2. Reduced Appetite
Your child will almost certainly have a reduced appetite if they have HFM. Most children do not feel like eating when they get sick. This is perfectly understandable, as they may be feeling nausea or with this particular disease, they may even have sores inside their mouth the make it very difficult even anything. Painful sores are one of the symptoms of this illness.
However, there are ways that you can still get them the nutrients they need without triggering painful sores or forcing them to eat something that will make them nauseous and want to throw up. Beef or chicken broth is a really good substitute for meals when your child doesn’t feel like eating. Beef broth is milder and flavor than chicken broth typically, so you may want to go with that instead if your child is mouth sores. You may also want to add coconut oil as it is a powerful antiviral.