8 doctors weighed in:

My 1 year old son contracted the heand food and mouth disease from his little cousin. Wat can I do to help him be comfortable?

8 doctors weighed in
3 doctors agree

In brief: Observation

Viral will resolve without treatment offer bland food and non- acidic things to drink.
Watch for dehydration.

In brief: Observation

Viral will resolve without treatment offer bland food and non- acidic things to drink.
Watch for dehydration.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Helena Bentley
Syptomatic care is the mainstay of treatment, such as, hydration, soft foods, fever and pain control, and sometimes topical mouth care is needed.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pain control only

This truly is a minor infection in the danger sense, but pain can be pretty bad.
Motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) may help with pain control and i would use regularly if the child seems in pain. Some kids get relief from mouth sores with ice cold liquids or popsicles. Not much else to do, but it's a pretty short lived infection.

In brief: Pain control only

This truly is a minor infection in the danger sense, but pain can be pretty bad.
Motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) may help with pain control and i would use regularly if the child seems in pain. Some kids get relief from mouth sores with ice cold liquids or popsicles. Not much else to do, but it's a pretty short lived infection.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
843K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors