Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Henriette Swanepoel | 2010/01/26

Q.

white around mouth

7 year old - white around mouth. Sign of what?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I really need a little more information to be certain about the cause of your child's white appearance around the mouth. This could be due to anaemia or a candida infection [thrush] or due to a viral infection called herpes stomatitis. Please ask your doctor to see your child.

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