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My 18 month old has hand foot and mouth disease. Body is covered in itchy blisters. Can we use calamine or anything anti itch. Something besides tylenol (acetaminophen)?

My 18 month old has hand foot and mouth disease. Body is covered in itchy blisters. Can we use calamine or anything anti itch. Something besides tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Hand/foot/mouth: Calamine lotion should be ok; oral benadryl, (diphenhydramine) however, is not for under 2 y/o. Aveeno coloidal oatmeal baths can also sooth the itching. It's otc; ask pharmacist to help you find it. ...Read more

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Itchy blisters on hands and feet that won't go away? They disappear and come back. Doctor said hand foot and mouth?

Itchy blisters on hands and feet that won't go away? They disappear and come back. Doctor said hand foot and mouth?

HAND FOOT;MOUTH DIAS: Hand foot and mouth disease causes fever, sore throat, blistering sores in mouth and rash on palms of hands and soles of feet.
But once it is gone it does not keep coming back as it is caused by a virus
if it keeps coming back after clearing you need to follow up with your doctor or consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My son has blister around his mouth and inside. He has a fever. And has spots all over his body. His hands and feet are itchy and swollen.

My son has blister around his mouth and inside. He has a fever. And has spots all over his body. His hands and feet are itchy and swollen.

Hand-foot-mouth: It sounds like Hand-foot-mouth disease, which a viral infection.
So symptomatic treatment will be paracetamol and poxclin (foam that reliefs itching) and some topical anaesthetic gel for his mouth. ...Read more

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Son has a rash all over his body except head and face. A little itchy. Hands and feet have little tiny blisters. No fever no mouth sores?

Son has a rash all over his body except head and face. A little itchy. Hands and feet have little tiny blisters. No fever no mouth sores?

Need Dermtologist: A widespread rash such as what you have described especially with blistering demands immediate attention preferably by a dermatologist. Without fever in an otherwise healthy individual conditions such as allergic reactions or immune mediated blistering diseases need to be considered and worked up by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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3 days after sex I got small itchy bumps and few blisters on my arms, thighs, legs, hand and feet (not on my genitals or mouth), could this be herpes?

3 days after sex I got small itchy bumps and few blisters on my arms, thighs, legs, hand and feet (not on my genitals or mouth), could this be herpes?

Herpes simplex: That is certainly possible, but without seeing the rash it would be foolish to try and diagnose it. It may not have had anything to do with the sex and you may have chicken pox or some other illness, or this may be a contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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My 18 month old child has hand foot and mouth. The blisters on her feet are really bothering her. Is there anything I can use to sooth the pain?

My 18 month old child has hand foot and mouth. The blisters on her feet are really bothering her. Is there anything I can use to sooth the pain?

Oral pain meds such: As acetaminophen or ibuprofen will be most effective for pain control, but some children complain more of an itchy sensation, and cold compresses, topical lotions used for poison ivy such as Ivy Dry or Caladryl may help. If itch is a problem, then oral antihistamines such as Benadryl or Zyrtec can be helpful. ...Read more

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Fever 3 yr old not going down after 50 min if tylenol (acetaminophen). Staying at 102.1. Suggestions? Doc said likely hand foot mouth. 

Fever 3 yr old not going down after 50 min if tylenol (acetaminophen). Staying at 102.1. Suggestions? Doc said likely hand foot mouth. 

I would like: To think that your pediatrician gave you suggestions. If they did, follow them. If they did not, I would recommend another pediatrician. Monitor that temperature very closely, if it does not go down you really need to follow up with the doctor.
Keeping your child well hydrated is important, and trying to lower the body temp this can be done with bathing and compresses on the head. ...Read more

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Woke up with one itchy pink tiny bump on palm. I'm 40 weeks pregnant and terrified it's hand foot and mouth. Can the baby get this? What do I do?

Woke up with one itchy pink tiny bump on palm. I'm 40 weeks pregnant and terrified it's hand foot and mouth. Can the baby get this? What do I do?

See MD: See your MD. If you only have one itchy bump on your palm and not on the soles of your feet or on your mouth unlikely to be coxsackie virus. Take some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see your MD. ...Read more

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I have the hands feet and mouth disease, my mouth is filled with sores and my upper lip is really itchy and has a few of tiny dots, am I growing more

I have the hands feet and mouth disease, my mouth is filled with sores and my upper lip is really itchy and has a few of tiny dots, am I growing more

Make sure not HSV: To be safe, have a conversation with your doctor about herpes, if you haven't already done so. Your symptoms compatible with an initial herpes infection as well as hand foot and mouth disease. HFMD usually has a skin rash, which you don't mention, and occurs mostly in kids under 5 years old. Unlike HFMD, herpes can be effectively treated to speed healing. ...Read more

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How do I treat small random itchy blisters on my skin. Mostly on my hands, some on my arms and less on my legs & feet. Worsens when I am in the sun

How do I treat small random itchy blisters on my skin. Mostly on my hands, some on my arms and less on my legs & feet. Worsens when I am in the sun

Try 1% hydrocortison: It's tough to say what might be causing these. Bug bites would be the most common, but some people can actually be allergic to the sun (polymorphous light eruption, lupus, or porphyria). Try over the counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream for the itching, and use a mineral based sunscreen with zinc and titanium as the only active ingredients. If that doesn't help, definitely see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Husband has itchy rash (blister)looking on hands, feet, face&and some on torso. One day fever only, already had chickenpox.?

Husband has itchy rash (blister)looking on hands, feet, face&and some on torso. One day fever only, already had chickenpox.?

Chickenpox: A "blistering" rash in that many areas in an adult is most likely to be chickenpox. The leans will be the size of a kitchen match on a pale pink base surmounted by clear blister with an indentation (umbilication) at the top. The blisters turn cloudy and then collapse into scabbed lesions. A past history of chickenpox is not always accurate. I recommend a dr. Confirm the diagnosis promptly ...Read more

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Wake up with itchy bites on arms and a single bite on sole of foot and have tiny blisters on fingers/palm of hand its been going on for about 2-3month?

Wake up with itchy bites on arms and a single bite on sole of foot and have tiny blisters on fingers/palm of hand its been going on for about 2-3month?

May not be bites: It is possible that you have something called hand/foot ezcema or dermatitis, since it has been going on for a long time. You also describe tiny blisters which are found in this condtition. While it is treatable, it is not curable. You should see a dermatologist for treatment and to verify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Small red bumpy spots on hands feet very itchy then dry blisters started feet then palms now arms and legs severe itching?

Small red bumpy spots on hands feet very itchy then dry blisters started feet then palms now arms and legs severe itching?

Red bumps on arms l: It seems like you have some kind of ongoing contact dermatitis and you need to be evaluated by you physician. If it was viral illness which can present like you describe, but that clears up without any tratment. In your case description you got spread to your arms with otching which makes me think it is some kind of contact or allergic dermatitis, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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4 yr f healthy has rash on torso stomach legs and on top of feet itchy little bumps no pus nothing in mouth. Could it be hand mouth and foot?

4 yr f healthy has rash on torso stomach legs and on top of feet itchy little bumps no pus nothing in mouth. Could it be hand mouth and foot?

Check Palms/Soles: Rash with hfm disease usually involves small lesions w/ red base prominent in/around mouth, palms, soles. Strep can cause fine, red sandpaper-like rash on torso/legs and many viruses can cause similar rash. Allergic reaction can also manifest as itchy rash over stomach/legs. Consider allergic rxn if no fever or sore throat and the rash itches. See dr if rash doesn't blanch or increased fever. ...Read more

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There are red itchy blisters on my hands and feet I have a bad fever and a runny nose. Am I ok?

There are red itchy blisters on my hands and feet I have a bad fever and a runny nose. Am I ok?

Visit a Doctor: You seem to be quite sick. If you have true blisters (water filled lesions like you see after a burn), then there could be something serious going on in your body. High fever is also worrisome. Although it could be due to a virus and will settled down in a day or two, you should not be alone at home. I would advise you to call your doctor or go to an Emergency room in a Hospital and get checked tod ...Read more

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At night after falling asleep my hands and feet become very itchy - it wakes me up - been the last 5 nights in a row - no redness / blisters or rashes?

At night after falling asleep my hands and feet become very itchy - it wakes me up - been the last 5 nights in a row - no redness / blisters or rashes?

Restless leg syndrom: You may be suffering from restless leg syndrome which can occasionally affect the arms as well. There are effective treatment for this condition but you will need to consult your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and obtain the treatment. ...Read more

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Itchy blisters on palms of hands and bottom of feet?

Itchy blisters on palms of hands and bottom of feet?

Eczema: Probably dyshidrotic eczema. The blisters tend to open and then the underlying tissue feels raw
usually we use topical steroid cream but the otc steroids do not penetrate well.

Go check with your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itchy clustery rash on hands knees elbows and feet that blister wen scratched?

Itchy clustery rash on hands knees elbows and feet that blister wen scratched?

Psoriasis?: Although it is very difficult to diagnose rashes without actually looking at it. But it sounds like early psoriasis by the distribution and description that you have given. Please consider uploading pictures and consulting a dermatologist here on HealthTap. ...Read more

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Hi I have 2 blisters on the palm of my hand its not red or itchy and also have 2 on the sole of my feet painful as well should I be concerned? Thanks

Hi I have 2 blisters on the palm of my hand its not red or itchy and also have 2 on the sole of my feet painful as well should I be concerned? Thanks

Hand-foot-mouth: You describe condition which called Hand, foot, mouth disease. This is benign viral infection what usually resolved by itself. But avoid kissing and close body contact for a while like one week ...Read more

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I had pompholyx-like blisters in my hand&feet, and itchy red blisters around my body. Antibiotic creams healed the first type, what to do for red ones?

Eczema: Pompholyx eczema is a form of the condition that appears on the hands and fingers. This can be manage in the same fashion as lesions elsewhere. For detailed instructions see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Sore throat, very smooth oral mucosa, bad mouth taste and tingling lips and itchy rash on hands feet and lips together with UTI, any possible diagnosis?

Sore throat, very smooth oral mucosa, bad mouth taste and tingling lips and itchy rash on hands feet and lips together with UTI, any possible diagnosis?

Multiple: You have a variety of symptoms involving lips, hands, feet, urinary tract, mouth. That it is difficult to guess at a diagnosis. Please see a family doctor to get an accurate history as to duration and severity and sequence of your symptoms. After some testing, a diagnosis will be reached. Best of luck and salaams. ...Read more

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My 9 month old has hand foot mouth disease and has large blister looking spots all over his hands/fingers. Is there anything I can do?

My 9 month old has hand foot mouth disease and has large blister looking spots all over his hands/fingers. Is there anything I can do?

Keep 'em clean: This is tough - I hope your baby feels better soon.

Don't break the blisters. You may want to try to keep gloves on his/her hands. If the blisters break, don't pull off the skin - it will help protect the raw skin underneath. If there is any sign of infection (redness, pus, pain), see your pediatric care physician. ...Read more

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