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dd1(10) has what look like enlarged taste buds on the end of her tongue

(16 Posts)
cutekids Mon 09-Feb-09 10:10:13

could these be ulcers?
She says they're quite painful.Have got her to rinse her mouth with salt water last night but didn't seem to help for very long.(remedy that my own dentist has always relied on for most sore mouth stuff!)Is it common for kids to get mouth ulcers?She sometimes gets them on her gum and doctor did give me some dissolving tablets for her that didn't seem to work either.Was told to make sure she takes vitamin supplements which she already does.

cutekids Mon 09-Feb-09 10:16:30

anyone know?

Littlefish Mon 09-Feb-09 10:17:25

Could she have burned the end of her tongue on hot food or drink? If I do this, I get sort of enlarged looking marks on my tongue.

cutekids Mon 09-Feb-09 10:19:23

I've asked her this cos I too get these sort of things now and again.How long do yours usually take to go though?I think she's had these for about 4/5 days now.

belgo Mon 09-Feb-09 10:19:27

I always got loads of mouth ulcers as a child. I was probably sensitive to certain toothpastes. Zendium is a good toothpaste (not sure for children though). Mouth ulcers should usually go themselves within a few days. Also I think sensitivites to certain fruits could cause it.

Another possibility is oral thrush, that causes white patches in the mouth. often very painful.

cutekids Mon 09-Feb-09 10:25:25

oral thrush?i am aware of it but how is that contracted normally?

belgo Mon 09-Feb-09 10:27:42

you don't contract thrush. You can just develop it in the mouth if you are ill or run down. Fairly common in children, and babies. But what you describe doesn't really sound like it.

cutekids Mon 09-Feb-09 10:36:50

oh,hers are literally like enlarged buds.although she does say they're painful.

belgo Mon 09-Feb-09 10:38:25

I think possibly a reaction to something -has she eaten anything new reacently?

Could also be a burn but that would usually get better very quickly - within a day or two.

madwomanintheattic Mon 09-Feb-09 10:41:16

hand foot and mouth?
has she got any little blisters on her hands/ fingers or soles of feet?

madwomanintheattic Mon 09-Feb-09 10:41:39

bit old - normally 4 or so, but if she hasn't had it before?

cutekids Mon 09-Feb-09 11:45:59

no...just her mouth as far as i know

DesperateHousewifeToo Mon 09-Feb-09 13:15:13

They do sound like mouth ulcers and they can be very painful.

Could you ask a pharmacist to have a look and recommend something.

Bonjela springs to mind but there might be something better.

DesperateHousewifeToo Mon 09-Feb-09 13:18:12

Some treatment suggestions here

ohdearwhatamess Mon 09-Feb-09 13:37:23

If it is mouth ulcers then the best treatment is oral medic. Available from Boots for BOUT £6 iirc. Someone on MN recommended it to me when I had mouth ulcers. Fantastic stuff if very painful for a minute or tw0 - you literally burn the ulcer off with a drop of acid.

I think the packet says not suitable for children, but perhaps ok on a 10yo?

Jenbot Mon 09-Feb-09 14:20:32

Could it be geographical tongue?

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