If your toddler has blisters in their mouth, don’t panic. They likely have hand, foot, and mouth disease or Coxsackie virus. While a doctor is unable to prescribe antibiotics to help your child heal from this condition, there are certain things you can do to treat their blisters and help keep them comfortable.
Try to encourage your child to eat comforting foods such as soup, ice cream, and other soft foods that are easy to digest. Refrain from giving them spicy, salty, or acidic foods as these may worsen the sores and prolong the healing process.
You should also give your child many liquids so they can stay hydrated, give them energy, and relieve some pain on the inside of their mouth. It’s a good idea to give your toddler water, milk, and fruit juice throughout the day.
Ice pops or other frozen foods can number the inside of your toddler’s mouth. This can reduce their pain and heal their blisters at a faster rate. If you notice your child is in severe pain, give them an over-the-counter pain reliever like ibuprofen.
If your child’s blisters persist, it’s important to schedule an appointment with a pediatric dentist. A pediatric dentist can evaluate their condition and make appropriate treatment recommendations.
Schedule an Appointment at Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
If you’re concerned about the blisters in your toddler’s mouth, we encourage you to call our office at 703-542-7000 to schedule an appointment with one of our friendly and compassionate pediatric dentists.