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11 mo son has hand foot mouth disease. doc said it's a bad version. he has horrible blisters/rash even on his bottom. are warm water baths ok? i read about oatmeal baths. good idea?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Aveno sells a fine powder in packets that comes from the milling of oats. This does provide some relief from itching when added to tepid water and used as a soak. Please do not use oats, it just makes a sticky mess.

Answered Jan 17, 2014

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Dr. Cornelia Franz answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Good idea. I have great success with hand foot and mouth with the homeopathic remedy pulsatilla. You may also try homeopathic rhus toxicodendron for all the blisters. You can give both together. Dissolve pellets in water and give a dropper 3x a dy for 2-3 days.

Answered Jan 17, 2014

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