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Child has large purple lump between bottom front tooth. Friend having hand- foot-mouth disease. Suggestions?

My 5 year old has developed a large purple ( blood blister looking) lump in between her bottom front tooth . She has lost her first milk tooth and the new tooth has erupted. The blister thing is next to the other bottom front tooth wich is wobbley. My concern is there has been a few cases of chickenpox in her class and also my neighbours little boy has hand, foot and mouth disease . Please advise me???
Asked On : Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
The blister is looking like an aphtous ulcer.
Chickenpox will not present with oral lesions.
Hand foot mouth disease will present with oral ulcers but the lesions of hand and feet may be present.
As your child has been exposed to chickenpox consult your Pediatrician for prophylactic chickenpox vaccination advise if your child did not vaccinated for it or did not developed chicken pox.
For the bump you can apply topical benzocaine gel if there is pain.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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