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What are the causes of a toddler to get swollen gums and lips and white sores in their mouth?

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Dr. Joel Piehl
Dentistry - Periodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Virus

Sounds like initial exposure to the common herpes simplex virus which almost universally present in our population.
Have your pediatrician check your child.

In brief: Virus

Sounds like initial exposure to the common herpes simplex virus which almost universally present in our population.
Have your pediatrician check your child.
Dr. Joel Piehl
Dr. Joel Piehl
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hand foot and mouth

A common cause of this is called hand foot and mouth disease.
Cocksackie virus is the most common cause. Fever, mouth sores and blisters on hands and feet are seen. Push fluids and motrin for pain are the mainstays of treatment. This is self limited! Baby should be better within a few days.

In brief: Hand foot and mouth

A common cause of this is called hand foot and mouth disease.
Cocksackie virus is the most common cause. Fever, mouth sores and blisters on hands and feet are seen. Push fluids and motrin for pain are the mainstays of treatment. This is self limited! Baby should be better within a few days.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Dr. Aaron Cregger
Dentistry

In brief: Virus

This could be primary herpetic gingivostomatitis the initial presentation of herpes simplex virus.
The beginning of 'cold sores'.

In brief: Virus

This could be primary herpetic gingivostomatitis the initial presentation of herpes simplex virus.
The beginning of 'cold sores'.
Dr. Aaron Cregger
Dr. Aaron Cregger
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Dr. Husam Bezreh
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: A viral infection

Viral infections could be aggressive and target the mouth and throat, making it uncomfortable for toddlers to even eat.

In brief: A viral infection

Viral infections could be aggressive and target the mouth and throat, making it uncomfortable for toddlers to even eat.
Dr. Husam Bezreh
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