Hand, foot and mouth
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is a very contagious viral infection majorly caused by the coxsackievirus A16 (virus from the Enterovirus genus). This is a very common virus in under 5 year olds and some even get it a few times. It is generally a mild virus with spots starting around the mouth, and genital area then to the hands and feet. They look like small red vesicles. They can be on the torso and arms and legs in same cases too. Often the child will have a fever and they may be off their food.
Homeopathic treatment for hand, foot, and mouth disease help fight the viral infection and aid natural recovery.
Homeopathic Treatment for Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
Homeopathy is highly effective to manage the cases of hand, foot and mouth disease. The top remedies for hand, foot and mouth disease in children are Belladonna, Hepar Sulph, Phytolacca, Merc Sol, Borax, Sulphur, Graphites, Natrum Mur, and Rhus Tox.
- Belladonna – for the sore throat and fevers
In cases needing Belladonna, there is pain and soreness in the throat. The throat is red, inflamed. Dryness in throat attended with a heated sensation arises. Swallowing is quite painful, even of liquids. Lump sensation is felt in the throat. Fever with marked heat in the body appears with the above symptoms.
- Hepar Sulph – For Sore Throat with Pain Extending to Ear
Sore throat when pain throat extends to ear is an indication for hepar sulph. Pain in the throat is there on swallowing or coughing. The throat is raw with enlarged reddish follicles. A plug of mucus is felt in the throat. Fever with chills.
- Phytolacca – Sore Throat
The throat is inflamed and appear dark red / bluish red. The throat is rough and dry. The pain from throat may radiate to ear especially while eating.
- Merc Sol – To manage Mouth Sores/Blisters
Merc Sol is great for the sores/blisters that appear in the mouth. For using Merc Sol the sores may appear on the tongue, gums, and inside of the cheek. Edges of sores are red. Mouth is inflamed. Mouth and tongue remain moist with increase salivation. Child may have offensive breath.
- Borax – For Sores in Mouth
Borax is another remedy for the painful sores int eh mouth. The sores may have a tendency to bleed. Bleeding may arise from sores while eating or from touching. Mucus membrane of mouth is highly reddened and a heated sensation in the mouth may be present. The mouth also feels dry.
- Sulphur – For Treating Skin Rash
The rash may be itchy. Itching tends to get worse in the evening and night time. Scratching skin rash may lead to bleeding. Burning appears in skin rash on rubbing and the skin may be painful too.
- Graphites – For Skin Rash with Dry Skin
Affected skin is very rough and may be cracked too. Skin is raw and sore. Graphites is also a significant medicine to treat blisters on the skin with oozing of transparent and sticky discharges.
- Natrum Mur – For Treating Skin Blisters
Blisters contain watery fluid where Natrum Mur is indicated. The fluid is clear. Pricking, stinging sensation on the skin may appear.
- Rhus Tox – For Treating Blisters with Itching
The blisters may be filled with clear water, yellow fluid or milky fluid. The skin surrounding the blisters is markedly red. Itching in blisters gets worse after midnight in most cases where Rhus Tox is needed. The blisters are also sore to touch.
Don’t forget to dose them up on Vitamin c ( sodium ascorbate ) and you can also make up a spray solution of SA and water to spray on the blisters and rash to help it heal quickly