Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Samantha | 2010/07/16

Q.

BLISTERS IN BABY''S MOUTH

hi there,

My son is 1 year old &  had foot &  mouth in feb this year. He is also teething. I noticed 2 blisters outside his mouth last night &  now he has more blisters in his mouth. What could be the cause of it?

Thanks
Samantha

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is an illness called herpes stomatitis which is a viral infection of the mouth. The ulcers are painful and your baby may not want to eat or drink. Apple Teejel gel to the ulcers. If your baby stops drinking properly please take him to see a doctor as he can become dehydrated.

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