Borax for Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

5 star (1) 

Ruth (West Virginia, US) on 12/14/2014:
5 out of 5 stars

My 20 month old screamed with discomfort from Hand Foot Mouth Disease for 2 days and could hardly sleep until finally I bathed him with Borax! It was the first thing that actually calmed him down and helped him sleep. For a bath, I poured maybe 1/2 cup in his water. I also poured a couple tablespoons in a bucket of water to soak his hands and feet it in between baths, and applied a strong concentration of borax/water with a washcloth after his bath or soak. I did this whenever he was uncomfortable, 3 or more times a day at first. I also applied peroxide and silver a couple times a day, and after the borax treatment applied coconut oil mixed with an Herbal Savvy product with myrrh in it. I was also giving him every immune boosting supplement I had: colloidal silver, vit. C, zinc, echinacea, etc. Now, on day 3, he still has the blisters but they don't seem to be bothering him at all. I am also giving the rest of the family lots of immune boosting supplements and praying we don't get it too! (By the way, the same treatments worked for chicken pox too! )
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