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I figured molars would show themselves by extreme irritability, a change in baby's sleep patterns, and just outright pain. This morning I was caught by surprise while playing with a happy, normally-behaving DD when I spied what looked like a big abcess in her mouth, on the side of her gums. The area was red and swollen, with a yellow blister about the size of a cooked piece of barley. I started to freak a bit, and asked my mother and my aunt to come and take a look. They kept telling me it was a molar. I guess I just didn't expect it to look like that, and to have DD acting totally nonplussed with this huge *thing* on her gums. There's a part of the tooth poking out of the inside of her gum (towards the roof of her mouth), and I can see another similar white point almost out on the other side. But the blister is just on the one side. It's GROSS. The Baby Book says it's not uncommon to see a "blue" (blood-filled) blister coming ahead of a point of the molar, but this one is yellow (pus?) and that worries me. The thing is, DD has no fever, is totally happy, and isn't bothered in the slightest when the blister is touched. She's eating solid foods as usual...I didn't think a molar would cause ME more distress than her!<br><br>
Is this blister thingy normal?
 

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Piglet, what you are describing sounds like an eruption cyst. They usually appear with the molars (although my dd also had one when one of her canines was coming in). The first time I saw one it really scared me, I even took her to have it checked out. It looked terrible. But if that's what it is in your dd's case, they are pretty much harmless and resolve within a week to a month, only in rare cases does an eruption cyst interfere with the tooth.
 

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Piglet-<br><br>
oh HUGS!<br><br>
In July, while DH was out of town, Goo had 4 blue inflamed spots on her upper gums. She was sent home from day care and I took her to the docs. The doctor said it was pooled blood from teeth coming in. She now has 3 of those 4 teeth in and that 4th one is coming.<br><br>
I haven't seen the yellow you are describing, but I have seen the nasty blue!<br><br>
It hurts to see them in pain, so I am glad she is avoiding the pain!
 

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Piglet,<br>
Cedar is also getting her molars on both sides at the top but man is she ever grumpy! I think someone switched my sweet spirited child in the night!<br><br>
I have heard of a blue blister but not yellow. I'm sure it's nothing to worry about, but there is never any harm in getting it checked out.<br><br>
Good luck and I'll keep my fingers crossed that she continues to be nonplussed about the pain!
 

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Thank you, all of you, for the reassurrance! It feels good to know others at least know what I'm talking about. I'm keeping an eye on it, and it still isn't appearing to bother her. I can't imagine how that must feel!!
 

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Echoing what others have said, it seems to be perfectly normal. Happened my DS when he got his first molars (3 out of 4 at the same time. So much for BF'ing. . .<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: ) and it looked nasty. Unfortunately for all concerned, it was also excruciatingly painful. He was miserable for about a week. You're very lucky that your DD seems to not be in pain. Cheers!
 
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