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White patch on his gum just behind the last tooth and it pains - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my eight year old son has a white patch on his gum that is located on the left bottom of his mouth that is located in the back, right behind the last tooth, it hurts him so bad he can hardly talk, or eat, please help me :(
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you see any blood coming out at any point ?
User :   earlier today the was a tiny little bit
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know if you see a too the erruption there ?
User :   what do you mean?
Doctor :   If you see a new tooth coming behind the last tooth that he has now , a new molar coming out ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok, does he complain of any itching ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok, Please use a Canestan Oral cream on the white patch as it seems to be Candidiasis infection.
User :   okay can I buy this
Doctor :   Yes , it is an OTC Medication.
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Please use it for 2 weeks daily twice
User :   okay
Doctor :   and after a proper mouth wash with listerine.
User :   okay
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with ?
User :   can you please tell me how you get candidiasis infection
Doctor :   It can be due to poor oral hygeine or some material that has a fungal component anywhere in his food.
User :   okay thank you
Doctor :   Thank you for ocnsulting me.
Take care
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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