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Comfort: Unfortunately there is no magic medicine to make the pain go away and since the illness is caused by a virus antibiotics won't help. Usually the sores go away in a week or so. In the meantime often cold foods (ice cream, popsicles, fruit smoothies) can help numb the mouth and make it feel better. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: No. This is a self limiting infection, usually lasting 14 days, then it heals up. You can get recurrence of this infection from time to time, but it is usually limited to one side of the mouth at a time, and just on the tissue that is directly covering bone. ...Read more
Oral Diagnosis: A dentist or physician can examine you and help determine what you have. ...Read more
My 3yrs son have gingivostomatitis now12th day.Yesterday he played with plastic toy and today my 8 month baby put it in mounth.Whats chance to get ill?
Gingivostomatitis: If there are still active lesions in his mouth, then the chances are high that the 8 month old will get ill. It is less likely if they have all resolved. ...Read more
What are the differences between canker sores and mouth herpes (herpetic gingivostomatitis inside mouth)?
Canker sores vs HSV: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are painful sores inside the mouth. No one knows what causes canker sores. Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) typically causes cold sores. Cold sore blisters can occur in many different parts of the body but are most common on or around the lips and cheeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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