Day 1 (March 2): I saw a red spot on my palm. I ignored it. My attention was on my two-year-old, Conran, who was still recovering from hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) and was cranky. A few days ago, he had a few red spots on his feet and palms, as well as mouth ulcers. He lost his appetite for two to three days.
Day 2: More spots appeared. A visit to the general practitioner confirmed that I had HFMD. By evening, blisters had spread to my fingers and wrist area. I was itching like crazy, and managed to sleep only after applying calamine lotion.