My 2 yr old had a low range fever (99-101 degrees) for about 3 days. His fever has subsided, but now his gums have become swollen and bleeding with sores/blisters on his lips, in his mouth and on his tongue for the last 3 days. What could this be? and what can he take to alleviate the pain that he is obviously in. He's eating (less than normal) and playing, but he hasn't slept well for several days already. Will this go away on its own? Does it sound like it may be contagious as I have a 6 month old at home also.
My son had the same symptoms and we brought him in to get it checked out. The Doctor said it appeard to be Herpangina or hand, foot, and mouth disease. The doctor prescribed us a special mouth wash to put into his mouth to subside the pain and he also prescribed amoxicillin. He too wasn't eating or drinking well so I made sure to give him soft foods such as mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, yogurt, pudding, and popsicles. I know how hard the past couple of days have been, as my son was miserable. Good luck and hope this helped!
My 18 month old son had the same thing. After talking to his doctor and some nurse friends, we determined that he had a hand, foot and mouth type virus. The doc said that unfortunately there really isn't much we could do but let the virus run its course. He said to make him as comfortable s possible by letting him eat soft/cold things (ice cream, popcicles, yogurt, etc) and giving him tylenol or motrin for the pain and fever. He also stressed that we had to at least make sure he was drinking enough a day so he wouldn't get dehydrated. We pretty much just had to tough out the sleepless nights. The blisters usually take about 7-10 days to clear up after the fever has subsided. Until then, no matter how heartbreaking it is to watch all you can do is give them lots of patience and love.
My 2 year old daughter has the same thing. She hasn't been eating as much as she used to, and seems very tired all the time. Her fever has been up and down for the last 4 days (99.1 to 103.0) We finally took her to the doctor on the 2nd day of her fever and they said that she was too young to recieve any amoxicillin or any anti-biotics. Of course i was a little upset because no one wants to see their little one suffer the way that they do when this occurs. So the doctor proscibed her Lidocaine Viscous 2% (It's supposed to Numb the mouth) so she could eat, & it really seems to help. She also has Children's Advil that i picked up at a local grocery store (over the counter) to lower her fevers & that also seems to help as well, but her fever is still in the high 99 at times.& then when i thought things couldn't get any worse, on the 3rd to 4th day her gums started getting swollen and bleeding..and her teeth began to hurt. The numbing solution's really seem to ease her pain now, but she still feels like crap! I have also been rinsing her mouth out with mixed sea salt and warm water (if you dont have sea salt table salt is also fine too) All you can do is wait it out & hopefully things turn out for the best. I know it's hard.. but everything is going to be okay!
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