My 2 year old has ulcers (cold sores) in her mouth

Kelly - posted on 03/18/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )




My 2 year old has had ulcers in her mouth, on her gums and tongue for the past week. Now her gums are starting to swell and on the top where they are most swollen you can barely see her teeth and they bleed easliy when touched. I went with her to the hospital last friday and they just told me it was a viral infection and that it would heal on its own. Im just concerned because it looks pretty bad and painful ( she cant eat any solid foods but desperately wants to) so i would just like to know if anyone has gone through this with their child and how long will it take for it to go away?

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Justine - posted on 11/25/2011




my son is going threw the same thing right now :( the hospital told me the same thing!!

Heather - posted on 03/18/2009




I would take her in for a 2nd opinion it almost sounds like she could possibly have what they call thrush but then again I could be wrong because she is 2 years old and that is something that normally happens to infants. Avoid giving her anything with citrus because it could irritate them even further. You could also try cleaning the areas with diluted hydrogen peroxide (half water/hydrogen peroxide) take a q-tip dip it in to the solution and clean the areas. The other thing you could try doing is have her swish with salt water but that is kind of hard to do with a young one. Good luck and I hope she gets to feeling better soon.

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