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Twin children, suffering from fever, loss of appetite, sores on tongue, red gums with bleeding, foul odor. Causes?

I have two year old twin boys they both started out with a fever for a few day, no appetite , and were very irritable. now they ve both started eating again but i noticed a small sore on one of the boy s tongue and they both have red gums that bleed a few times and a smelly breath. i also noticed their tongues were white. is this thrush, ginigivitis, hand, foot , mouth disease?
Asked On : Sat, 9 Jun 2012
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Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Your twins have tongue coating because of a decreased oral intake for past few days.

Oral thrush also to be looked for.

The sore on the tongue may be due to an aphthous ulcer which is seen after a viral illness.

Hand foot mouth disease presents with ulcers in oral cavity and with skin lesions on both hands and feet.

Maintain their oral hygiene.

Give plenty of water and oral fluids to drink.

Consult the pediatrician for physical examination and specific treatment.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Tue, 11 Jun 2013
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