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21 month old son

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  • Posted By: jclark25
  • July 2, 2008
  • 07:59 PM

Is it normal for a 21 month old to have hand foot mouth, or some other kind of virus that would cause his gums to swell and bleed. Oh he has been to two doctor's and a dentist. The swollen gums have been longer then a week. the bleeding started monday it is now wednesday. He has sores in his mouth and no where else. No fever and he is eating. It seemed that he was getting better but the gums started to bleed and they are still very swollen. The dentist said it wasn't gingivitis, and doctors say it is a virus. However I didn't know that viruses could cause this in a 21 month old. I think maybe a bleeding disorder because he has always been very light skin and bruises easily. Here is another thing my husband held his head back to brush his teeth and it left marks finger prints on the side of his head. He didn't hold him hard. but it seems almost that he is bruising to the touch. I am worried I am afraid if something is really wrong it is being missed. I don't think it's normal to have a virus that would cause your gums to swell and bleed. Please any one with any answers would be great.

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