15 working Home Remedies for Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease [2020]

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FMAD, also called hand, foot and mouth are common diseases seen in children. This article deals with home remedies for hand, foot & mouth disease.

A virus is responsible for causing it. Are your children complaining to you about sore blisters in the mouth?

Or about rashes and blisters on hand? This is a very common disease especially children who are under the age of 11 years of age.

This disease is caused by a virus mostly known as coxsackievirus

It is highly contagious and can spread from water, air, personal contact, skin contact, contaminated feces and through a lot of other ways.

The best suggestion is to keep your child safe inside the home because he/she can spread this disease to other children. 

This disease is the most contagious in its first 7 days as the virus stays active in the body and can easily spread to others.

Some of the symptoms of this disease are:

  1. Fever
  2. Sore throat
  3. Blisters
  4. Headache
  5. Irritability
  6. Red rashes on hand and foot
  7. Appetite loss
  8. Malaise

Contents at a glance!

  1. Tender coconut water
  2. Cod liver oil
  3. Oil pulling
  4. Lavender oil
  5. Lemon essential oil
  6. Licorice root
  7. Saltwater rinse and baths
  8. Garlic
  9. Ginger
  10. Pomegranate
  11. Tulsi
  12. Aloe-Vera
  13. Coconut oil
  14. Baking soda bath
  15. Oatmeal bath

Here we go with the remedies of hand foot & mouth disease.

  • Tender coconut oil!

Tender coconut water has a lot of vitamins and minerals and is known for its benefits of cooling the body and the stomach.

It also contains lauric acid which can help to fight various types of viruses. A child who is suffering from hand foot and mouth disease is advised to drink a lot of coconut tender water because it will help him be cool and would provide relief to his mouth that is full of red blisters.

It will keep his body hydrated too. You can give the tender coconut water in some other form like frozen ice cubes if your child likes to chew on ice cubes in general.

  • Cod liver oil!

Cod liver oil has some amazing antivirus properties which will help to kill the viruses. It is rich in vitamin A; D and E. Give this to your child in the form of capsules or you can also mix it in his juice or yogurt.

  • Oil pulling!

This method helps in keeping oral hygiene in the times of hand foot and mouth disease. Make sure your child does it.

Take any kind of oil, for example, the most easily available, coconut oil.

Take one tablespoon of coconut oil and ask your child to keep it in his mouth and ask him to swish it around his mouth for about 5 minutes and then make him spit it out.

The child shouldn’t swallow the oil as it can be very harmful.

oil pulling one of the best remedies for hand foot and mouth disease
  • Lavender oil!

Lavender oil has miraculous properties of making your child sleep better by making him relaxed and chilled out.

It is also a very good disinfectant and helps the body to fight the virus. Add a few drops of lavender oil to your child’s bath.

  • Lemon essential oil!

This works somewhat similar to lavender oil therapy. It is one of the best disinfectants and helps to fight the virus.

Add a few drops of lemon essential oil to your child’s bath. It will also help o nourish his skin.

For the rashes, mix some coconut oil with lemon essential oil and apply it on the rashes. This remedy will work like wonders for your child.

  • Licorice root!

This has a property of antivirus and it can be used as various home remedies for treating virus infections.

It has a chemical in it called triterpenoid that helps in boosting the immunity of the child’s body.

It also forms a thick layer of mucus inside the esophagus and mouth which further helps to soothe and heal blisters just boil some licorice root in water and, strain it to make tea and give it to your child.

This will heal him super soon. This should be used within limits as too much of this ingredient can prove to be harmful to your child’s health.

  • Rinsing the mouth with salt water!

Make your child rinse his mouth with warm salt water for about 4 times a day because it will give relief from painful red blisters and sore mouth.

Common salt can be used for this process but it is advised to use Himalayan pink salt because it balances the PH level inside your child’s mouth.

Add salt to his daily bathwater to give him relief from rashes and red blisters on the back too.

  • Garlic!

Garlic has some real strong antimicrobial properties because it contains a high level of sulfur compounds.

You can either make a ginger herbal tea for your child or increase the amount of garlic in his food.

Capsules are also available if your child has difficulty in eating raw garlic.

garlic for hand foot and mouth disease
  • Ginger!

Ginger also contains several anti-viral compounds that will help to fight various kinds of terrible viruses.

You can boil ginger in water and then mix honey in it to serve it to your child. You can also add the ginger roots to your child’s tea or normal diets.

  • Pomegranates!

Pomegranates have antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that can help your child deal with hand foot and mouth disease and also soothe the symptoms of it.

Let your child drink tons of pomegranate juice and eat its seed to let him heal sooner and quicker.

  • Tulsi!

Tulsi is considered to have magical properties as it is a very important herb.

It reduces inflammation, fights virus and microbes and also provides relief from pain.

You can give your child Tulsi leaves to chew or can boil it in water and give him to drink the water with honey.

Make your child drink this solution for about 3-4 times a day to relieve him from the pain and disease.

  • Aloe vera!

It has anti-microbial properties and also fights the virus. It also boosts immunity.

You should apply aloe vera gel on your child’s body to help him get relief from the pain he/she is suffering through.

It gives a soothing effect and heals the redness and blisters.

aelo vera plant
  • Coconut oil!

Coconut oil has antiviral properties. It will help the rashes and redness from your child’s body.

Apply it twice every day to see the rashes soon vanishing from his body. Combine the oil pulling with it as mentioned in one of the above points.

  • Baking soda bath!

Baking soda has a plethora of benefits. No matter which part of the body you’re using it on, you’ll always see a difference in a positive manner.

Giving your child a baking soda power bath will help him get relief from the redness and rashes.

Add half a cup of baking soda to a tub of water and let it mix well. It eliminates all the itching and rashes from the body.

baking soda for hand foot and mouth disease
  • Oatmeal bath!

Just as mentioned in the case of baking soda, oatmeal bath also has a huge number of benefits.

You have to add about one cup of oats to the warm water tub and see the difference after some baths!

image od oats for oat meal bath one of the remedies for hand foot and mouth disease


I hope and pray your child get over this disease very soon and become healthy super soon.

Apply these tried and tested home remedies for hand, foot & mouth disease to help him get over it.

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