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Experience:  MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist
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My son was diagnosed on Tuesday with herpes in his mouth.

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Hello, My son was diagnosed on Tuesday with herpes in his mouth. Generally he is feel better, yesterday he start drink and eat better but today morning a I saw little bit blood around his mouth. Is it normal symptom? I'm not sure what I should to do?
JA: Have you noticed any recent swelling? Do you have any tooth pain?
Customer: yes, his gums are swollen and he feels pain when eating hard food.
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No, that's all.

What is his age?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
He is 2 and half years old.

Herpes in the mouth can cause occasional blood. There is nothing worrisome.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.

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Customer: replied 10 days ago.
How long does it take for the swelling to go down and what can I do to help?

Since he is too young, he won't be able to day measures like warm salt water gargles.

The swelling would go away in around 5-7 days.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Can I give him paracetamol if he will feeling pain?

Yes, you give it.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Thank you for your help.

You are very welcome.

Wishing him a speedy resolution and all the very best in life.

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