Hand Foot and Mouth Disease - Bedminster,NJ

Updated on August 21, 2012
R.S. asks from Stillwater, OK
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Ok i really need some advice my son, who is almost 2 has hand foot and mouth disease. He lost the bottom of his pinky toe because the infection tried to come out of it. Well his Dr said hes fine it will go away...he has had it for three months now and its just getting worse he started getting blisters on his legs,his back and his neck and his face. I don't think its in his mouth he eats like a lil piglet its really starting to scare me. His Dr has tried all kinds of antibiotics, and his on three different creams now. But noting helps he runs around crying and scratching :'( please help.

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Ok so i just got home from takin my son to a different Dr and he said it was really bad case of scabies i asked him y i didn't have it and he told me i probably do just know it. He said it should be gone tomorrow if i use the cream he gave me thank god someone knew that they were taking about!!!!!

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answers from Washington DC on

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HFM disease shouldn't take 3 months to go away...10 days..it's a virus so no antibiotic will work for it.

Sounds like he is over medicated with antibiotics ESPECIALLY for a virus...antibiotics do NOT work on viruses ONLY bacteria.

If he's eating - then he probably doesn't have HFM as the blisters can get really bad in the mouth and throat.

Get a second opinion. Dump this pediatrician as it's obvious he doesn't know what he's doing...(prescribing antibiotics for HFM and THREE creams for the blisters..)

STOP with all the medications. Take him to a new doctor. Give him an oatmeal or Epsom salt bath....

good luck

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answers from Tampa on

Hand foot and mouth is a virus so no antibiotics are going to help. But defifinatly seek another opinion if it's been 3 months.

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answers from Pittsburgh on

I would get a second opinion-and seek out a specialist for it. Are you even sure that this is what it is?

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answers from Phoenix on

From what I understand, hand foot mouth is viral and therefore, it has to run it's course. No amount of antibiotics would make a difference and I'm a little surprised you didn't know this. I'm also surprised that you haven't taken your child to another doctor. 3 months is VERY long, to have your child in pain & have no resolution to the sickness yet.

Why you are still seeing this pediatrician is beyond me. He clearly has no clue what he's doing & should be reported.

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answers from Los Angeles on

We used Immuplex and it was gone in 1 week. My kids all swallow vitamins, but the baby, I mixed it in his food and he was no worse for wear. The just had it a few months ago.

We use Immuplex from Standard Process for viruses, and I have the kids take it to keep their immune systems up during flu season. I got the flu last year and was over it in 2 days with massive amounts of Immuplex and Oscilloccinum.

Antibiotics for a virus? Are you sure he has a degree?

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answers from San Antonio on

When my son had HF&Mouth, my son was not prescribed (nor even diagnosed with the disease) any antibiotics. I THINK he had HF&M symptoms, so that's where I am coming from.

3 months? I would have taken my son to the doctor after 3 WEEKS of not getting better. Time to take your child to a different doctor .... like TOMORROW. It could be, that your child is having an allergic reaction to antibiotics and that he doesn't even have HF&Mouth disease. There are lots of kinds of antibiotics. Ten different names could all be part of the penicilin family .... and your son may be allergic to penicillin. Your son was diagnosed with HF&M, but because he showed what symptoms? Perhaps that intial diagnosis was wrong and these bumps/blisters are an allergic reaction to the antibiotics.

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answers from New York on

My nephew had these same symptoms that lasted for weeks and his ped did the same thing, nothing worked. Finally a nurse friend told her to tell the doctor to do a culture of the skin. Turns out he had MRSA, gotten from his day care.
I would get another opinion and have a culture done.

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