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Child has tongue pain, no fever or blisters. Any ideas?

My 3 year old has been complaining off and on of tongue pain over the past two weeks. A few nights ago, he woke up in the middle of the night crying, saying his tongue hurt. He went to the pediatrician yesterday who could not find anything in his mouth that would cause pain. Just a few minutes ago, he began crying in his sleep and woke up screaming that his tongue hurts and didn t even want me to touch him. He finally pointed to the tip of his tongue for me, but I didn t see anything suspicious. He did let me look in his mouth, and there are no blisters or sores that I could see. He has not run a fever for any reason in months. I m lost as to what this can be. Any ideas?
Asked On : Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Dear rhmayfield You said that your 3yrs old son for past 2weeks is complaining
of intermittent pain or the tangue. i am convinced it may well be due to oral thrush.(Candidiasis).
It usually presents with white flakes but in my experience I have seen virtually
slight or no sighs at all. I think he should be given Nystatin oral suspension 100,000 unit
four times daily and Miconazole (Daktarin) sugar free gel 20mg/g 2.5ml to rub on
the tangue twice daily. I am sure he will have speedy fecovery. kindest regards
Dr. S.K.Mukherjee
Answered: Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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