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Pregnant Millie Mackintosh reveals 16-month-old daughter has hand, foot and mouth disease

Pregnant Millie Mackintosh reveals 16-month-old daughter has hand, foot and mouth disease
Millie has opened up on her daughter’s health (Picture: Instagram/@milliemackintosh)

Millie Mackintosh has revealed her daughter Sienna has been rushed to hospital and diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease.

The former Made In Chelsea star, who is pregnant with her second child, shared a snap with her 16-month-old daughter and revealed she had to go to A&E as she opened up on the ordeal.

She wrote on Instagram: ‘It’s been a rough few days in the Taylor household, Sienna has really not been herself.

‘I put it down to having a cold and possibly teething as she kept crying and pointing at her mouth, by the end of the week she was refusing to eat or drink anything, even the sight of her milk bottle would make her scream so I knew it was something more.

‘We took her to A&E and they found ulcers on her tongue and the roof of her mouth, they diagnosed her with Hand, Foot and Mouth. Her throat is very sore, apparently it’s like tonsillitis but worse.

‘I felt so bad for not realising, but she doesn’t have the telling rash around her mouth or on her hands and feet – but apparently that can come later.’

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) – which is not related to foot and mouth in animals – is a virus which causes lesions on the hands, feet and mouth, while it can also affect the sufferer’s genitals and buttocks.

The infection is most common in children under the age of 10.

The 32-year-old star explained she and her husband Hugo Taylor are giving their baby girl ‘regular pain relief’ as well as ‘using a numbing throat spray which seems to be helping a little’.

She continued: ‘She is sleeping more than normal but when she is awake she is crying non stop, which breaks my heart. It’s so hard to see your child unwell and I can’t explain to her that it will be ok.

‘She really hasn’t eaten much in the last few days just a bite of her favourite snacks here and there.

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