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Doctor insights on: Septic Tonsils In 2 Year Old

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Can you tell me what do normal two year old tonsils look like?

Can you tell me what do normal two year old tonsils look like?

Tonsils: The tonsils are tissues in the back of the throat at the same level as the uvula but down along the sides. They are usually pink like the rest of the mucosa of the mouth. When they are infected they are oversized (come out of the fossa) and can have little white dots on them. This would be a strept infection. I hope that helps. You can check some anatomy books to help you. Good luck! ...Read more

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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Can't enlarged tonsils cause a speech delay in a two year old?

Can't enlarged tonsils cause a speech delay in a two year old?

I've never seen it: I've dealt with the issue for three decades & never seen it as a primary cause. If the kid has a sleep disorder related to sleep apnea/tonsil size I could see it causing chronic health problems, but not changing the emergence of speech & language skills in a kid that was ready. ...Read more

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My 2 year old is scheduled to have his tonsils removed what are the draw backs on the procedure?

Worry: In good hands this is a simple and effective procedure with many health benefits to the kid. The main drawback that I see if the anxiety involved with having your kid go to sleep for the procedure & wondering if you made the right call. I don't see any downside to the kids health or development. ...Read more

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How much should a two year old drool? Mine drools constantly. There is almost always a string of spit hanging out of his mouth. It's like a faucet.

How much should a two year old drool? Mine drools constantly. There is almost always a string of spit hanging out of his mouth. It's like a faucet.

Drooling: Children tend to drool a lot especially if they are teething, or having ulcers inside their mmouth preventing them from swaloowing their spit. Check also if his tonsils are big too. ...Read more

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2 year old toddler had tonsils and adnoids out 2days ago. She makes a gulping noise when swallowing. Is that normal?

2 year old toddler had tonsils and adnoids out 2days ago. She makes a gulping noise when swallowing. Is that normal?

Probably but...: If the child otherwise looks fine (i.e. No fever, complaint of significant pain, and can tolerate eating/drinking) then this is likely ok. However, I would certainly mention this to the ent. And please seek medical attention promptly if there are any other problems (like the ones listed above, fever, etc). ...Read more

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Can my two year old have hand foot and mouth as well as strep?

Can my two year old have hand foot and mouth as well as strep?

Yes: Strep is a bacterial infection where hand foot and mouth is a virus. They can occur together and make a child miserable. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has inflamed ear cannel and tonsils! High temp and very sleepy! Now he can't keep anything down! Is there anything I can do?

My 2 year old has inflamed ear cannel and tonsils! High temp and very sleepy! Now he can't keep anything down! Is there anything I can do?

Small sips more: Try giving your child small sips of liquid more often. You can also try popsicles. A tepid bath can lower his body temperature. Remember fever is part of the body's response to infection. If he seems very uncomfortable you can use an acetominophen suppository if he is not keeping liquids down. If your son increases in irritablity, is not peeing at least once every 4 hrs or is drooling go to er. ...Read more

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2 year old still drooling. He is not teething. He wheezes a lot. He coughs all day and all night. Could it be caused by large tonsils?

Drooling: It could be. Another cause could be reflux, allergies or some other things. These are only guesses; you need to see your doctor, have him evaluated, and referred to a specialist, if indicated. ...Read more

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What can I use to treat my two year old's thrush in her mouth & private?

What can I use to treat my two year old's thrush in her mouth & private?

Thrush: Thrush is common in small babies (mother's colonization, yeast infection on breast nipples). Older children may get it if on antibiotics that affects bowel flora and if have weak immune system.
Need to talk to the pediatrician who may recommend use of nystatin.
Thrush gets better on its own in few weeks but if causing pain in the mouth needs to be treated right away. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my two year old has a rash around her mouth, how do I get rid of it?

What do you suggest if my two year old has a rash around her mouth, how do I get rid of it?

Rash: The most likely cause of this rash is lip-licking dermatitis. Some children frequently lick their lips, from nervousness or dryness. It causes irritation. I recommend using Neosporin ointment on and around the lips. It helps the skin heal and it doesn't taste good, so the kids stop licking it. If it isn't better, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Two year old tripped and fell, should we take him to the dentist? Our two year old son tripped and fell, hitting his mouth on our kitchen floor. There was some blood that quickly subsided, and I don't see any readily apparent damage to his teeth, but I'm

Two year old tripped and fell, should we take him to the dentist? Our two year old son tripped and fell, hitting his mouth on our kitchen floor. There was some blood that quickly subsided, and I don't see any readily apparent damage to his teeth, but I'm

Have him checked: Trauma to baby teeth can result in fractures of teeth or bone, death of the nerve of the tooth, torn gum tissue, tooth displacement, and/or damage to the underlying permanent teeth. Not a bad idea to have it checked by your dentist. ...Read more

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Hand foot and mouth on two year old. A week in and still spreading. Looks terrible, a lot like a burn on his face where sores used to be. What to do?

Hand foot and mouth on two year old. A week in and still spreading. Looks terrible, a lot like a burn on his face where sores used to be. What to do?

Secondary Impetigo?: Poor baby! It can certainly cause severe pain and mouth/throat sores. But a week in he should have some improvement, not worsening. The spreading on his face late in the course makes me think he may have a secondary impetigo infection. I would try neosporin topically on it today, if the face rash worsens by tomorrow, he needs to be seen for a visit. If he has fever, visit today. ...Read more

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My two year old has small bumps around her mouth and a few on the side of her eye and nose since five days ago they don't itch or hurt very confused?

My two year old has small bumps around her mouth and a few on the side of her eye and nose since five days ago they don't itch or hurt very confused?

Molluscum?: 5 days is very short, so it could be lots of things, but molluscum contagiosum is common. They are usually 1-3mm in diameter, skin color, and cause no irritation. Caused by a virus. Go away with time, but can take months. No good treatment options. Look up photos on Google or do a HealthTap Prime virtual consult with photos. ...Read more

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Best kind of floss to use on a two year old? Is there any kind of floss out there that makes it easier to floss a toddler's teeth? Between my hands, his small mouth and his obvious distaste for the whole process, I'm worried that he's not getting anywhere

Best kind of floss to use on a two year old? Is there any kind of floss out there that makes it easier to floss a toddler's teeth? Between my hands, his small mouth and his obvious distaste for the whole process, I'm worried that he's not getting anywhere

FlossSpan: Try one of the flossing devices that can be used with one hand. They look something like a slingshot with a forked end that has floss between the two forks. The other hand can be used to hold the tongue or cheeks and lips away. Also, some types of floss are 'flavored' to improved patient acceptance. ...Read more

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I ripped the flap of gum that was on top of my wisdom tooth while brushing my teeth. What should I do? It bleed and I rinsed with septic mouth wash.

I ripped the flap of gum that was on top of my wisdom tooth while brushing my teeth. What should I do? It bleed and I rinsed with septic mouth wash.

Stop the bleeding: First stop the bleeding. Use some wet gauze or cotton wipes and place over the wound and bite down. Once you get the bleeding under control you should see your dentist to evaluate the situation. ...Read more

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Hi 30 hours ago my 2 year old got some baby powder in her mouth. I rinsed but some wet in. How bad is it?

Hi 30 hours ago my 2 year old got some baby powder in her mouth. I rinsed but some wet in. How bad is it?

Baby powder is bad: If it is inhaled into the baby's lungs and if inhaled into your lungs can cause lung damage. I recommend not using baby powder at all for this reason. If only in the mouth there is no harm. Do now let your baby breath the baby powder. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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I have hsv2 can I spread that to my kids by kissing them? Also my 2 year old is constantly putting her mouth on my cups can it transmit that way?

I have hsv2 can I spread that to my kids by kissing them? Also my 2 year old is constantly putting her mouth on my cups can it transmit that way?

Yes, it can: If you have an active outbreak, it can definitely be transmitted by kissing. Drinking from a cup is a bit harder to transmit that way, but can happen. You need to put cup out of reach and do hugs instead of kisses until you heal up. Also talk to your doctor about preventative meds for you! ...Read more

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2 year old son haven't been eating was drinking fluids until he vomited now complaining of mouth pain and also feel like he's getting a temperature?

2 year old son haven't been eating was drinking fluids until he vomited now complaining of mouth pain and also feel like he's getting a temperature?

Should be seen: He should be seen by his doctor. He may have an infection. The most common type of mouth infection can cause blisters and ulcers in the mouth which make it very painful to eat or drink. When this happens, young children can easily get dehydrated. Another possibility would be strept throat, but your doctor would need to check him to find out. ...Read more

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21/2 year old ulcers in his mouth, fevers, dr said viral infection but I disagree, what else could be causing the ulcers?

21/2 year old ulcers in his mouth, fevers, dr said viral infection but I disagree, what else could be causing the ulcers?

He is likely correct: Those symptoms are consistent with a viral infection that is not uncommon in small children and is usually caused by a virus in the herpes family. (not an std). It can give high fevers a mouth full of ulcers, lymph nodes and generally feeling crummy. Biggest concern is maintaining hydration and may need to use a special rinse to provide pain relief to allow drinking. Can last days to a week. ...Read more

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My boyfriend and I have HPV warts, we are wanting to perform oral sex on each other can my 2 year old son get it if he kisses me on the mouth?

My boyfriend and I have HPV warts, we are wanting to perform oral sex on each other can my 2 year old son get it if he kisses me on the mouth?

See answer: The same types of hpv that infect the genital areas can infect the mouth, throat. Only a few studies have looked at how people get oral hpv, and some of these studies show conflicting results. Some studies suggest that oral hpv may be passed on during oral sex or open-mouthed (“french”) kissing, others have not. The likelihood of getting hpv from kissing is not truly known. Safe, smart sex advised. ...Read more

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My 2 1/2 year old chewed up and swallowed a small piece of a baby back rib bone. He had small bits left in his mouth, not too sharp. What to do?

My 2 1/2 year old chewed up and swallowed a small piece of a baby back rib bone. He had small bits left in his mouth, not too sharp. What to do?

Not a problem: Button batteries, pieces of jagged metal, carpet tacks, straight pins or needles I worry about, this I ignore if it makes it into the stomach. (if he can drink it went in okay). ...Read more

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My 2 1/2 year old son has a fever of 102.9 & is complaining that there is something in his mouth but I don't see anything. He vomited twice 5 days ago?

My 2 1/2 year old son has a fever of 102.9 & is complaining that there is something in his mouth but I don't see anything. He vomited twice 5 days ago?

? Sore throat: Possible that son has a sore throat causing the sensation of something in his mouth. Is he having any difficulty swallowing or drooling? Is he eating and drinking okay? Follow up with doctor if fever persists more than 24 hours or if he has any difficulty swallowing, eating or drinking. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a rash around my 2 year old daughter's mouth?

Moisture Barrier: Perioral (around the mouth) rashes in children are usually due to irritation from saliva or foods. Avoid things which you think may trigger it. Also, use a layer of Vaseline or ChapStick or similar around the mouth. If she is still using a pacifier, time to get rid of it! ...Read more

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2 year old has his head very hot and his mouth is burning also his breath is hot but shows no fever. Is this something I should worry about?

2 year old has his head very hot and his mouth is burning also his breath is hot but shows no fever. Is this something I should worry about?

Is he acting ill: I would focus more on how he is acting. Is he in any apparent discomfort? Does he seem to be tired or not playful? Is his appetite affected? If so, he should be seen by a doctor. The sensation that his head feels warm and breath is hot are not concerning in the absence of other symptoms. ...Read more