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    Tips for hand foot and mouth disease
    An_265299 posted:
    I've read through so many long posts I'll try to keep this short and simple. Me AND my 3 year old have hand mouth and foot. In kids it's pretty mild with a fever and bumps. He's had it 3 times and this time he had uncontrollable itching. Then when I got it the itching and pain was so bad I ended up at the ER on a morphine/Benydril IV. So here's some things I've learned this week. 1) heat is your worst enemy. It makes them flare up and itch sooo much worse. I used ice packs and a portable fan. Don't use cold water it will dry them out and itch and crack more. 2) do not use hydrocortisone or steroid creams. These are not mosquito bites. It dries them out cracks them and itches worse. Keep them hydrated with organic type lotions free of fragrances sulfates or any other chemicals. 3) Benydril doesn't cut it. It did for my son though. As for me u ended up in the hospital and they prescribed me vistaril (another name is hydroxyzine and prednisone. This saved my world!!! The only things that helped. 4) do not pop them. The blood spreads and makes 10 times more itchy spots. Good luck I'm on day 6 and still on my meds
    atti_editor responded:
    Thank you so much for sharing this with everyone! It it always so helpful to hear what has helped others who are experiencing or have experienced the same thing. Please let us know how you are doing!

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