Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Treatment
There is no specific treatment for hand, foot, and mouth disease. Supportive care, including fever management, and prevention of dehydrationare the primary goals. Occasionally, "magic mouthwash" is prescribed by the provider. This is a mix of several oral liquid medications, generally including a topical anesthetic and Benadryl. This is then applied to the mouth ulcers to decrease the pain associated with the oral lesions, decrease the inflammatory response, and encourage the affected infant to increase oral intake.