Update on Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD)

Two to three weeks after our family contacted HFMD, i noticed that all infected areas on the skin started to peel. I asked my friend who has also experienced HFMD and she said the same thing happened to her.

The peeling part is not painful but looks terrible. It a quite annoying for the kids since they are often tempted to tug on the skin that's started to peel. This has lead to some raw skin that can be quite painful for them. What we do now is to put band-aids on areas that are in the process of peeling to avoid the temptation of tugging on the skin before they are ready to fall off.
What's interesting though is that the only lesions/sores that did not peel are those around Dawn's mouth. That's actually a relief on a beauty standpoint :)

I will continue to update you should there be updates to this HFMD saga. But i hope foresee that this is the last leg to this disease.


Kylie AU  – (October 10, 2013 at 9:28 AM)  

Hi there, my son, aged 2 is experiencing the same after affects as this. Extensive peeling to his hands and feet but not his mouth area. He had HFMD about 3 weeks ago and he is STILL peeling. Culd you please give me more info as to when this symptom stopped for your children? Did you use anything to treat it or let nature take its course? And did they have malaise for some time after the HFMD?
I would appreciate it so much. No doctor can give me any answers.
Kind Regards, Kylie in NSW

Tiffany B  – (October 11, 2013 at 8:28 AM)  

Hi Kylie,

You will just have to let the peeling run its course. It will peel for about one to two weeks, depending on the severity of the rash. I didn't put any cream or medication anymore during the peeling process.

No more ill feelings after HFMD. Is your son still experiencing pain after HFMD?



Anonymous –   – (January 11, 2014 at 8:50 AM)  

what's the other symptoms to make sure that i had this disease ?

Anonymous –   – (January 11, 2014 at 8:53 AM)  

i have rashes and it's very itchy .

Tiffany B  – (January 13, 2014 at 9:30 AM)  

It usually starts with a day of fever followed by rashes on either your hands, feet, inside/outside mouth or sore throat. From my experience, it's usually a combination of at least 2 areas. That will tell me that it's most likely HFMD. But you may want to check with the doctor to be sure. Hope you get well soon!

Tiffany B  – (January 13, 2014 at 9:30 AM)  

You may view our experience here - http://densandfan.blogspot.com/2013/07/our-experience-with-hand-foot-and-mouth.html

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