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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?
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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
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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
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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
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