Childhood Diseases

Posted by: mommy with sore tongue | 2009/03/12


sore spots on tongue, mom and baby

My 21 month old daugther had a bout of diarrhea three months ago and developed oral thrush, which was treated successfully with daktarin and reuteri drops. However, a few weeks later she, myself and my husband developed small sore spots on our tongues. The spots are not white, but red, and burns terribly. They last about two days, disappears and returns on another position on the tongue a week or so later. It does not affect my daughters appetite, she eats very well, and does not cause fever or any other symptoms. I am still breastfeeding her. The frequency of the sore spots are getting longer in between, but it has been chronic now for three months. Could it be hand, mouth and foot disease or candida? Her and myself have both developed small spots of eczema - myself on the face and her in the crease of her arm in the last 3 months. I last had eczema as a baby and she has never had it before.

Expert's Reply



This sounds like a herpes virus infection called herpes stomatitis. Ask your doctor to see your daughter when the ulcers appear. This is not hand, foot and mouth disease.

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