What You Need To Know About Hands Foot & Mouth Disease

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Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease (HFMD) is a contagious viral infection that is common among children and infants. It is identified by a rash on the hands and feet, and sores inside the mouth. The illness doesn’t last more than a week or so and it is most common in the summer and fall, but it can occur any time of year. HFMD is not to be confused with Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), which only affects animals like sheep, cattle, or goats. HFMD virus spreads easily through coughing, sneezing, or touching objects that other infected persons have touched.

 

Symptoms of HFMD:

The identifying symptoms of HFMD are sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet. Symptoms can take anywhere from 3-6 days to develop after contracting the virus. The initial stages of the infection may result in a sore throat or slight fever, followed by the rash and sores days later. Some of the following symptoms may occur if the child contracts HFMD.

  • Fever
  • Sores inside the mouth
  • Rash, which doesn’t itch and sometimes blisters on hands and feet
  • Sore throat
  • Feeling sluggish
  • Irritability in infants and toddlers
  • Loss of appetite

 

Natural Remedies for HFMD:

  • It can be beneficial for the infected child to eat probiotics, echinacea, and goldenseal, as all of these help the body naturally eliminate the virus. Probiotic foods can include sauerkraut, kimchi, or fermented pickles. You can make goldenseal and echinacea teas for your child to drink while they have the virus. These herbs have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help calm the virus.
  • Antiviral teas can be very beneficial to those with HFMD. Peppermint, elderberry, and rooibos teas are some of the best teas you can drink to combat viruses. The trick with these teas is making sure that you don’t brew them too strong. Most kids won’t drink these bold flavors if they are brewed too intense.  It’s also important to not drink too much elderberry tea because it can cause diarrhea.
  • Because kids like soup, making an antiviral broth may be a viable option for an herbal remedy. Using vegetable broth as the base, add fresh garlic, thyme, rosemary, and sage and let the flavors simmer in the broth for at least 30 minutes. All of these herbs have strong antiviral properties that can help reduce the symptoms of HFMD.
  • It is crucial to instruct kids who have HFMD to always wash their hands. Practicing proper hygiene can help stop the virus from spreading. If a kid has HFMD, it is important that you clean anything they touch and that they avoid going to school, as the virus can spread easily. In addition to this, do not share utensils, towels, or any other objects that an infected child touches.
  • A soothing remedy for the rash or blisters on the hands and feet is organic, unfiltered coconut oil. It has wonderful soothing properties that can help restore healthy skin. You can mix some fresh lemon juice with the coconut oil and apply this mixture to the skin for added relief.
  • Taking an epsom salt bath with a few drops of lavender essential oil can help soothe the skin. While this bath promotes relaxation, epsom salts are known to help calm inflammation and naturally flush out toxins.
  • You can help your child fight the virus by feeding him or her a plant-based diet. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds means that your body is getting all the essential nutrients it needs. Eating processed foods, junk foods, GMOs, dairy, a lot of meat, and refined sugars only does damage to your body.

2016-12-09T10:53:53+00:00

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