - 2:51pm
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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common illness in infants and children. It is characterized by fever, sores in the mouth, and a rash with blisters. It occurs in warmer months and is transmitted primarily between humans by direct contact with secretions from the nose and throat, saliva, fluid from blisters, or the feces of those who have HFMD.

There is no specific treatment for HFMD. Treatment is focused on relieving fever, aches, and pain associated with the illness. An over the counter treatment like Advil or Tylenol can help (if there are no allergies to it). Make sure the areas around the child (and door handles etc) are kept sanitized to avoid spreading HFMD). The entire family should wash their hands frequently. Plenty of liquids and rest should suffice. Children often enjoy ice-pops and cold drinks to ease any mouth pain.

I hope he/she feels better soon.

August 28, 2017 - 4:12pm
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