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Child with sores on mouth have fever and swollen gums. Strep test negative. What's wrong?

My son is 4 going on 5 he had a fever for 3 days well the same night his fever went away he got sores in his mouth his gums swelled and he has a cold sore well I took him to the doctors today and they did a strep test and it came back negative she said if its not gone by Thursday 3 days from now bring him back and she will do blood work can you tell me how long this last and what it is that s wrong with my Lil man and what I can give him to make him feel better
Asked On : Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dec 2012
Hello,

Thanks for posting on HCM
From your description it is obvious that your child is presenting with an infection which could be viral or bacteria. With your presentation it is more likely bacteria which normally should be resolved in a few days or antiviral medication could be administerd ( usually not necessary). If your kid can obey simply instructions such as being able to wash his mouth and throw out the waster, then i'll suggest mouth wash solutions with antiseptic properties such as eludril or hextril.
Since your doctor has run a strep test, it does not mean that other bacteria such as staph can not be involved.
So if after a few days, your child still presents with the affection, blood work will be advised to find out if bacteria infection.

Hope this helps
Answered: Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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