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My 2 year old daughter has swollen gums, fever and bad breath for the last 4 days. We are travelling and we found a pediatrician who prescribed acyclovir sandoz. Should we give it?

My 2 year old daughter has swollen gums, fever and bad breath for the last 4 days. We are travelling and we found a pediatrician who prescribed acyclovir sandoz. Should we give it?

Virus or yeast: Either she has oral thrush which is simply a yeast infection , or likely with presence of a fever it is most likely be an oral primary herpetic gingivostomatitis (oral herpes virus). This is very common. . Often it is subclinical. It should run its course in a few days. An oral thrush is treated with topical nystatin. Whereas the oral herpes can be aided by the aciclovir if is given early. ...Read more

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Swollen Gums (Definition)

Swelling in the gums is often the symptom of gingivitis or possilby more advanced periodontal disease. Left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss as well as many systemic problems- increased risk of stroke, heart attack, colon ...Read more


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Canker sores, tongue bumps that are red, white pockets at back of throat, swollen gums that bleed easily. Can't eat, been three days. Bad breath too.

Canker sores, tongue bumps that are red, white pockets at back of throat, swollen gums that bleed easily. Can't eat, been three days. Bad breath too.

Need evaluation: See your Dentist to rule out oral diseases. Then next step is to see your Physician. You may have one of a number of infections or a systemic disease. Please call for appointment. ...Read more

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What procedure is necessary when gums are swollen and begin to grow above wisdom teeth, sensitive and start to have bad breath?

What procedure is necessary when gums are swollen and begin to grow above wisdom teeth, sensitive and start to have bad breath?

Depends: It will depend upon the severity of the problem. It could involve cleaning your teeth differently, removal of a tooth, or localized gum surgery. Check with your dentist and discuss each option presented after an examination of the area. ...Read more

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Can HIV cause gums to change. Teeth to feel like they shifted? A lot Plaque. Bad breath

Can HIV cause gums to change. Teeth to feel like they shifted? A lot Plaque. Bad breath

Advanced gingivitis: Patients with HIV have gum disease that gets worse very quickly. Puss coming from gums can be a sign that you already have, advanced gum disease. The bacteria and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed and teeth to become loose. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. ...Read more

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I have puffy gums, frequent bad breath, and there is some yellowing in between some of my teeth. But I have pretty good hygiene. How can I fix this?

I have puffy gums, frequent bad breath, and there is some yellowing in between some of my teeth. But I have pretty good hygiene. How can I fix this?

Dental Care: Brushing and flossing alone cannot replace professional dental care. You'll need to be seen by a dentist and/or hygienist to have those teeth cleaned professionally. No matter how good you are at cleaning your mouth, you'll never be as good as your dentist or hygienist. Sounds like you have calculus built up, and that would cause your symptoms. ...Read more

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My gum bleeds, hurts and is swollen all the time i.E brushing, eating. It also gives me bad breath. What condition is this and how can it be treated?

My gum bleeds, hurts and is swollen all the time i.E brushing, eating. It also gives me bad breath. What condition is this and how can it be treated?

Periodontal disease : Your gums sound like they are in need of a professional cleaning. There are other health issues that can contribute to this condition, but you need to seek help from a dentist. The problem will not go away on its own and may cause you to lose your teeth or worse if it is not gum disease. ...Read more

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41 yrs male, have bad breath over 1 year. No problem with teeth/gums but fecal breath comes after eating. It spreads everywhere i go and people run?

41 yrs male, have bad breath over 1 year. No problem with teeth/gums but fecal breath comes after eating. It spreads everywhere i go and people run?

Gastroenterology: This does not sound like periodontal disease - although it could be a necrotizing ulcerative periodontitis to produce that degree of odor. If you've seen a dentist and they have ruled out an oral cause and you have acid reflux, it may be coming from this. Consult a gastroenterologist or an ENT doctor to evaluate you! best of luck. ...Read more

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16 yr old has chronic bad breath. Dentists say not teeth/gums. Read about tonsil stones. It looks like she has 1. Should i take her to dr? Any info?

See ENT: By all means see ear/nose/throat specialist. Also see dentist as flossing and/or water pik daily to clean between teeth, where toothbrush can't reach, and/or using tongue scraper, may help. ...Read more

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Dr. Greg Rubin
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Bad Breath (Definition)

A foul odor from the mouth. Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with ...Read more


Dr. Simon Rosenberg
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Teething (Definition)

Teething is the natural process of tooth eruption. The rare infant is born with teeth, but for most infants the process begins around 3 months and can last ...Read more