My daughter caught this from day care. She got it pretty bad. Would not swallow her spit let alone anything else. She had sores on her tongue, cheeks, and, throat as well as a few blister type spots on a couple of her fingers. My husband I got it too. He got it really bad! We had sores all over our mouths and had to use a mixture of lidocain and mylanta to spread all over our tongues. His lasted for about two weeks. A girl from the daycare who teaches (she is about 20) got it so bad that she had sores on the outside of her upper lip. I looked like cold sores. There is nothing you can do about it unfortunately. Just pain killers and lots of sanitizing. My poor little girl was drugged for about a week.
Make sure you rule anything else out and if he starts to show cold symptom signs, take him to the doc and insist antibiotics. Cold symptoms are NOT part of the virus, however their immune systems break down!
at 1:57 PM on Aug. 27, 2009