Hand foot and mouth disease

Discussion in 'Community Forum' started by carnivore, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

    Nov 17, 2007
    California ky
    Any of y'alls kids ever get this virus?
    My 3.5 yr old daughter is covered in a rash with blisters to boot.
    It looks like she wiped her mouth, joints, nose, buttcrack, hands, and feet down with a fist full of poison ivy. Hers is way worse than pics I'm seeing online. She's miserable. Theres no cure or treatment. Doc says blisters should go away in a week or two and there is nothing to do but let it run its coarse. I hate seeing her so bad off.
    If your kids have had it do you got any ideas on what to put on her skin to soothe it? I'm rolling with a full body coat of desatin for now but its a mess and don't seem to be doing much good.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2011
  2. KY River Rat

    KY River Rat 6 pointer

    Jan 3, 2008
    My 29 year old cousin had it a month or so ago. She said it was the most miserable she has ever been. Doctor told her the same thing, just let it run it's course.
    He told her it was going around in the schools and that mostly younger kids are getting it.
    It's got to be tough with a 3.5 year old.
  3. AteUp

    AteUp 12 pointer

    Mar 14, 2004
    OMG I can't even imagine what it would be like if my 3.5 yr old son had it.
  4. 00noturkey

    00noturkey Spike

    Oct 31, 2011
    high grove, ky

    we put witch-hazel on poison ivy before. it has some alcohol in it though. you might see how it works, before trying it. web md, or one of those other sites might help. i think its an astringent. i found this at link at emedicine, there ain't much out there on the web. they do say you can get creams and ointments form the doctor for the skin, and mouthwash and such. //Ed
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2011
  5. scsims

    scsims 10 pointer

    My wife is a Nurse Practitioner and says the same that it is viral. Not a lot you can do for viral infections. However, if she is having a hard time with swallowing due to the sores in her throat there is a prescription that the doctor can prescribe called "magic mouthwash". It consists of a variety of ingredients that helps to numb the throat providing some relief. Otherwise just know that in time it will improve. Hope this helps.....
  6. Xcal1ber

    Xcal1ber 12 pointer

    Jul 16, 2011
    Couple ridges over
    I hate to hear that man. I pray for a quick recovery.
  7. Art

    Art 12 pointer

    Nov 27, 2004
    Lexington, KY
    We thought our son may have been starting to get it last week. He developed a rash around his ankle, but so far it hasn't spread or got any worst. I don't really know anything about it, but it sounds awful.
  8. buckfever

    buckfever 12 pointer

    Oct 25, 2002
    Harrods Creek Ky, USA.
    I caught Fifth's Disease in 2002 from my cousin's son, and boy, do I ever have story to go with it. It involves potential castration, and another woman groping me while I was almost completely naked, while my wife (who knew what was happening) waited in the adjoining room. . . .but you guys don't wanna hear that story, so I'll just keep my mouth shut. :)
  9. pentail

    pentail Bacon Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2002
    Savoring the smoke

    You are correct sir. I do not want to hear of anything that might end in castration, regardless of how many women are involved
  10. Art

    Art 12 pointer

    Nov 27, 2004
    Lexington, KY
    You just thought that was a woman.
  11. dxtsniper

    dxtsniper 12 pointer

    Nov 7, 2009
    Turn around!
    My 13yr old daughter had it when she was 2.5. She got it along with every other cold, flu, and bug known to man at daycare. I don't remember what we did for her but it does go away rather quickly. Prayers sent for your little one.
  12. CSS archer

    CSS archer BBBC Members

    Dec 13, 2001
    Central KY
    My daughter had it at a year old, I caught it and it was the most excruciating pain I've ever endured. My hands and feet felt like I was being burnt with a match. all the skin on my hands and feet eventually came off where the blisters were, and my big toenails are still coming off..

    It was not nearly as painful for her, just itchy, as I supposed because her skin was more flexible....
  13. Spring Tom

    Spring Tom Spike

    Nov 2, 2006
    Just Had It

    Just caught this from my kids. First two days I thought I had the flu- body aches, fever.

    Next came the spots on the hands, feet and around my mouth. THEN came the flames!!!!!!!!

    My mouth, tongue, throat hurt so bad I could barely eat ice cream. Beer went down okay so what the heck. I had to use a bottle opener (almost got my man card revoked for doing that), but I was useless.

    One day I needed to go to the store for groceries (read beer here) and I couldn't use my key to lock the house my hands hurt so bad.

    The blisters on my feet prevented me from going for a walk. My hands were useless as it was just like having a severe burn all over my hands.

    My throat got better so that I could eat ice cream and milk shakes.

    All in all I gained 10 pounds right before the holidays began.

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