Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Tebogo | 2010-12-21


21 months with Tonsilitis

Good day Dr
My child is 1 yr &  9 months- she has white sores on the tongue&  on the lower lip- I took her to the GP and I was told she has Tonsils...she was injected and given medication- so far nothing has changed on her condition &  she`s very hot....this is day 3. She does not want food....

Please advise...

Expert's Reply



This is not due to tonsillitis but she has a virus infection of her mouth called' herpes stomatitis'. The sores are very painful and your little girl may not be able to eat and drink normally. Apply Teejel gel at least 3 times a day to the sores in her mouth. If she is not able to drink she must be taken to your nearest hospital out patients department as she may become dehydrated. The sores in her mouth can last for as long as 10 days.Give her Panado syrup for her fever and pain.

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