had 2 dot on my right hands. didn't think much of it.
the dots on my hands has multiply. also had rashes on my feet. thought it was hives. its so itchy, red and hot. it cleared up after i soak it in warm water with some Epsom salt.
so today is the 3rd day of the attack. its been more than 10 years since i got hives. and last night was the worst of it. for the 1st few days it was ok. theres only a few dots on my hands and it doesn't bother me much.
then last night i thought of gargling with vco (virgin coconut oil). its a natural remedy for many common ailments including hives. so after gargling the vco, i take a teaspoon of it. thinking that it would be better. without drinking warm water. (you're supposed to drink water after taking vco.)
i am so wrong. at 3 am i woke up with throat that felt like it was on fire. the dots filled liquid on my right hand has multiply and its also red and hot.
i didn't know what to do. my face was also warm and rough.so i take a deep breath then i took some yemen honey with warm water and drank it.
a few minutes after that, i felt better. but the dots filled liquid on my hands were still itchy and painful. it felt like my hands are slathered with cili padi. i put some moogoo soothing cream on it and try to get back to sleep.
i woke up feeling so much better. my face still feel a little rough but thats it. even the dots on my hands are not so warm anymore. but its still painful to touch.
after lunch, i drank more yemen honey and warm water. wash my face with 1:7 of apple cider vinegar : warm water.
the worst dots was on my right ring finger. so it may take a while before i can wear my ring again. hmmmmphhh.
my right ring finger.
if you look closely, you can see there's little dots filled liquid that makes it super itchy and hot.
the day went by ok. i thought the hives has gone but only to feel more pain at night. another sleepless night it is. hmmphhh.
exactly 7 days after, the dots has totally gone. it left only a little scar on my right ring finger.
side note :
come to think of it, i don't think what i have is hives coz it felt different from 10 years ago. the thing is, before the dots come out, i had tonsilitis for 3 weeks and i had gone to see 3 doctors.
so when the dots filled liquid come out, i thought that it was nothing. also day 3 is on the weekend and the clinic is closed.(hahaha alasan je kan aku ni)
so i got on a little research and well it may seem like i had hfmd. hfmd is not a child disease. adult can have them too. and i'm going to see a doctor just to confirm it. sighhh...
well....oh well. just got back from the clinic and the doctor gave me this :
a whole load of meds.
i describe to him all my symptoms and he confirms that i have hfmd. he says that there is no cure for hfmd. only meds to help relieve the symptoms. it may take 10-14 days for hfmd to runs its course.
i ask him about my ring finger. i still can't make a full fist with it. he said maybe its a little swollen. its only been 8 days! and my tonsillitis is back. huhuhu... i can't wait for this to be over. that means i have to finish my antibiotics. boohoo.... =((
p/s : please consult a doctor for a diagnose before trying the remedies and tips written in this post. do a patch test first. what suits me doesn't mean it suits everyone. =)