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Strep Throat Swollen Gums
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
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
I have fevers, sore throat (now feels like something is stuck in it), extremely swollen gums that render me unable to eat, sleepiness, and weakness.
Please see a doctor.: This looks like a medical condition which needs immediate attention. Please go to ed and evaluated. ...Read more
28 year old female with swollen gums and sore throat with while patches, pain radiating to the ears. Tried cefobid, metronidazole but symptoms increase?
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
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
I have a similar problem. My tongue seems swollen, blisters on the sides of the tongue only. A bit swollen gums. And sore throat. M deficient in b12?
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
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
My daughter has fever, chapped lips, sore throat, swollen gums and her breath stings. What could it be?
I have swollen gums, painful teeth, sore throat, whitish- yellowish stuff on the roof of my mouth, and swollen lymph glands. Any idea what it might be?
Could be: Could be any of a number of viral, bacterial, or fungal problems. Please call your dentist for examination. ...Read more
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
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
I have swollen gums and a rash on my face and neck. Could the infection possibly be from wisdom tooth?
Most likely not.: You need to visit your family dentist or physician and have the proper diagnosis done. ...Read more
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
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
Daughter is experiencing sore tongue, sore throat and gum swelling. She's been dx with strep and on omnicef x 7d. Has white lesions on the sides of her tongue and is refusing to eat b/c of it. She was called in lidociane mixture and not much help?
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