Hand, Foot, and Mouth: Part 2


I slept very well Monday night.  After getting less than three hours of sleep the night before, I fell asleep on the couch (covered in a sheet for easy sanitization) around 8:30 PM.  My husband woke me around 11:00 PM to feed Little Guy, then I went back to sleep until about 6:00 AM.

Apparently Little Guy woke up two more times, but my husband consoled him and put him back to sleep.

Because he is a rockstar.

I think Little Guy’s poor night’s sleep was due to his sixth tooth making its way through his gums more than the hand foot and mouth (HFAM).  His tooth was visible this morning, but most of his upper thigh rash was gone.  He still has just one spot on his chin and about four on both hands.  He is a bit cranky today, but who knows if it’s still the tooth or the sickness.

He’s had a tough month, this poor little sir.

I, on the other hand, am feeling much better.  My hands no longer itch, nor are they very painful, even though they look about the same as they did yesterday.  None of the blisters have opened, and some even appear smaller!

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My feet are still a bit itchy and have a “pins and needles” sensation when I walk.  The rash has become more defined on my feet.

I am continuing to treat both Little Guy and I with the same essential oils blend as yesterday but less frequently.  I apply it about every 3-4 hours.

By Tuesday afternoon, Baby Brother is definitely more in teething mode than sick mode, and my hands and feet are hardly itchy or painful at all.

The Mayo Clinic website tells me I am contagious until my spots scab over.  Since they haven’t opened, I am not sure that will even happen.  Instead, I hope to be able to leave the house again once my spots and Little Guy’s spots fade significantly.


I woke up without any itching sensation at all.  The rash on both my hands and feet is still visible, though the spots on my hands are turning more of a brownish color and fading.  The spots on my feet have become more defined and reddish, though they do not itch at all.  I treated the spots on my feet with the essential oils blend.

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Little Guy has the one spot on his chin, which is also turning more brownish than reddish.  The few spots on his hands look more defined.  I am not sure that any of the spots actually bothered him, since he never showed any signs of distress or discomfort on his mouth or hands.  I treated all of his visible spots again with the essential oils.

As it looks today, I believe we can leave the house by tomorrow or Friday.

Which is fabulous, because I am starting to get cabin fever already.

Stay tuned tomorrow to see how we continue to fare.

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