Hand, foot and mouth disease usually affect infants and children. It is viral disease characterised by a brief febrile illness and typical vesicular rash. In rare cases, patients may also develop neurological complications. It is moderately contagious and is spread through direct contact with the mucus, saliva, or feces of an infected person.
It typically occurs in small epidemics, usually during the summer and autumn months. The incidence of hand, foot and mouth disease has recently been on the rise in India due to the probable mass immunization programs. The disease affects more than one family member and often takes a toll of epidemic situation.
The modern management offers only symptomatic relief along with antiviral medicines whose indications are limited to severe cases. This report describes a prolonged case of hand foot and mouth disease from Kolhapur,central India, managed through ayurvedic remedies like Paripathadi kadha, Shatdhout ghrut and Kumari .ayurvedic remedies.Where it shows better improvement in healing of lesions in short duration.
Keywords- Hand foot mouth disease, vesicular rash, Paripathadi kadha, Shatdhout ghrut