Last week we were put on notice by our daycare that Hand Foot and Mouth was making the rounds along with Impetigo. Do me a favor. Do not look at the Google Images for either. I was FREAKING OUT.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday came and went and Rylan exhibited no symptoms. But instead of feeling lucky I just assumed it would hit over the weekend.
I was right.
Thankfully, we knew what to watch for and at the first sign of red bumps and blisters on his little hands and feet, we called his pediatrician. He has limited Saturday hours and we got in early that day. I was relieved to find out the case looked mild, especially since a high fever never accompanied the rash.
When we got home I also consulted with Mike’s sister immediately regarding essential oils. I shared my Gentle Babies guide with a friend but Kelly found case studies of success using diluted Thieves on the spine and feet several times a day.
Rylan’s Hand Foot and Mouth never spread past his hands, feet and a few random bumps on his legs. He never developed a fever and aside from being more fussy than usual, he handled it like a champ.
We were certainly lucky that his case was mild but I believe the addition of a natural remedy, Thieves diluted with olive oil in this case, helped him heal faster.
Every day I am fascinated with the way each oil is becoming a staple in our home!