Hand, foot and mouth disease is an infection caused by the Coxsackie virus. It’s most common in children under 10 but anyone can get it, including adults. While the infection can look very unpleasant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that it typically clears up on its own after 7 to 10-days. But you’ll still have to manage the painful symptoms.
The good news is, there are a variety of remedies you can try at home to help provide relief. In this article, we’ll take a look at effective home remedies for hand, foot and mouth disease to help you or your child while you recover.
Eat Frozen Treats
Hand, foot and mouth disease can cause seriously painful symptoms from a sore throat to painful blister-like lesions inside the mouth. One way you can help ease these discomforts is by providing your child with frozen treats.
If you want to keep these treats healthy, reach for real fruit juice frozen popsicles, or frozen yogurt. Even plain ice chips can do the trick — but make sure they don’t pose a choking hazard for your child.