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what is this!? help!

(10 Posts)
Cautlyn8795 Sun 27-Dec-15 19:35:25

So two days ago my baby (19m old) was acting under the weather, clingy, off food, randomly sobbing etc but still able to smile and act normal most of the day.
Yesterday we noticed one blister style thing on his upper lip. By eve it looked like his lips had seelled and were all bumpy(blisterish) he had a bad night waking and crying alot. This morning he was fine. Mouth still looked sore but other than tiredness from his rubbish nights sleep he was ok in himself. Dinner time came and he got upset trying to eat but managed tk keep food down. Its bedtime again and hes back to screaming, which makes his mouth looks sore again.

What could it be!? Thought impetigo but not at all scabby or yellow. More like bumps under the lip. Then thought maybe teething thats turned to a rash. But he has all but his back molars and i cant see them popping up!? His tonsils are not red and seem clear of spots!?

Any ideas!?

ktmummy1 Sun 27-Dec-15 19:36:29

Hand foot and mouth??

helensburgh Sun 27-Dec-15 19:37:24

Agree with kt

fusspot66 Sun 27-Dec-15 19:38:38

cold sores/herpes?
maybe see your gp
I had hand foot and mouth 2 years ago and my mouth was agony. Has he had pain relief?

Cautlyn8795 Sun 27-Dec-15 19:44:05

I thought maybe hand foot and mouth but nothing anywhere else.. Nothing on hands or feet or anywhere. And Nothing inside his mouth hes had calpol but not making much difference!? Hes crying until hes coughing up clear gunk too. Not much like so maybe just cos hes getting worked up. Hes not had a temperature like ud normally get with hf and m too!?

Backingvocals Sun 27-Dec-15 19:49:24

DD had these symptoms as a toddler. Turned out to be heretic stomatitis which is something like the cold sore virus in the mouth. Very painful but it did go after a week or so.

Backingvocals Sun 27-Dec-15 20:12:22

Herpetic not heretic grin

Cautlyn8795 Sun 27-Dec-15 20:35:46

So generally speaking its probably some
Kind of virus that should go on its own. Hand foot and mouth doesnt require any treatment if it does turn out to be that does it!? Hes not too bad just mainly at night. Could i put sudocrem on mouth sores or best to just leave it?

sallysparrow157 Sun 27-Dec-15 20:53:53

Could be hand foot and mouth or herpes stomatitis. If herpes stomatitis the GP can prescribe an antiviral which will help clear it quicker. Either way it will be sore, plenty of calpol and ibuprofen and ice lollies and cool drinks will help

Cautlyn8795 Sun 27-Dec-15 21:46:44

Thanks everyone smile

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