Our poor Miss A recently had the dreaded Hand, Foot and Mouth disease. She was really miserable. Our pediatrician suggested a salt and oatmeal bath to help with the itchiness and I improved on that suggestion with an oatmeal, coconut oil, Epsom salt and lavender essential oil bath. It was really easy to make and Miss A seemed to get some relief from it.
- about a tablespoon (or more) oatmeal (if using a washcloth, don’t bother grinding)
- coconut oil, about a tablespoon
- about a teaspoon regular table salt
- about 1/4 cup Epsom salt
- few drop lavender essential oil
Combine at least the first three ingredients (you can combine all five, we just had the lavender essential oil and the Epsom salt in the bathroom already) into a washcloth and tie with string to close.
Draw a warm bath and place the satchel under warm running water. If you didn’t add the Epsom salt and the lavender essential oil to the sachet, add it to the bath now.
Fun fact: adults can get HFM too and it’s just awful.