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Infant had fever, blisters on lips, teeth swollen, gums infected. What it is?

my baby is 14 months she had a fever and woke up with what looked to be fever blisters on her top lip when i looked in her mouth her top two teeth looked very swollen with yellow pus ;( she also has spots on her tongue now today her bottom teeth and gums look infected and swollen can u help me i just want to know what it is
Asked On : Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Fever along with blisters needs to be evaluated, a basic blood count will help.
For fever you can give paracetomol in correct dosages, please take your baby to the Pediatrician.

Do not brush the teeth till the blister heals as it may worsen the condition.
Take your child to the Pedodontist and get the thorough clinical evaluation done.
Swollen gums along with pus formation can be due to improper oral hygiene, scurvy, bacterial and fungal infections. It can be a serious sepsis.

If your child is taking some antibiotics for fever it can be due to reaction to antibiotics and other drugs leading to ulcers on lips, gums and tongue known as steven johnson syndrome.

Make sure that your child drinks plenty of drinks and water, milk, fruit juices.

Hope this helps out.

Wishing your child a healthy recovery!
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

According to history given by you, it could be two things.

one is an abscessed teeth causing pus and fever.other one could be an abscess teeth along with secondary viral infection.

In either of the cases it is mandatory to see your dentist soon.

meanwhile check your little one body temperature and if required give her half tablet paracetamol.

keep her well hydrated by plenty of fluid intake,till you visit your dentist.

do not worry ,just take care,she will be fine.proper evaluation and suitable treatment is very much required here.

Take care.
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Thanks for posting your query.
Since your baby is only of 14 months old,the blisters has to be evaluated properly.
Take thorough clinical evaluation from a pedodontist.
Meanwhile plenty of fuids and vitamin rich diet has to be included.
Avoid intake of spicy/sour foods.
Apply mucopain ointment.
Dicontinue th use of ointments/medicines causing allergy.
Maintain good oral hygiene of your child after every feed.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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