Pediatric Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be given
  • Porridge (soft food made by boiling oatmeal or other meal or legumes in water or milk until thick)
  • Pureed fruit
  • Fluids
  • Applesauce
Foods to be avoided
  • Salty food
  • Citrus fruits and its juices
  • Spicy food

Home Remedies

  • Encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids
  • Change to a soft diet if the mouth ulcers are a problem
  • Ensure your child gets plenty of rest by keeping him/her at home
  • Keeping others safe
  • Keep the child home from school, childcare centre
  • Keep child away from all public places including restaurants, playgrounds and shopping centres
  • Keep his toys, books, eating utensils, towels and clothes separate from others
  • Keep child at home until all the blisters have dried up and he has fully recovered

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