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2 year old with continuous fever, cold sores in mouth and bleeding gums.Viral infection?

Child have continuous mild fever, cold sores in mouth with bad breath, bleeding gums . What could it be? My 2 year old daughter has been sick with a mild fever for about 3 days. She has cold sours in her mouth and bad breath. She went to a dentist 2-3 weeks ago and we were told she had healthy gums and teeth . Tonight while brushing her teeth her gums started gushing blood. Is this a virus? Any idea...
Asked On : Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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Thanks for your query.

Fever with cold sores in the mouth needs to be examined by a doctor to find out the cause and treat accordingly. Yes, a viral upper respiratory tract infection can cause similar symptoms and with a blocked nose, the child will breathe from the mouth and can have a bad odour. Kindly ask your daughter to rinse her mouth with Listerine at least two to three times a day. This shall give her some relief till you consult the doctor.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your daughter an early recovery.


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