Management of Oral Thrush Wash hands Wet a clean soft cloth with salt water and use to wash child’s mouth Refer for: Daktarin oral gel (4-6 hourly x 7-14 days) and /or Nystatin 6 hourly Try both if severe/persistent If N/A, paint with Gentian Violet Avoid feeding for 20 minutes after medication
Management of Herpes Paracetemol (Panado) Encourage fluids Hand Washing Soft diet Thorough cleaning of utensils
Management of Herpes Refer for oral Acyclovir May need IV Acyclovir if severe May need antibiotics for secondary infection Child needs clinic/ hospital urgently if: - Child is not drinking - Child is dehydrated - Signs of difficulty breathing, jaundice or behaviour change
Preventing Herpes Nutritious Foods Vitamins Hand Washing Avoid touching mouth Avoid kissing if herpes present Thorough cleaning of feeding implements and utensils
Management of Mouth Ulcers Wash hands Wet a clean soft cloth with salt water and use to wash child’s mouth Paint mouth with Gentian Violet, twice daily Continue using Gentian Violet until 48 hours after ulcers have been cured Give Paracetemol for pain relief
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