Ayurvedic Treatment For Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease


Bacterial and viral diseases have many things that are common in both but there are some differences that help to differentiate both diseases. Bacterial infections are caused by bacteria and viral infections are caused by Viruses, as we all know about this. These both are microbes and spreads by some common means like sneezing, coughing, kissing, or may transfer togetherly by taking contaminated food or water or it may be spread when you get exposure to any other infected creature like pets, flies or ticks, etc. these both microbes can cause acute or chronic infections, and they can be of mild phase, moderate or of severe phase. Both microbes are the same in some things but they are as different as giraffes and goldfish for example – viruses are very small in size they are even smaller than the smallest bacteria in the world, viruses are having a protein coat and a core of genetic material whether it is RNA or DNA. Viruses can’t live without a host, this hand, foot, and mouth disease are caused by a Virus named coxsackievirus. In this article writing, we are going to discuss hand, foot, and mouth disease, its symptoms, causative factors, and Ayurvedic management of this disease.

Ayurvedic Treatment For Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease


Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a mild, contagious viral infection and is very common in young children aged under 5 years old but anyone can get it. This disease is not that serious, but it is very contagious among small children. It is caused by Enterovirus genus in which coxsackievirus most commonly affects health. It is characterised by blisters and sores in the mouth, hands, and feet as the name suggests. This is a very mild condition that can go by itself within some time. In Allopathic medicine there is no specific treatment for this disease, some frequent tips to avoid this infection like frequent hand washing or which may help to reduce the risk of having this infection.

What is Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease?

This is a highly contagious infection caused by a virus that can spread from one person to another that can be of any measure. These can spread from unwashed hands or contaminated faeces. This is directly characterised by the formation of sores, and blisters in the mouth, hands, and feet.

What are the causes and modes of Transmission?

  • This disease can spread easily by direct contact among people.
    Respiratory droplets can also spread these infected particles when a person sneezes or coughs.
  • Fluid from the blisters or scabs can also spread this disease.
  • Usually, the diseased person can spread this infection in its earlier stages like during the first week when the disease is on its peak.

What are the Symptoms of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease?

Symptoms of this disease include –

  • This is common in infants, or children younger than 5 years old.
  • These just rely for 7 to 10 days after starting.
  • Its symptoms are usually fever and flu including fever, eating or drinking less, loss of appetite, sore throat, headache, malaise, and painful red blisters.
  • Flat red spots are easier to be seen on palms and anterior surfaces of the body.
  • Most children have these painful sores in their mouths also.

How are hand, foot, and mouth disease diagnosed?

Physical examination of the patient who has the appearance of blisters and rashes.

Samples can be taken by the various parts of the body to test for the virus-like –

  • Throat swab
  • Stool samples

Ayurvedic View

According to the concept of Ojas or Vyadhikshamatva or Bala (immunity), it is the power defence system of the body that is having tremendous importance in the daily welfare of living beings. This is not only for disease prevention but also for rapid recovery after disease occurrence, Ayurveda says this condition of the hand, foot, and mouth disease is caused by heen vyadhikshmatava, which directly shows its impact on Pitta dosha and caused various symptoms like burning sensation, blister formation, sores in mouth, hands or feet. These can be properly managed by giving rejuvenator herbs to the patient to enhance the immunity and strength of the body. Some of the effective herbs that can give relief in this particular condition are mentioned below.

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda for hand, foot, and mouth disease

Planet Ayurveda is a certified herbal medicine manufacturing company that provides beneficial herbal remedies to needful patients that are suffering from mild to severe diseases. These are totally free from colours, dyes, fillers, harmful chemicals, or any preservatives. Our products don’t cause any side-effects in anyone’s body. Our company does not test the medicine on the animals and doesn’t pollute the environment with waste material. Here, the products are made with purely natural herbs that give effective results in the diseases.


Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Products Description


This is a polyherbal formulation manufactured by Planet Ayurveda consisting of various herbs that are very beneficial in eliminating viral infections from the body, these herbs are Haldi (Curcuma longa), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), pippali (Piper longum), etc. these all herbs are rich in anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties and used to gain the strength in the body. This product also helps to promote the immunity that is vyadhikshamatava and Oja of the diseased person.

Dosage: 1 tablet twice daily with plain water after meals.


This is a single herbal product prepared by Planet Ayurveda consisting of Turmeric (Curcuma longa) which is widely used to treat viral as well as bacterial infections in the world. This herb is traditionally famous in our homes and wonderfully acts on various diseases that involve any type of allergic reaction. This product is widely used to treat skin disorders and can effectively be used to manage ulcers, redness, swelling or other inflammatory signs.

Dosage: 1 Capsule twice daily, with plain water, after meals.


This is a classical polyherbal product manufactured by Planet Ayurveda in a liquid form, this articulation is widely known as an immune booster and helps to prevent various bacterial and viral infections. It also has analgesic properties that help the patient to combat the pain. This herbal product consists of Amrita (Tinospora cordifolia), shunthi (Zingiber officinalis), marich (Piper nigrum) etc.

Dosage: 5ml twice a day with an equal amount of water, after meals.


This medicine is a classical formulation manufactured by Planet Ayurveda consisting of various herbs like Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Nagarmotha (Cyperus rotundus), Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysenterica) etc. This herbal medicine is a great detoxifying medicine that helps to cleanse the blood, its herbs are very effective in managing bacterial and viral diseases. It also helps to boost up the immune power and gives strength to the body to fight all infections.

Dosage: 5ml twice a day after meals. The administration must be done after mixing in lukewarm water.

Prevention of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

  • Washing hands is the best protection that you can advise your all family and nearby children to stop the spread of the disease.
  • Shared toys or body cleansers must be cleaned properly.


Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease is a contagious viral infection that occurs in young children and easily spreads among those who have depleted their immunity and weakened the body. Ayurveda medicines help to recover all the diseases from their roots, so try to adapt Ayurveda to get a cure for all your diseases. Ayurvedic therapy not only recovers from the disease but also helps our body to gain strength and stay strong to kill any bacteria or viruses without hampering the body’s health.

Dr. Vikram Chauhan


Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book "Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing". He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com.

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