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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Swollen Gums (Definition)

Swollen gums is also known as Gum swelling. 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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I'm on atibiotics for strep throat but now my gums are swollen and are very uncomfortable.

I'm on atibiotics for strep throat but now my gums are swollen and are very uncomfortable.

Visit a dentist ASAP: Bleeding, swollen and uncomfortable gums can be a sign that you already have, gum disease. This is a serious problem, which should be checked professionally by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Rubin
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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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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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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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, 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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Dr. Nayana Trivedi
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I have swollen gums (bleeding), sore throat, canker sore under my tongue, in gums (group of multiple sores), in my cheeks and also in my lips.

I have swollen gums (bleeding), sore throat, canker sore under my tongue, in gums (group of multiple sores), in my cheeks and also in my lips.

Get Examined: Multiple oral sores make me concern about Oral Herpes Simplex Infection. You may have Strep throat ( because of Sore Throat) also. some times Aphthous Ulcer ( usually around Menstrual period) can cause ulcer on gums and on cheeks , Vitamine deficiency can cause red sore tongue and Cracks along the angle of mouth. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Terry
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Had sore throat, hi fever, swollen gums, canker sores, aches. Diagnosed as bacterial tonsilitis, given amox. 5 days later, only fever+throat is better?

Had sore throat, hi fever, swollen gums, canker sores, aches. Diagnosed as bacterial tonsilitis, given amox. 5 days later, only fever+throat is better?

Canker Sores: The cause of canker sores is not clear. It is most likely due to your body's own defenses following an attack or injury. They go away by themselves. Most medications treat the discomfort of the sore, not the actual sore. An antibiotic will only treat a bacterial attack. ...Read more

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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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Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...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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