How to Treat Rashes and Blisters in Hand Foot and mouth Disease?

Q: My son was infected with hand, foot and mouth disease. A rash began to develop around his buttocks this morning. I’m afraid it will spread on other parts of his body. How to treat rashes and blisters in hand foot and mouth disease?

A: Rashes and blisters are typical signs of hand, foot and mouth disease. There is no treatment for this contagious disease, but there are ways to ease its symptoms, such as the rashes and blisters.

At first, you should understand that you can’t prevent rashes and blisters from spreading in hand, foot and mouth disease. The only thing you can do is to make your child suffer less from them. When the blisters become so painful that the patient can’t bear it, you can let him take ibuprofen (Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol). They are over-the-counter pain relievers, so you can find them in a drugstore. Aspirin can’t be used in this case, for children are too young to take it.

Painful blisters and ulcers in the mouth make it difficult for the patient to swallow. You should remember to offer enough water to your child in case he becomes dehydrated. Numbing mouth sprays are useful in easing pain in the mouth.

Rashes are rarely itchy for children having hand, foot and mouth disease. But if they are, you can use anti-itch lotion, like calamine, to help against them.

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