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My daughter has hand foot and mouth whars the best to give her for her mouth ulcers she doesn't like the bonjela as it stongs and wont use the spray?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Motrin and chlorasep: Motrin for pain plus chloraseptic. You don't have to spray it, you can open it and gargle/swish and spit it. Popsicles may help as well...
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Some like ice: Chilling down the blisters with ice chips or popsicles slows the pain messages the nerves send up to her brain. It may last long enough to help her eat a bit. It also helps the problem without any aftertaste or side effects. Avoiding acidic fruit drinks(orange, tomatoe, grapefruit)helps while neutral drinks like fruit necters, grape juice & milk are better tolerated.

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