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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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What does it mean if you have strep throat, and red, swollen gums too?

What does it mean if you have strep throat, and red, swollen gums too?

Not unusual: It is not uncommon for your strep throat to spread to other areas of your mouth
make sure you keep it clean. As possible
if your gums stay swollen after your strep is gone then see a periodontist to evaluate your gums. ...Read more

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My gums have become quite swollen due to strep throat and it seems like I have tiny canker sores on my gums. Should I be worried? How can I treat it?

My gums have become quite swollen due to strep throat and it seems like I have tiny canker sores on my gums. Should I be worried? How can I treat it?

Strep throat: Strep does not cause open sores in the gums or back of the throat. You may either have an additional problem with viral infection or u could have two problems. Either way if the sores bother you see your doctor. You may benefit ether from an antiviral drug like Acyclovir or your doc may use a topical drug like silver nitrate to treat the sores. ...Read more

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Sore throat and swollen gums?

Sore throat and swollen gums?

Viral: Possibly viral infection given the season. Allergy is another consideration. If you have other symptoms, please relay those. ...Read more

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Swollen sore throat, migranes, swollen gums and a high fever? What causes this?

Swollen sore throat, migranes, swollen gums and a high fever? What causes this?

Viral infection: These symptoms may be caused by an oral herpetic infection. It is best to see your dentist or physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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28 year old female with swollen gums and sore throat with while patches, pain radiating to the ears. Tried cefobid, metronidazole but symptoms increase?

28 year old female with swollen gums and sore throat with while patches, pain radiating to the ears. Tried cefobid, metronidazole but symptoms increase?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics have been ineffective, indicating that your infection may not be bacterial. Or perhaps it's the wrong antibiotic. Call your Dentist and your Physician for appointments. Ask them to consult with each other. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain, is swollen gums, soar throat and like red spots oral herpes?

Docs can you explain, is swollen gums, soar throat and like red spots oral herpes?

2 separate problems: These 2 problems should be addressed separately. 1. swollen gums - can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. See your dentist. 2. soar throat - seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs. Good luck. ...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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Sore throat started 5 days ago w very swollen right tonsil. Yesterday,  swollen gums and red spot on tongue. Feel fine otherwise. Should I see a Dr.?

Sore throat started 5 days ago w very swollen right tonsil. Yesterday,  swollen gums and red spot on tongue. Feel fine otherwise. Should I see a Dr.?

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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My 7 year daughter has had intermittent fever (up to 102for 5 days now along with a little sore throat and red swollen gums- she is getting a mohler tooth at ths time also. Any suggestions for treatment?

My 7 year daughter has had intermittent fever (up to 102for 5 days now along with a little sore throat and red swollen gums- she is getting a mohler tooth at ths time also. Any suggestions for treatment?

Sounds like teething: If your daughter is not allergic to either advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) you can give her the appropriate dose to manage her fever and pain. It sounds like teething pain but I would have her see a dentist about the swollen gums to rule out other possible pathologies as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My daughter has fever, chapped lips, sore throat, swollen gums and her breath stings. What could it be?

My daughter has fever, chapped lips, sore throat, swollen gums and her breath stings. What could it be?

A Check-Up: By an md as soon as possible is important. Her tonsils might be swollen and maybe blocking her airway causing her to mouth breathe. It will dehydrate the lips, cause it to crack, and can make gums red and throat sore. An upper respiratory infection can do this. ...Read more

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Sxs: 8y.O.F. Swollen gums, fever, chills, sores on inflammed tonsils and negative rapid strep test. No history of herpes or compromised immune system. Dx?

Sxs: 8y.O.F. Swollen gums, fever, chills, sores on inflammed tonsils and negative rapid strep test. No history of herpes or compromised immune system. Dx?

Seriously......: These situations require a patient to be personally seen by a physician. Not even the best website\internet service\health care website\diagnostic health software\ computer\ best physician can replace the conventional doctor\patient relationship necessary in order to come up with an accurate diagnosis. Please take her to a pediatrician. Hope she feels better soon. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes, soars on my lips and in the mouth, swollen gums, green mucus and a fever for 5 days now. Doctor said it's not strep, help?

I have swollen lymph nodes, soars on my lips and in the mouth, swollen gums, green mucus and a fever for 5 days now. Doctor said it's not strep, help?

Viral infection?: Your symptoms could indicate a primary outbreak of herpes. The lymph nodes swelling is the body fighting an infection. The lip and mouth sores breaking out can be painful and making it difficult to eat. Viruses can cause a fever, too. There is no cure for the virus, you may only take pain meds, place ointment on lips, use numbing rinse for mouth, benedryl for inflamation, take lysine, and rest. ...Read more

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Does strep throat make your gums swell?

Possibly...: Strep throat is caused by a streptococcal infection of the pharynx, well away from the gum tissue. Most sore throats are not true strep. However, you can develop a strep infection of the gum tissue which could cause swelling. Are you under treatment? If not, you should see your family physician for management of your strep throat and your family dentist for evaluation of your swollen gums. ...Read more

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Gum swelling a few days after starting treatment for strep throat, cefdinir 300mg 2 days left. What caused and what to do for swelling?

Gum swelling a few days after starting treatment for strep throat, cefdinir 300mg 2 days left. What caused and what to do for swelling?

Swollen gums: Repot this and any other symptom to your doctor. Any hives, red spots on your skin, itching, difficulty swallowing? Your doctor can tell you if you are having allergic symptoms or if something else is going on. It is also a good idea to see your dentist about your swollen gums. Your dentist can help. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more