Do you suspect your child might have ulcers in her mouth? Here's all the info.
- A single or cluster of sores inside the cheeks or lips, or along the side of the tongue.
- These are painful or tender and your child might not want to eat or brush her teeth.
- These usually heal without treatment.
- Speak to your pharmacist.
- If the ulcers don't get better within ten days or are particularly painful or recur often, consult with your doctor.
- Rinsing with a diluted solution of bicarbonate of soda may relieve the pain.
- Dissolve a quarter teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda with 100ml warm water.
- Anaesthetic ointments from the pharmacy will also help, or give your child liquid paracetamol.
- Don't give her acidic, spicy, hot or salty foods. These will agravate the pain.