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    Mumps is a glandular infection that can affect anyone, but children are more at risk than adults. It causes pain and swelling in the salivary glands, which are just below the ears. Read more →

    asking and ensuring she eats with her mouth closed will eliminate the chase of her dribbling through her mouth.

    I am 70 years old and I cant keep saliver in my mouth and my mouth is very sore. The Doctor said my muscles have weekend so I can't stop dribbling. Are there any exercises I can do? Or have a operation.Alice





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    My son is 19 months he chokes on solid food to the point where he is head.... He had a fit 2months ago and dead we had to give him mouth to mouth does anyone kno what it could be hospital isn't doing a thing





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    My 27 month old has a red blister looking rash on his face. He also appears to have sores inside his mouth, these are preventing him from eating (even though he is hungry). He has a temperature of 38 and a very faint rash on his hands and feet. Is this hand foot and mouth. Do I need to taking him to the doctor if it is? Any advise would be gratefully received. Thanks in advance.





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    An irritated area following a tick bite is usually an indication that the tick's mouth parts have been left behind in the skin. Unlike a splinter, they are barbed and often don't push out of the skin. This causes periodic irritation. If it is really bothering your child, your GP can remove the skin containing the mouth parts by numbing the area with local anaesthetic first. BADA-UK http://www.bada-uk.org/ has lots of useful information about tick bites and preventing them. Remaining mouth parts don't increase the risk of Lyme disease but compressing the tick's body or agitating the tick, which can regurgitate infective fluids, can. Unless your child is showing signs of ill health, it is unnecessary to test for Lyme disease. Tests also have limitations and can produce both false-positive and false-negative results so should only be used in conjunction with an assessment of the patient's symptoms and history of tick exposure.

    If my child has hand foot and mouth, can I pass on to other parents which would endanger there children? Thanks brad





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    my 3 month old baby has bad chicken pox all over his eyes and mouth and is very drowsy. what do we do should we phone the hospital as it is after hours





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    my 3 year old son accumulate his saliva in his mouth and won't swallow it. He does the same with his food.This behaviour is not all the time but is becoming an everyday routine .It has been 2 weeks now .





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    Just this morning I looked in my mirror and realised a red bump on my top gum, in between two teeth, this area of my mouth has been painful these past two days,it is about the size of a lentil, is it an ulcer or an abscess?





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    My five year old son has recurring mouth ukcers and has done for about five months. He has about two a week and they affect him eating and brushing his teeth. Not sure wether to take him to docs as have read that they could be the cause of iron deficiency, or if there is no proof of this.





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    They say you cant catch mouth ulsers but my 1yr old boy just woke with lots of mouth ulsers last week and im talking his mouth was covered and a week later as he was starting to eat and become a little better my 3yr old girl said her mouth was hurting and a day later her mouth was covered in ulsers.Its awful wouldnt wish it on any body.Doctors told me that u cant catch them but neither of my children ever had an ulser before let alone a mouth full.i counted 12 on my babys inner lip without what was on his tongue etc

    I have 4 mouth ulcers one on my tounge one on the right side of my mouth on the bottom set of teeth, one on the left side of my mouth on the bottom set of teeth and one at the top of my mouth, I havent eaten anything for 3 days I am so hungry but I cant chew and it hurts to swallow any sagestions on what I can eator do to get rid of them PLEASE HELP!





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    I get really bad mouth alcers to , I find soup is easy to to have for dinner, aswell as smoothies in the morning.

    our son is 2 years old and lives on a diet of mushy foods also. we have mentioned it a numberous of times to the health visitor but to no avail. he has no problem touching food, he just won't put food into his mouth,he will put his toys and his hands into his mouth just not food. if we manage to put any form of lumpy food into his mouth he gags and vomits. could you please email us with any help or advice





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    our son is 2 years old and lives on a diet of mushy foods also. we have mentioned it a numerous of times to the health visitor but to no avail. he has no problem touching food, he just won't put food into his mouth,he will put his toys and his hands into his mouth just not food. if we manage to put any form of lumpy food into his mouth he gags and vomits. could you please email us with any help or advice





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    try infantandtoddlerforum.org there are factsheets written by dr harris, hope this helps.

    My two year old son has blisters in mouth , he is eating well and in good form . I am worried that it could be foot and mouth . Would i want to get them checked ??? Thanks !!





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    Hi, Just wanted to say I have a 9 year old with learning difficulties and we've tried everything. We tried the patches but she got a skin reaction to it do we stopped. We also did the op to turn her saliva ducts round (transposition of sub-mandibular ducts). It seemed to work for a while but soon the dribbling came back so I think it was a bit of a waste of time. The doc did say in the end that it's a "learned behaviour" so we now have to teach her how to swallow, wipe her mouth and close her mouth all of which she finds difficult (..having learning difficulties!) but of course we won't give up. It's just a bit like 1 step forward 5 steps back!! Just before summer she had 10 baby teeth taken out (..ouch!) & now that they are coming through again you can imagine what the drooling is like!! I'm no GP or speech therapist but I sure have seen a few over the years & the best advice I got from them was about teaching your child how to close and wipe their mouth and remind them to swallow. Also they need to breathe through their nose not their mouth like my daughter who is a habitual mouth breather as she seems to get lots of colds!! Good luck & I hope you found this useful.

    Ive got about 20 in my mouth at present. It cant be normal. Oraldene mouth wash is highly recommended. You can get it from any large supermaeket like tesco fot about £2. Life saver !!!





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    I get these too but find the best soultion for mouth ulcers is 3 x daily hot salt water rising the mouth and for cold sores rubbing soap onto it as soon as i feel it. It stops the outbreak and drys it up within a day or so.

    hi my son has the same problem he is 3 but sees a speech therapist and also occupational therapist but we had a appointment last week with his specialist and i spoke about this problem and he said there are a few things which can be done which include a operation where they take the bits out of the mouth which cause all the slavia and turn them around so the slavia goes down the throut or u can have botox in the mouth but thats only temp so will need doing a couple of times a year or also there is medication which dries the mouth up but causes constipation,but as my son is 3 we thiught it was best to leave it a little longer and hopefully it might stop but as your son is 9 this might be the answer for you hope this helps speak to your doctor or ask to be referred to a peadiatrion for more help.

    its not foot & mouth...thats the one the animals get!!! its hand, foot and mouth, very easily spread through coughs and sneezes, the fluid from the spots, feaces...;-(

    my 5 year old boy has the spots around and in his mouth only, no spots on his hands and feet.. he has all the other symptoms...can it still be hand foot and mouth??





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    My boy had that for 2 days, then the rash appeared all over his body. Take him to the docs xx

    hi my son is 2yrs old i am worried he might have diabetetes ,he drinks alot of juice ,and is always looking for sweets,he has loads of energy tho.his nappys are always soaking he wees a lot i could change him then 10min later hed be soaked again, he always breaks out in like a cold soar at the side of his mouth the dr said its just foot and mouth not to worry ,please help thanks.





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    my daughter is 7 and she sucks her thumb she been doin this since she was 2 when she is tired her thumb goes straight in her mouth she also grinds her teeth when she sleeps dont no ifs its cause her thumb not in her mouth when she does it but its so annoyin





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    I am 15 i suck my thumb it is addictive i grind my teeth and i bite my nails but my nails are actually quite good i have been sucking my thumb since i was 4 so 11 years it is a comfort to me i do it when i am tired or nervous obviously if you suck your thumb at secondary school you will be made fun of no doubt about it life in secondary is hell i think you can agree so when i am at school i bite my nails i bite them a lot but they always grow back quickly i ,love my nails they are gorgeous of course i don't tell anyone whom i am not related to that i suck my thumb not even my boyfriend

    hello, my daughter harriet is 2 and 6 months and still drools excessively, her tops are always wet and im costnatly wiping he mouth, and it literally runs and hands out of her mouth, she eats fine and doesnt snore, and has a dummy, she is fine in herself, but just wonderign now if this could be the issue? Marnie





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    Hi there, I'm 34 and remember all too well mouth ulcers when growing up, mainly 5 -10. Looking back they are very painful and cruel; however they help you approach pain a little better when older ..... The only thing that helped me was my mum using a plastic syringe and rinsing with neat vodka or gin (a spirit that radiates numbness - even a strong, fizzy alcohol). The area felt really treated and delightfully agitated; and I always felt solid relief - in no way intoxicated as it was topical application only. Also rinsing with a strong dispersable aspirin helps too.....and of course Bonjela. Mouth ulcers are itchy, painful and make you feel really low. Try anything temporarily for relief. Even now the GP says nothing can be done...such negativity. I talk about the 'big' ulcers I've had even now! Try Bonjela, gargle with Aspirin, pad the mouth out with lint-free cotton pads to take of pressure, dry the area and apply surgical tape when wanting to eat.....use your imagination........ It's not about remedy with mouth ulcers - more about coping :) Love, Maggie x





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    hey im a 17 year old and i have had a sore in my mouth for about a week now and it hasnt gone away or gotten any better. my boyfriend helps out with little kids at school and last week one of the parents found out their child had hand foot and mouth disease, could my boyfriend have gotten it and not known and given it to me? and if so how do you get rid of this disease?





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    Hi, I am 13 years old, and I still suck my thumb. I always have excessive saliva in my mouth and spit often when I talk. I have a dental reatainer and have to clean it about 5 times a day as I have so much spit that dries up in them. What can I do to reduce the amount of saliva in my mouth!? I am trying to stop sucking my thumb. Thanks,





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    In thanks for the replys to my comment I woulkd like to say my son is now 5 1/2 and seems to have stopped his excessive dribbling, fingers crossed. Just hang in their they may grow out of it, - eventually!

    Hi Emma,I know this will be very hard for someone so young.When I was at school and pre-school I used to get constant ulcers all the time.When I told my friends they didn't even know what they were!Sometimes they run through the family,so maybe some of your relatives got them!When I was 10 and eleven I was still crying with them then!Try checking with her if she's bitten her mouth;if she says no,maybe she did it in her sleep.It's possible that anyone can get ulcers like my daughter got them as a baby too!And my son started getting them at 3!My children now use corlum pellets,or sometimes certain types of mouth wash helps.

    Get some bonjela or igluu, they are both mouth ulcer treatments. Igluu you can buy over the counter at somewhere like boots. Apply a little bit every night until the ulcers go away. Or as a cheaper alternative, you can create a salt saline. Mix 3 teaspoons of salt with a good splash of luke warm water and just make your daughter gurgle it around her mouth, but don't let get swallow it as it tastes horrible. Hope this helps

    I get the worst mouth ulcers all the time they aren't small they are always huge!! It hurts so much I can't talk or eat and it's so painful it aches the whole of my jaw so if I touched my cheek like for putting foundation on it would hurt so much !! I have tried bonjela but it's no good does not help at all I have also tried iglo it's good but only covers it so it doesent actually heal I have also tried rinsing my mouth with warm salt water but also doesent work . I think I get them because I am stressed because of gcses but I can't really do much about them :/





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    I have had mouth ulcers for as long as I remember. I use oralmedic on mine just to cute the pain. It's sore to use but what a difference it makes to the pain afterwards. Its not cheap either but for me it's worth every penny to kill the pain for an extended period.

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