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Homeopathy treatment on Hand, Foot and Mouth disease

Hand foot mouth disease (HFM) is highly contagious disease. It is caused by viral infection. The group of viruses which causes  disease are enterovirus, out of which coxsackievirus A16 is the main virus which is responsible for HFM.


Hand foot mouth disease is mostly common in children below the age of 10 years. The disease spread from person to person. Infection is more common at child health care center, preschool, school, playground, where children are in quarters.  Oral ingestion is the most common way to spread disease in small children, as the children put many times hand in their mouth. The illness spread from infected patient’s:

  • saliva
  • Respiratory droplets, which are spread in the air after coughing and sneezing
  • Stools
  • Fluid from the blisters
  • Nasal or throat secretions


Early symptoms includes fever along with soreness of throat. Painful blisters are present inside the mouth and in some cases around or outside the mouth too. Blisters after few days converts into ulcers. Blisters generally occurs on hand and feet area. Sometime blisters occurs on buttocks, legs and genital area too. Theses blisters are similar to chickenpox but, they are smaller in diameter. Blisters are not itchy like chicken pox but are sore to touch. There is also a loss of appetite.

The incubation period of the HFD is from 3-5 days. This means it takes 3-5 days to actually appear symptoms after infecting by virus. The virus mostly spread by air, after coughing and sneezing by infected person. It also spread by touching the fluid of the blisters. Many times it can spread through stool (faeces), as small children sometimes don’t wash their hands so well. The disease is mainly infectious until the spots and mouth ulcers have gone.


The main complication of HFD is dehydration. Children have sore ulcers and blisters in their mouth during HFD. So they avoid drinking liquid as it causes the sore pain in mouth. Hence keeping your child hydrated is the main important thing.

Viral meningitis, encephalitis are very serious but very rare complication can occur in some cases.

Homeopathy treatment:

Homeopathy play very vital role while treating HFD. The mild and correct action of homeopathy medicine helps to reduce fever and blisters and gives patient speedy recovery. It also helps to reduce mouth ulcers. There are many medicines in homeopathy for HFD infection. Some of them are listed below,

  • Belladona: this remedy is useful when there is high grade fever. Patient have severe headache along with drowsiness or restlessness. Face is flushed. Eyes are sensitive to light. Rash is red in color along with the feeling of throbbing and heat.
  • Bryonia: there is thirst for large quantity of cold water along with dryness of mouth. The dry cough develop after persisting fever for long days. The child feels worst by motion.
  • Apis mellifica: this medicine prescribed, when eruptions are pink, puffy and very much itchy. Eruptions have stinging pain. The child feels bad, irritable after warmth. Eyelids are swollen, and there is no thirst.

These are some examples out of the various homeopathy medicine for HFD. For accurate homeopathy medicine and for fastest recovery please consult homeopathy doctor.

Dr. Tasnim Maner
Dr. Tasnim Maner
Dr. Tasnim Maner has earned her B.H.M.S degree in Homeopathy from DSHM College, Pune. She has been contributing as a Medical and health consultant since past 5 years. Dr. Tasnim Maner has been taking more diversified cases like diabetes, skin, asthma. arthritis, and more and treated successfully through homeopathic treatment. She has also been working as health consultant for weight loss / gain program.

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