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My son has flesh colored bumps on his tongue and he is in a

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My son has flesh colored bumps on his tongue and he is in a lot of pain from it. Can you please tell me what it could be and is it contagius? Because his twin brother has had it and so have I (mom). It hasn't gone away either... Please help! Mouth wash isn't working..
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr Rao replied 7 years ago.
Hello,



By what you describe,it looks like your son has got an oral herpes virus infection.



It usually manifests in the form of cold sores.This is a contagious form of infection .However,it resolves in a few days time and rarely causes any medical complications.These are generally seen aound the corner of the mouth and on the lip.



http://www.healthscout.com/ency/68/253/main.html



http://www.righthealth.com/topic/oral_herpes?



It is also possible that he is having canker sores.These are different from cold sores and are not contagious.

http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/articles/613.html



A visit to a pediatric dentist would be advisable.



avoid eating hot and spicy foods.



Use an antibacterial mouthwash ,and maintain a good oral hygiene.



Application of anaesthetic gels would be helpful,





Please let me know if you need anything................
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