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Baby with bad ulcers, swollen gums, high fever. What can help?

I am a nurse caring for babies in an orphanage setting, so community living, 10 babies in the same room at night (separate cribs), 35 in same building. Last week had a baby with bad ulcers in mouth/tongue/lip and down throat . She is now better but today we have another baby that started today with swollen gums that are dark purple/red in colour and had a high 39.7 fever this afternoon - not eating well because mouth hurts. No ulcers or specific marcations in mouth, just the swollen gums. Any recommendations?
Asked On : Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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Thank you for your query.

I suggest that you should get the children examined for foot and mouth disease and isolate them if that is the cause. In the interim you can make them do Listerine gargles along with supportive treatment.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing you wards an early recovery.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Wed, 19 Jun 2013
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