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A 26-year-old female asked:

I have little red bumps on the tip of my tongue, sore throat and lost my voice. my gums are also very sensitive and bleed when i brush them.

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Gingivitis and flu: You have 2 separate conditions. 1. Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. See your dentist. 2. Seasonal flu is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. Nsaids (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours for pain. If concerned, see your pcp.

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Last updated Aug 15, 2017

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