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If my sister has herpes and my 1yr old daughter put her tooth brush in her mouth, can my daughter get it now?

If my sister has herpes and my 1yr old daughter put her tooth brush in her mouth, can my daughter get it now?

Active cold sores: If there is an active oral lesion such as a cold sore, then the virus is transmittable. The herpes virus doesn't survive very long on the countertop though. If we are talking about genital herpes, that isnt a concern. As the virus is transmitted through direct contact through mucos membranes. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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My 8month old has a green palate in her mouth?

My 8month old has a green palate in her mouth?

Food dye?: The only thing that i could think of causing this is dye from food or liquids or some object that she placed in her mouth. Does that ring a bell? If not or it last more than a day, have her seen by a dentist or physician. ...Read more

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Do the white spots in my baby’s mouth mean he has thrush?

Do the white spots in my baby’s mouth mean he has thrush?

Maybe...: ...Thrush typically comes on the inside of the cheek, edge (not top) of the tongue, and inside of the lips and gums. It also does not come off with gentle rubbing. If that's what you see, thrush is likely. Fortunately, it's usually easily treatable, and not dangerous except in children seriously ill to begin with. ...Read more

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Hi. My mum has had flu for about 2weeks. She has a bitter taste in her mouth and has white patches on her tongue. She has also been coughing blood.

Hi. My mum has had flu for about 2weeks. She has a bitter taste in her mouth and has white patches on her tongue. She has also been coughing blood.

See a physician: Coughing blood is something that needs to be treated asap. She has an infection, which may be secondary to her flu and should be evaluated to determine the best treatment protocols. If she has currently been on antibiotics, the white patches may be yeast overgrowth. ...Read more

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Why does my baby put her hands in her mouth?

Why does my baby put her hands in her mouth?

Teething: Teething babies often will put their hands in their mouths to make themselves feel better. Other signs of teething include if they are drooling as well, or tugging at their ears (nerves to the jawbone are shared with the ear which can lead babies to tug at their ears). It may be just exploring their environment too. Just make sure her hands are clean! ...Read more

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My 13 year old daughter has 2 cuts in her mouth in the same position on opposite sides in her mouth. She has had them for a couple of months, help?

My 13 year old daughter has 2 cuts in her mouth in the same position on opposite sides in her mouth. She has had them for a couple of months, help?

Cuts mouth: Perhaps they are not cuts but a mucosal reaction from repeated trauma such as from wearing braces or chewing the inside of the cheek. ...Read more

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My mother has a cold sore and kissed my 2 year old on the hand and he wiped his mouth. same day he has small bumps on his lips, could that happen?

My mother has a cold sore and kissed my 2 year old on the hand and he wiped his mouth. same day he has small bumps on his lips, could that happen?

Unlikely.: Even if that contact transmitted the virus you your child, viruses usually incubate at least a few days before presenting with symptoms. The cold sore virus usually presents many months to even years after acquisition. So your scenario would be exceedingly unlikely. ...Read more

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My 3month old is drooling alot and always putting her hands in her mouth is she starting to theeth?

My 3month old is drooling alot and always putting her hands in her mouth is she starting to theeth?

Teething: It's a little on the early side (usually around 6 months) but it certainly can be at this time. Kids of that age do that anyway. Congratulations. It's an exciting time for you. Enjoy her. ...Read more

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Can a baby start teething at 2 months old he is almost 3 months he puts his hand in his mouth and cries if he can't put it in his mouth?

Can a baby start teething at 2 months old he is almost 3 months he puts his hand in his mouth and cries if he can't put it in his mouth?

Yes: Teething at 3 months is a normal. You can use teething rings and damp frozen wash clothes to help your child cope with the process of erupting the new teeth. Use the appropriate amount tylenol (acetaminophen) for severe teething pain. Avoid using medications that you rub on the gums b/c it only will last for 10 to 15 minutes and will not provide lasting relief. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son came out of the bathroom with my husband' s tooth brush in his mouth. My husband currently has a cold sore! can he get the virus?

Yes: If the sore is still "raw". The virus particles are alive in the sore. If the toothbrush rubbed against the sore, it could contain the virus particles. Throw out the brush and hope he didn't contract the virus. ...Read more

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My daughter is 4+ and I have noticed whenever she is asleep she has spit bubbling out of her mouth. It remains as foam on her lips.

My daughter is 4+ and I have noticed whenever she is asleep she has spit bubbling out of her mouth. It remains as foam on her lips.

Possible problem: If this occurring only when she sleeps, you might want to discuss the problem with her pediatrician.She may need an eeg. ...Read more

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My 22 month old baby has whitish sores on her tongue. What could they be from?

My 22 month old baby has whitish sores on her tongue.  What could they be from?

Couple of causes: There are a couple of causes for white spots on the tongue. A common one at that age would be bite marks from his incisors. At 21 months, he is old to have thrush, unless he was recently on an antibiotic. Some viral infections may cause similar lesions. If they act like they bother him, are worsening, or have been there for a long time, i would suggest seeing his pediatrician. ...Read more

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My baby has little sores inside her mouth, and she cries when nursing; what should I do?

My baby has little sores inside her mouth, and she cries when nursing; what should I do?

Evaluate: Mouth sores can be from a virus, bacteria, thrush or due to trauma or teething. No matter the cause, some pain relief is warranted. Simple tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil are commonly used and frequently effective. Gentle oral hygiene such as OTC gly-oxide can be helpful. Sucking on a small piece of cloth-covered ice is a nice tip. If the sores worsen or pain relief fails, then a medical exam is required. ...Read more

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My daughter who's 2 and a half, she has a red bum and complains that's its sore. She also keeps puting her hand down her diaper to scratch?

My daughter who's 2 and a half, she has a red bum and complains that's its sore.  She also keeps puting  her hand down her diaper to scratch?

May be yeast : She may have a yeast infection which can be anywhere in the groin area and is very itchy. If not treated pain will usually develop. Frequent scratching can also lead to the development of a bacterial infection on top of the yeast. Nystatin, which is a rx cream, works well and can be prescribed by her provider. Once you have confirmed it is yeast you will not need to be seen if it happens again. ...Read more

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My son is four and he drank after his sister. She just found out from the dentist she has herpes in her throat. Can my four old son get throat herpes?

My son is four and he drank after his sister. She just found out from the dentist she has herpes in her throat. Can my four old son get throat herpes?

Yes: Oral herpes is usually type i, and can be accompanied by high fever, swollen glands, red gums and canker sores within the mouth, especially the first time you get it. There is an antiviral medicine that might help if given early. There are also other viruses that look like herpes in the throat, and the dentist may not be able to tell them apart by sight; most get better on their own. ...Read more

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My 4 month old has diarrhea yellow in color,he is constantly putting his hand's in his mouth showing signs of teething?

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My 4 month old has diarrhea yellow in color,he is constantly putting his hand's in his mouth  showing signs of  teething?

Likely nothing to be: concerned about. Stool patterns vary greatly in infants, and yellow colored stool is not concerning. As long as you infant is drinking/feeding well, there is no need to change anything for mild-moderate diarrhea. As long as he's active, playful and urinating normally, you don't have to worry about dehydration. If it continues more than a week, worsens or bloody, you should contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more


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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more