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    Suggest treatment for cold sores on mouth and tongue

Posted on Mon, 6 Apr 2015 in Child Health
Question: My son has cold sores on mouth and tongue. He is taking fluids but is in a lot of pain. How should I treat him
Answered by Dr. Omprakash Ashokrao Deshmukh 6 minutes later
Brief Answer:
paracetamol will help

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the query.
For pain you can give the child brufen or paracetamol.
Also try multivitamin syrup like zincovit.
Apply zytee lotion locally to relieve pain.
It will go away within a week time.
Wash all the cloths and utensils properly.
Hope I helped you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
Follow up: Dr. Omprakash Ashokrao Deshmukh 20 minutes later
Hi thank you very much. That is pretty consistsent with the advice received from his GP. One final question is it normal for him not to be able to eat because of the pain. He is drinking fluids fine but I'm worried that he is not able to eat. If this is normal then I will just ride it out for another couple if days without him eating
Answered by Dr. Omprakash Ashokrao Deshmukh 13 minutes later
Brief Answer:
it is normal.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for follow up.
It will take some days for child to start eating food.
But try and offer some semisolid food to child.
Till then you can give lot of fluids like oral rehydration solution.
Hope i helped you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
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