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    Default Anyones child ever have a tongue injury?

    What, if anything did the doctors do for it? I heard there wasn't much they could do. But am waiting for the after hours clinic to open so I can take my youngest DS up. He bit his tongue and there is a large gaping hole in there. It is so gross, I almost gag when I look at it. Poor little fella.

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    I imagine there wouldn't be a lot they could do.
    Maybe antibiotics if it ended up infected?

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    Thank you Harvestmoon. I'll still take him up I think, it is seriously huge - and he has tried to eat something and food got all stuck in it. I think I am going to throw up!

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    I split my tongue open pretty badly when I was about 7 (now 30) & the doctor stitched it back up. I was on liquid diet for 7 days & had to rinse my salt water & bedadine a lot. Not sure if times have changed though.
    Hope ur DS is ok

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    My daughter bit her tongue and stuck her teeth through her mouth pretty bad when she was 2 but the doctor said it is one of those places that the body heals on its own, it closed over within a few days.

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    I took him up and the doctor said it was pretty bad, but to wait 48 hours, if it stopped bleeding they would do nothing if it didn't then it would be surgery. Luckily it stopped bleeding after 24 hours. Phew!

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    When my daughter was 3 she split her tongue, but up the middle, not across. Doctors were a bit puzzled how she did it, she was running down the hallway and tripped, was an odd one!
    She had to have surgery to repair it, and didn't talk for about a week which was shocking for her, and she was very vocal! The hardest part was giving her the medication. She is now 12 and it is only noticeable if you knew it was there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laylapie View Post
    When my daughter was 3 she split her tongue, but up the middle, not across. Doctors were a bit puzzled how she did it, she was running down the hallway and tripped, was an odd one!
    She had to have surgery to repair it, and didn't talk for about a week which was shocking for her, and she was very vocal! The hardest part was giving her the medication. She is now 12 and it is only noticeable if you knew it was there.
    That must have been so scary!

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    I took him to the after hours doctor (which is in the hospital grounds), your sons friends tongue injury sounds similar to my DS, when he opened his mouth on the first day, it would all split open and kind of flip out. But now, 2 days later, you can see the injury but it is not opening up - looks much better. He has been managing some soft foods, all is good!!

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