Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

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Hand Foot and Mouth Disease is going around pretty fierce around here. The name is much worse than the actual ailment – which is more of a virus. There is no treatment (other than relieving symptoms such as fever and pain with motrin or tylenol). Ori was unlucky enough to get it from another kid at daycare a couple weeks ago. She had a fever of 101.5 (armpit) and had bumps on her hands (both sides), mouth, feet, and bum.  The fever lasted one day, and the bumps about a week. Thankfully it’s behind us now.

It’s the second time she’s gotten it. The first time around, the entire family got it, including my sister. This was a bit odd due to the fact that adults usually are immune.  We were all very confused when we got it, as bumps suddenly started to appear on our feet/hands; overall it was a  minor inconvenience. The kids didn’t get a fever, and so it took a while to realize we had an ailment.  My sister on the other hand had a terrible fever – 103.5, and after seeing a doctor was told she had hand foot and mouth disease.