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08 Feb 2010

Mouth Ulcers
How do I treat mouth ulcers in my 18month old' s mouth,It has spread to his lips also now and he cannot eat cause it hurts too much.
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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

This is an illness caused by a virus called herpes stomatitis. This may lead to your child becoming dehydrated if he cannot drink enough because of his painful mouth. He should be seen by a paediatrician or at an emergency paediatric clinic.If you cannot get him seen tonight use Teejel on the ulcers to give him relief from the pain.
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