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Go soak your feet.

Daughter has contracted hand foot and mouth disease. She is itchy, sore and miserable. She is soaking her feet in hot oatmeal and feeling pretty sorry for herself. I am telling myself in a firm tone that I am not going to get it. I have had it already, but the strains mutate, and what I had in Virgina 25 years ago is not the same as here.

Living in the city seems to be a whole wide world of infectious disease. I am very ready for this family to stop catching things!

Luckily, this is more in the realm of inconvenience than danger. Still, I would decline if asked.

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anteros_lmc
Jul. 15th, 2014 10:12 pm (UTC)
Poor C! If it's not one thing it's another :/ Hand, foot an mouth is a nasty thing. It regularly does the rounds of nurseries here but luckily toots avoided it when she was small. No doubt it'll come round eventually though. Hope C's itches pass soon. Try adding some bicarbonate of soda to the oatmeal!
ba1126
Jul. 15th, 2014 10:37 pm (UTC)
I strongly recommend bleach wipes on everything she touches!! Stop it from spreading! Hope she feels better soon and the rest of the family avoids it!!
serge_lj
Jul. 16th, 2014 01:30 pm (UTC)
My best wishes to your daughter.
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