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Small child, fever, small red bump on soft palate in throat. Medical emergency?

My 3 year old has had a temperature since Wednesday ranging from 100 to 102.2. She seems to be fine otherwise. We looked in the back of her mouth and found a small bump that is a bit red. It is on the roof of her mouth, on the soft palate , just before her throat . What could this be? Should we wait and see or take her to the E.R.?
Asked On : Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician, Surgery 's  Response
Thank you for your query
The little bump that you see may or may not be related to this episode of fever that your child is having. It is very difficult to comment on such bumps unless a pediatrician or pediatric surgeon has examined that bump personally. But it can be a wide range of diagnoses (small ifection/swelling of blood vessels etc). Fortunately most of them don't require an urgent evaluation. If the fever persists consult a pediatrician. Else you can show the swelling on any routine visit at your convenience
Hope that helps
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Answered: Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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