“Magic Mouthwash” To Soothe HFM Discomfort

by Tara Saltzburg

Hey There!

Hopefully, you’ve been avoiding the plague that is Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease, but in case your home’s been compromised, we may be able to make your next 10-14 days a little better.

Often, the uncomfortable mouth sores associated with HFMD make it difficult for kids to eat and drink, leading to malnutrition and dehydration. Alas, we’ve come across an at-home treatment – a “magic mouthwash,” if you will – that actually works to help soothe the discomfort associated with mouth sores.

We got this tip through a friend of ours who managed to make it through two weeks of HFMD that affected all three of his young girls…


Bravo, sir.

The treatment was recommended by his pediatrician and he now swears by it. Give it a try and thank us later.

“Magic Mouthwash” for Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease

5 ml. Children’s Advil
5 ml. Children’s Benadryl
5 ml. Mylanta
    Rinse it around for 10 seconds and spit it out. 


    Here are a few other tips to help ease discomfort from mouth sores:

    1. Eat soft gentle foods that don’t require a lot of chewing, like ice cream, gelatin, and applesauce.
    2. Suck on ice pops or ice chips.
    3. Avoid acidic foods such as orange juice and tomatoes.
    4. Avoid spicy and salty foods.
    5. Drink ice cold water often (children over 1).
    6. Rinse mouth with warm water after eating.

    Good luck!

     XO, Tara

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    Tara Saltzburg

    About The Author

    Tara Saltzburg founded Westyn Baby when her son was an infant battling severe eczema. She was always on the lookout for products that would minimize the irritation and ease his discomfort, but safe, non-irritating pajamas proved difficult to find. Tara started Westyn Baby in 2016 with a mission to create better, safer sleepwear for kids - sleepwear that's exceptionally soft, flame-retardant free, sensitivity-friendly, and durable. Read more about WB sleepwear.

    Tara was born and raised at the NJ shore and attended Penn State University, where she played soccer and discovered her love of mountain life. She is a mom of one boy and hopes to eventually have enough kids to form some sort of athletic team. She and her family currently reside in Central Pennsylvania and spend the summers in Stone Harbor, NJ.