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Itchy Red Gums
Had unprotected oral sex 5 months ago. I keep getting itchy rash all over. white swollen tongue with sore red gums. Red/white blotches on palms. HIV?
Gums should typically be coral pink. This can vary with race and pigment distribution. If gums are red this is a tell tale sign of inflammation. Inflammation causes the gums to bleed. Bleeding gums are called gingivitis. Gingivitis is a precursor to periodontal disease. Studies also show that there is a correlation between periodontal disease and heart disease. See ...Read more
Common gingivitis: Swollen, red and bleeding gums may be a sign that you are at risk for or already have gum disease. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist.You can typically get free or reduced fee dental care at dental schools, community clinics, and health centers. Do not delay, ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inflammation: Gums should typically be coral pink. This can vary with race and pigment distribution. If gums are red this is a tell tale sign of inflammation. Inflammation causes the gums to bleed. Bleeding gums are called gingivitis. Gingivitis is a precursor to periodontal disease. Studies also show that there is a correlation between periodontal disease and heart disease. See your dentist or hygienist. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Professional care : Make sure that you are brushing and flossing properly after every meal. It should take you about 2 minutes. Then see a dentist in order to determine how healthy or unhealthy your gums are. Often we miss cleaning between our teeth and all the way in the back, which leads to plaque and calculus build-up, which in turn leads to inflamed or infected gums. That requires professional treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend has red itchy blotches on her vaginal area she visited her local gum clinic about 3 days ago what could this be?
A must see item: This is a must see item in order to speculate as to its' cause and origin. ...Read more
Lichen planus: Lichen planus, an autoimmune disease may give you a reddish gum with lattice work of white patches... Mouth may feel dry. Gum may be glossy and inflame... You cannot treat lichen planus, only palliatively to provide comfort... (drug such as coricosteroid, antiinflammatory). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Determine the cause: Your gums are red due to inflammation. The inflammation is most likely coming from bacterial irritation. You mostly likely have gingivitis, but is can also be the more advanced periodontitis. When was your last dental check up and cleaning? If it has been more than six months, it's time to make an appointment for an examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a deep clean 1 week ago. My gums are sore, red, and itchy. Is that normal? I was fine before it.
Not fine: Your gums were not "fine" before the procedure, just asymptomatic. You needed the deep cleaning, which is a surgical procedure, because you had gum disease. You are now healing from that surgery. If you have concerns, return to the treating General Dentist or Specialist Periodontist who did the surgical procedure for a reevaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My soft palate is itchy, came after i ate a lot of chewing gums. and now its got red spots. exacerbated by sweet stuff. came 6-7 months ago?
My gum round my premolar gets a bit red and itchy and the gum area between this premolar and the the next tooth is also red & itchy. Wt could it be?
What to do if I have gum disease (puffy and red gums), can rinsing with salt water helps my puffy and red gums, can it also make the gums hard/tighten?
Puffy gums: Sign that gums are infected. Salt water will not cure an infection. Please see a dentist now, before the problem worsens. Puffy gums are often seen hand-in-hand with bone loss. If treated early enough inflammation can be reversed. If treatment delayed, the result will be permanent damage. The services of a gum specialist, a periodontist, may be in order. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
My soft palate is itchy, came after i ate lots of chewing gums. and now its got red/yellow spots. exacerbated by sweet stuff. came 6-7 months ago help?
Allergy?: You may be having a reaction to a component in your diet or chewing gum. See if avoiding the gum or anything you started eating shortly before the symptoms developed solves it. You should have an exam to rule out less likely but more serious alternatives, however... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Better oral hygiene: You will need to see a dentist as soon as possible, ....But in the mean time, practice excellent oral hygiene. You need to brush afer eating. Every time. If that means 5x/day, so be it. And brush thoroughy for at least 2 mins. Floss 1-2x/day. And remember, call your dentist. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I have red gums, grinding teeth and gum pain. The tooth itself is throbbing as well and pain is unbearable what can I do before my dr visit?
Needing expert help. I have swollen red gums with tiny white spots below my teeth. Is it oral cancer?
I have been having some serious bleeding from the gums I have gingivitis and I have recently noticed red itchy bumps on roof of mouth....gingivitis??
Red tonsils red gums but no pain no fever nothing had it for a while. Dentist check had gingivitis. Taking peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate). What's goin on?
Unrelated: Gingivitis is inflammation in the gum caused by dental related bacteria. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) will decrease bacteria but nothing can completely reverse gingivitis except good oral hygiene, so floss and brush and if you had a good cleaning it should go away. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers