My girl is running on off fever and we seen a doc. Doc say theres ulcers in her upper mouth but no other hfmd symptoms. Could be viral infection. She has been drinking so much lesser today and doc worry dehydration so gave us glucose syrup to feed her. But she doesn't take bottle, i tried straw also rejected, spoon feed she spit out, syringe feed she took in but cry like mad and the vol is abt 50 to 60ml. It will take a long time for me to syringe feed her. Is there any other way around it? Doc told us to stop her milk intake as she has lots of stomach wind and stomach upset too. Told us to give this glucose every 2 hrs for the next 6 hrs. Really headache.

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How old is your daughter? Like adults, when we have ulcer, it gets quite painful to swallow. What you can do is to give her some chilled drinks and feed in smaller quantities many times throughout the day. You can also freeze ice cubes for her to suck or make popsicles (puree fruits and freeze). If she is ok to eat, you can give her watery porridge, yoghurt, soup or anything softer in texture like pureed fruits too.

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6y ago

Try to make less formula (to prevent wastage) and feed her more times a day. Use a syringe if that's the only way to go. Try to preserver a few more days because she will recover in no time. Meanwhile, did your doctor prescribe you any spray or gel to numb her ulcers? If he didnt, maybe you can give him a quick call and ask if she can use it. If you find your daughter not urinating or her diaper have crystals, pls bring her to the doctor immediately as she is dehydrated and needs to be put on