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Pain in cheeks and tongue?

(6 Posts)
ButteryPie Thu 21-Jul-11 00:31:02

For the last two nights, 4yo dd1 has been crying and complaining of sore cheeks and tongue. I can't see anything when she lets me look in her mouth - any ideas?

MumblingRagDoll Thu 21-Jul-11 01:04:14

Have you tried shining a torch in there? Or could it be a sore throat and she's not verbalising it well?

ALso, have you been ensuring her teeth are well brushed? Soetimes plaque can build up and make mouths hurt.

ButteryPie Thu 21-Jul-11 01:09:34

As far as I know, I have been brushing her teeth well, but I'll step it up. She still has a dummy at night - could that be linked?

MumblingRagDoll Thu 21-Jul-11 01:13:38

A quick google suggests that dummy's can irritate the mouth....so it could be...

Thrush is another thought..but you can't see anything in there? I would take her to the doctors tbh....you could catch it if it is thrush...before it gets worse....has she been on antiiotics lately? That can cause thrush...

ButteryPie Thu 21-Jul-11 01:46:32

We're away from home atm - is it the kind of thing to go to a local dr or could it wait till monday? (sorry, tired and can't think straight. Dd snuggling up and going to try sleep again soon.

MumblingRagDoll Thu 21-Jul-11 10:02:39

I woould say that if it carries on for longer than 4 days then it should be seen by a doctor....keep checking her mouth incase it is thrush. hope she's ok now

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