Hand foot and mouth disease, maybe....

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Registered: 08-21-2005
Hand foot and mouth disease, maybe....
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Fri, 11-13-2009 - 3:51am

We've been the the Dr's twice in the last few days and we're still not sure what's wrong with Daniel.

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Registered: 12-19-2006
Sat, 11-14-2009 - 9:06pm

I don't post very much on the board anymore, but was just checking in and saw your post...

I actually got hand/foot/mouth virus last year - as an adult! I'm a teacher, and was in a new school last year, and must have picked it up. Anyway, I had the blisters on my throat, but never got a rash on my hands and feet. It was the worst sore throat I have ever had in my life. The doctor gave me the same maalox/benadryl mix to gargle with that your son is using. It did help because it coats the throat.

Thankfully my DD never got the virus. The doctor said that many times, the throat gets so painful for the kids to swallow water/food that they become dehydrated, which of course causes more problems. Just make sure your little guy drinks a lot.

I hope he feels better soon! It's certainly not fun.


Abby Siggy Aug 09



Abby Siggy Aug 09
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Registered: 08-21-2005
Sun, 11-15-2009 - 2:48am

Thank you for responding.

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