Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Rene | 2009/03/20


Mouth sores

My 3 year old has recently started getting a very mild fever once of twice a day however it does not seem to affect him to much since he proceedes with his normal activities at school without complaining at all. His glands seem to be slightly swolen and he has developed very small mouth sores this week. The sores only bother him while he is eating certain foods. What could this be and how do I go about treating it?

Expert's Reply



This could be a condition called 'aphthous ulcers' of your son's mouth. These are small ulcers of unknown cause which can be very painful when eating acid foods such as citrus, tomatoes and many fruits. The ulcers tend to come and go. The treatment is usually to apply Teejel to the ulcers. If the problem becomes severe please ask your paediatrician to see your son.

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Posted by: Mom | 2009/03/24

Hi Doc,

My 6.5 month old has red patches on the lips of her vagina. The vagina also seems slightly swollen. Could this be nappy rash?? i have been applying nappy rash cream on it but it doensnt seem to be going away. Please advice


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