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Herpetic Stomatitis

Overview

Herpetic stomatitis is an infection of the mouth that results in sores, ulcers and inflammation. The condition is common in young children and infants. The disease gets easily transmitted from one person to another. The cases of the infection are short-lived and only show symptoms for approximately two weeks. Stomatitis-herpetic is an alternative name of the condition


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Causes

Herpetic stomatitis is an infection which is caused by virus hominis, also known as herpes simplex virus. As the infection is regarded as contagious, it gets easily transferred if a child shares something along with an affected person. If any parent is having cold sore, the virus gets transmitted to his child of he kisses him on his lips


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Signs & Symptoms

Some of the common symptoms of the condition are described below:

  • Swollen gums
  • Pain in mouth
  • Blisters in roof of the mouth, lips, cheeks
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Irritability
  • Ulcers in mouth, especially in cheeks or tongue
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Prevention

During childhood, it is very difficult to prevent children from getting affected from the condition. The only way of preventing the infection is that avoiding getting in contact of those people or children who are affected from herpetic stomatitis


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Treatments
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Herpetic stomatitis is easy to treat with antiviral medications. Many other prescription as well as over-the-counter medications helps in relieving symptoms and reducing pain.

In this condition, the doctors mostly recommend liquid diet of cool things and non-acidic drinks. If a person is severely affected from the condition, he needs to get hospitalized and medications are given intravenously

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