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My Baby Has Some Type of Blisters in His Mouth and Hasnt Eaten or Drank Anythin

i am so scared i need to take my baby to the hospital. He has sores in his mouth and on his gums i have been to the dr. office , the hospital and the dentist. They each had a different diagnosis. But ive tried everything and he just will not take even a sip of his bottle. Every time he even sees it he starts crying. How much longer do i wait to take him to the hospital. He is 11 months old and has had 1 wet diaper in the past 24 hours..................someone please help me im so new to this my oldest son is 18 and i dont remember any of this ever happening before.

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well all of those diagnosis were discussed thrush, teething, and the dentist said some kind of herpe viral infection i have been giving him the thrush medicine and the anbesol the hospital told me to get and the dentist gave me this big bottle of mouth rinse solution and said it would take up to 10 days to clear this up but in the mean time i cant get my baby to open his mouth and just sip some water or anything else for that matter and witth him taking all this ibuprofen for pain i know he should have something on his stomach

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I am shocked with all those places that they each gave a different diagnosis and no one has fixed it. Does the dr, hospital, etc. know he isn't taking his bottle or eating?
what were their diagnosis?
All I could think was fever blisters, thrush, a virus.
I hope he gets well soon!

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I would maybe try to give him some Pedialite with a medicine dropper. He won't be taking in much fluid but, at least he would be getting something. I would definitely NOT wait to take him to the hospital though, it doesn't take long for a baby to dehydrate. Even if they don't know what the blisters are, they would get some fluids in him.
I hope this helped and I hope he feels better!

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I am shocked with all those places that they each gave a different diagnosis and no one has fixed it. Does the dr, hospital, etc. know he isn't taking his bottle or eating?
what were their diagnosis?
All I could think was fever blisters, thrush, a virus.
I hope he gets well soon!

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he might have tresh it is something babys get from drinking formula but there is meds for ot but take him in

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One wet daiper in 24 hours is way too dry. It doesn't sound like hand, foot and mouth to me as there is only one blister, in the mouth and nothing noted on hands and feet. No matter what the issue is in the mouth your child is dehydrated and this could lead to very serious side effects. Please take him to the hospital and let them know that he is no longer voiding, he hasn't drank anything, or the amount in the last 24 hours and you are very concerned for him. He needs to get fluids on board quickly. A baby should have 6-8 wet diapers a day.

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Hi P.,

Take a deep breath, it will be ok. Not sure what time you wrote this, but I think it would be a good idea to take your baby in through emergency as soon as you can get there. Or, better yet, if you can get an emergency appointment with a pediatric ENT physician, that would be the better way to go. If you explain what is going on, they should be able to see him right away.

Good luck and let us know how he is doing!

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I also was thinking possibly hand//foot/mouth disease
edited: you do not have to have a rash/blisters on hands & feet to have hand/foot/mouth disease you can have blisters in only your mouth.

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More than 6 hours without a wet diaper is a sign of dehydration in an infant. One wet diaper in 24 hours is not enough. I would go ahead and take him to the ER. Also, try giving him liquids from a dropper, a cup or a popsicle. Sucking on a nipple uses a lot of the mouth and tongue, so that would really hurt. I hope he gets better soon!

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One wet diaper in 24hrs in a sign of severe dehydration. He needs an IV for fluids. Take him to the ER now.

The mouth issues could be any number of things, Coxsackie virus comes with a lot of sores in and around the mouth.

But the main concern is dehydration.

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The first thing that comes to mind is Coxsackie (hand, foot and mouth). Symptoms are blisters and sores in the mouth and red spots on the hands and feet, however, i've had it and my kids have had it and never had the spots on the hands and feet- just the mouth sores. It's extremely painful to eat or drink, which would be why he's avoiding it. There is no medicine for it, it's a virus that needs to take it's course, but there is numbing medicine they can give him topically for the sores on his mouth.

If he's only had one wet diaper in 24 hours you need to take him to the hospital. He needs an IV. The rule is one wet diaper every 12 hours (we learned that last year when my 13 month old had H1N1). Don't hesitate, take him to the hospital now for the IV. Being dehydrated is probably making him feel worse, which is making him not want to drink even more. Take him now!

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I would maybe try to give him some Pedialite with a medicine dropper. He won't be taking in much fluid but, at least he would be getting something. I would definitely NOT wait to take him to the hospital though, it doesn't take long for a baby to dehydrate. Even if they don't know what the blisters are, they would get some fluids in him.
I hope this helped and I hope he feels better!

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If you have to use an eye dropper filled with formula or pedialyte what ever you can get in him. It may take forever but it you can have to get him to take some liquids or he will dehydrate. Good luck!!

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It very well could be hand/foot/mouth, which is a virus you just have to allow to run its course. It's going around here like wildfire. Have you tried your lil guy on popsicles to atleast get some fluids in him? What about Jell-O water? Or chicken broth? Or even just sucking on some crushed ice? This may sound harsh, but you may have to resort to getting some fluids in him via a medicine dropper to avoid dehration and mandatory IVs in the hospital. Praying all goes well with your son :(

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Take that baby to the ER! He may be severely dehydrated. It could be hand, foot & mouth.
Once they get dehydrated they'll want to drink less, not more!

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I think you should take him to the hospital and let them know about only weting 1 diaper. They need to give him some fluids somehow so he doesn't get dehydrated.
good luck!

Does he have a fever? Is it possibly hand foot and mouth?

Right off the bat I would say Hand, Foot & Mouth. Kids pass it just as often as a runny nose. It is NOT a big deal, although it seems scarey. He'd get blisters inside his mouth, tongue, cheeks, roof of his mouth.... All over in there. No appetite. Not thirsty. Sometimes with a fever. My daughter has had it twice now. It will go away on its own. Tylenol to help with the discomfort & fever, if he has one. And this next one is STRAIGHT from my doctor's office.... for the blisters in his mouth, do a 50/50 solution of Maalox (adult is fine) and liquid benadryl. Mix them up & rub it on the blisters. It will help a lot with the discomfort. It always affected my daughter for about a week. And just so you don't feel terrible for him, the doc told me they don't want to eat & drink because they don't have the appetite to. It's not like he's sitting there hungry & unable to eat. If you're worried about him eating, go back to stage 1 baby food. It's really soft & has quite a bit of water in it. Nothing hard to chew. No chocolate. Nothing spicy or tomato-ey. Good luck P.! I'm sure he'll be just fine. :)

I agree with the other mom, get off the computer and take him to the ER. He needs IV fluids and he needs them now.

Good luck.

It sounds like he might have thrush....take him to the hospital NOW!! It sounds like he hasn't had nutrition and needs some badly (they will probably start an IV). Do not prolong his suffering because of your fear!!

My daughter had something similar back in February (she was 18mths at the time). They said she had a severe outbreak of cold cores. She had sores all over her lips, inside her mouth and her nose. Has she been around anyone with a cold sore that you know of?. She went from Friday to Sunday without eating/drinking so we took her the ER because we were afraid of her being dehydrated. They put her on IV fluids and sent us home and said she would be OK. Well that didn't work so we took her back to the doctor on Monday and they sent us straight to the hospital. She was there from Monday until Thursday before she would finally eat anything. They had her hooked up to an IV, were giving her Tylenol with codeine to help with the pain and some type of medicine used for cold cores. I hope it passes quickly for you because I know this was a very scary time for us. But I would seriously take him back to the hospital and INSIST that they hook him up to an IV because he hasn't eaten/drank or had a wet diaper.

definately sounds like hand foot and mouth, takes several days to go away, very painful, he probably needs IV fluids for rehydrating as it is too painful for him to swallow at this point, he should be able to swallow better in a couple of days. I had the adult version of it this summer, it was awful, but was really bad for only 3 days, then got better.

does he have any red spots on his hands or feet? It sounds like it could be hand, foot, and mouth disease. My daughter had it, but not as bad in her mouth.

My dd had something similar at this age. It was not hand foot and mouth (this ailment should include a rash on the palms of the hand and the soles of the feet) ...something else but for the life of me I can not remember. Call your pediatrician. Mine was given an maalox benadryl concoction in equal parts...worked like magic within a minute she felt relief and started eating

I heard hand foot and mouth disease was going around here in the nky area. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hand-foot-and-mouth-dise...

Sounds to me the biggest fear would be dehydration from not drinking and you should call your doctor again to see what you should do to keep a babe who can't drink hydrated. Maybe frozen liquid like a popsicle might be a way to numb the pain and get some liquid into him.

Good luck!

My first thought is hand-food-mouth disease. Its really not as bad as it sounds, but is painful for the child. One of my twins had it when she was about 2, and it started with the little sores in her mouth. Couldn't eat or drink. She did eventually get a rash on the hands and feet; but not until after we took her to the ER. She was in severe pain due to the mouth sores, and the ER dr prescribed some tylenol with codeine to help releive the pain. Once she had the correct meds, in a day or two she started to recover. One of the hardest things i've had to endure yet with my girls. It is contagious - but my other twin didn't get it (and they shared everything at 2).

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