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What causes mouth ulcer and swelling in mouth?

my 5 year old son has mouth sores / mouth ulcer since yesterday morning and was not able to eat all day. he was drinking enough fluids though. last night he had a slight fever so i gave him paracetamol before he went to bed. This morning his face is swollen on the side where there there is a mouth sore is. He has no fever at all and his appetite has gone back to normal. I am still worried about the swelling though. He has no food or allergic reaction to medicine. I have also not introduced any new food so im confident that it is not an allergy and might have to do with his mouth sore. I am hoping to get an explanation about the face swelling.
Tue, 2 Feb 2016
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Thanks for your query. I have gone through your query.
The mouth ulcers can be a apthous ulcer secondary to stress or anxiety. You can take topical analgesic like choline salicylate and topical anesthetic like lignocaine.
The swelling in the mouth can be because of the tooth or gum infection which has led to cellulitis. Nothing to be panic, consult a pediatric dental surgeon and get it evaluated. Mean while you can take a course of antibiotics like amoxicillin(if you are not allergic). If the diagnosis is confirmed as tooth infection, then the tooth has to be treated.
I hope i have answered your query. Take care.
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What causes mouth ulcer and swelling in mouth?

Thanks for your query. I have gone through your query. The mouth ulcers can be a apthous ulcer secondary to stress or anxiety. You can take topical analgesic like choline salicylate and topical anesthetic like lignocaine. The swelling in the mouth can be because of the tooth or gum infection which has led to cellulitis. Nothing to be panic, consult a pediatric dental surgeon and get it evaluated. Mean while you can take a course of antibiotics like amoxicillin(if you are not allergic). If the diagnosis is confirmed as tooth infection, then the tooth has to be treated. I hope i have answered your query. Take care.