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Small child, red sores on tongue, slight cold, cough. History of hand foot and mouth disease. Treatment?

My son aged 2 years has red sores on his tounge like he has bitten it but there are 3 of them one in the middle and 2 near the sides. My daughter has had hand foot and mouth previously but I don t think it is the same he has no other sores but has a slight cold, runny nose and cough . The sores have been present for almost 2 weeks? Any idea what it might be?
Asked On : Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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it could be either the begining of hand foot mouth disease where the lesions usually begin from the fever.This is followed by lumpy small lesions in the hand /feet/knees etc.since your son does not have these lesions it could be just apthous ulcers of the tongue.some children have a tendency to get recurrent ulcers.There is no specific treatment,you cn apply a local anesthetic called zytee to the tongue .Zytee is safe and does not have any side effects.You can give a B complex syrup.It is self limiting and would heal without any major intervention.if it is recurrent you should show to a pediatrician
Answered: Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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