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Should I consult a doctor about my baby’s mouth sores?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

Yes, especially if they're painful or interfering with feeding.

In brief: Yes

Yes, especially if they're painful or interfering with feeding.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Dr. Roy Benaroch
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Mouth sores in babies are usually viral infections.
Babies under 3 months of age should see the doctor to find out if treatment is needed to prevent spreading of the viral infection to other parts of the body (can be a serious problem in very young babies). Older babies with mouth sores usually recover on their own, but should be in contact with the doctor to be sure symptoms do not worsen.

In brief: Yes

Mouth sores in babies are usually viral infections.
Babies under 3 months of age should see the doctor to find out if treatment is needed to prevent spreading of the viral infection to other parts of the body (can be a serious problem in very young babies). Older babies with mouth sores usually recover on their own, but should be in contact with the doctor to be sure symptoms do not worsen.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics

In brief: Sores

If the baby is not eating well or having high fevers call you doctor to tell you how to proceed.

In brief: Sores

If the baby is not eating well or having high fevers call you doctor to tell you how to proceed.
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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