Mouth Pain

Mouth Pain 

* Liquid Antacid for Mouth Pain for children over 1 year old 

    - For mouth pain, use a liquid antacid such as Mylanta or the store brand. Give 4 times per day as needed. After meals often is a good time.  

    - For children over age 6, can use 1 teaspoon (5 ml) as a mouth wash. Keep it in the mouth as long as possible. Then can spit it out or swallow it. 

    - For younger children age 1 to 6, put a few drops in the front of the mouth. Can also put it on with a cotton swab. 

    - Caution: Do not use regular mouth washes, because they sting. 

Pain Medicine 

    - For pain relief, give acetaminophen every 4 hours Or ibuprofen every 6 hours (See Dosage table). 

Offer Soft Diet 

    - Encourage favorite fluids to prevent dehydration. 

    - Cold drinks, milkshakes and popsicles are especially good. 

    - Offer soft foods. 

    - Avoid salty foods, citrus fruits and foods that need much chewing. 

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