Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease on Babies
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is an illness that causes sores in or on the mouth and on the hands, feet, and sometimes the buttocks and legs. The sores may be painful. The illness usually doesn't last more than a week or so.
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is common in children but can also occur in adults. It can occur at any time of year but is most common in the summer and fall. (Source: http://www.webmd.com/children/guide/hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-topic-overview)
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My little munchkin didn't have fever nor lost her appetite days prior the rashes showed up so we were actually surprised when we found out that she has hand-foot-and-mouth disease. We're not 100% sure how she got it, but her cousin has it, so maybe that's where it came from.
|first day I noticed her rashes|
I noticed that she has rashes on her butt area while I was changing her diapers and thought that it was just normal rashes babies usually get from diapers. So I thought that we should change her diaper since it's giving her rashes, but then I thought she's been using it since her first month, so why just now? And then I thought it was the baby wipes we were using on her, it has fragrance and we've only used it a couple of times so I thought I got the culprit. But no. Not when I saw the rashes on her hands and feet. Exactly how it looks like on her cousin's. And yes, I panicked.
I messaged my husband and my sister-in-law about it and sent them photos. Honestly, I was almost in tears because I read from somewhere that it may cause death. Death is never the word I would like to see. Well I guess no one does. I can't think properly that time so I guess it may cause to death if the child got dehydrated due to blisters on the throat. So, even if my little munchkin's just sitting, doing nothing, I let her drink her water. And I was not entirely sure if it really was hand-foot-and-mouth disease or not yet. I was praying it was not hand-foot-and-mouth disease.
So we went to the clinic nearby the next day, and yes, she has it! Oh no! And again, I panicked. But of course I had to make sure of it with her pedia. So I called my little munchkin's doctor's clinic and asked regarding the matter, they told me that it will subside in a week or two so I need to chill and not put anything or give her any meds. And that's what I did. I tried my very best to be chill about it and I guess I didn't panic as much as I would've been if not told that it will subside soon enough. Thankfully, it's not as bad as what I saw on google when I searched for it. And the blisters didn't add more!
|supposedly my little fairy at the Active Fun Spooktacular Halloween Party|
Apparently, we were supposed to attend the Active Fun Spooktacular Halloween Party at BGC the next day, but since she has HFMD, I messaged the other mommies telling them we won't be able to attend. I have already prepared my little girl's costume pa naman. But it's fine, I don't want to risk of going there and infect the other kids, so we just stayed here at home and let my little girl wore her costume while she's playing. Heehee
And then we asked my husband's tita who's a pediatrician on what we could on the rashes, she told us we could put what her pedia told us to put on her insect bites which was hydrocortisone, and that's what we did.
Right now, the blisters dried up already and some were not even that much visible. Yey!