Why does my young child keep having mouth ulcers? (6 to 30 months) 

Health visitor Margaret Hill explains the causes of mouth ulcers in toddlers.

Find out more about teething and tooth care.

Transcript of Why does my young child keep having mouth ulcers? (6 to 30 months)

Why does my young child keep having mouth ulcers?   Margaret: “Mouth ulcers are small, round, oval-shaped sores on the inside of your child's mouth and on the inside of their cheeks. If your child develops mouth ulcers, they're very common and they're normally self-eliminating and will disappear within a week or two.   The common causes of your child's mouth ulcers may be tiredness, anxiety, over-chewing on hard foods, or cutting the inside of their gum with a sharp tooth or over-vigorous brushing of their teeth. Sometimes mouth ulcers develop as a reaction to certain foods or through viruses. Mouth ulcers can run in families. Your child may follow their family history. On rare occasions your child's mouth ulcers may be caused by gastrointestinal problems, viral illnesses, such as hand, foot and mouth disease.   If they have hand, foot and mouth disease, they may also have blisters on the palms of their hands, on their feet or on their legs or bottom. If your child has mouth ulcers, I would advise you to check your child's toothbrush and how you brush the teeth.   You need a soft toothbrush and brush the teeth gently. If your child is in pain, I would advise you to seek advice from your pharmacist and get some over-the-counter medication, which can ease the pain. Ensure it's suitable for children. Mouth ulcers are a normal childhood ailment, but if you are concerned, please speak to your GP or your health visitor.”    

Ratings

How helpful is this page?

Average rating

Based on 0 ratings

All ratings

0  ratings
0  ratings
0  ratings
0  ratings
0  ratings

Add your rating