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HFMD essential oils

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a viral infection that causes a rash or blisters on the hands and feet, as well as in or around the mouth.

HFMD mainly affects children under the age of 10, but can also affect adolescents. It spreads easily from one person to another. It is possible to contract the virus more than once, but the symptoms will be less severe.

Signs and symptoms of HFMD

Symptoms usually start 3 to 7 days after becoming infected and can last from seven to 10 days. If your child has HFMD, they may feel tired, have a fever, and have a rash.

The blisters should not be itchy like chickenpox blisters. If your child has eczema, the HFMD can cause eczema to worsen and potentially become infected with bacteria.

HFMD is a viral infection hence antibiotics do not work and are not given to children with HFMD but there are ways you can care for your child at home to ease discomfort as well as reducing infection to others

For prevention, we recommend Oregano or Palmarosa essential oil.

If your child is in pain or is uncomfortable, try

For milder HFMD

For the more serious HFMD

Apply Manuka and Copaiba essential oil on the blisters and let it dry naturally. Do not pierce or squeeze them.

 

Hand Foot Mouth Disease HFMD essential oils

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