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My 3 year old niece has red swollen gums and a fever--what could it be?

My 3 year old niece has red swollen gums and a fever--what could it be?

Viral infection: Those symptoms are consistent with one of many viruses three year olds get that cause gingivitis. Teething generally doesn't cause fever. If other symptoms are present such as loose stools, malaise, decreased appetite, or cold symptoms, then it is quite likely a viral infection. ...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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Toddler with tongue sores, swollen gums, stinky breath, and fever. What is it?

Toddler with tongue sores, swollen gums, stinky breath, and fever. What is it?

ANUG: It could be acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis which is what you described so see your pediatric md or dds. ...Read more

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I have had swollen gums across the top of my mouth and swollen lymph node on the left side for a couple days! No fever or anything! What is this?

I have had swollen gums across the top of my mouth and swollen lymph node on the left side for a couple days! No fever or anything! What is this?

Gingivitis?: That's the first guess; periodontitis or a tooth abscess would be a second and third guess. But you want a definite answer. For that, make an appointment with a local dentist who can examine you and advise you of your treatment options. ...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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What could be the causes for swollen gums, fatigue, nausea, malaise. No fever, lasting for several weeks.?

Lots of things!: Anything from a virus, to a bacterial infection to other things can cause the symptoms you mention. If you have any risk factors for herpes or hiv, you should be checked immediately. But without further information, it is impossible to diagnose any one cause. ...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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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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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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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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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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Why do I have a swollen gums?

Why do I have a swollen gums?

Many reasons: There can be many reasons for swollen or inflamed gums. Several common reasons are: improper brushing debris on the teeth calculous formation hormonal changes medications infections periodontal disease. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen gums?

Many factors: May be anything from poor oral hygiene to certain medications, e.g. Cephallosporins, anticonvulsants to pregnancy. ...Read more

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What should I do for swollen gums?

What should I do for swollen gums?

See your dentist: To determine the cause, extent and treatment required. The most common cause of swollen gums is poor oral hygiene and inflammation from plaque and calculus. However, there are many other dental and medical causes that need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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What are the common causes for swollen gums?

What are the common causes for swollen gums?

Many causes: Many things can cause swelling of the gums. Some of the most common reasons are periodontal disease, an abscess, a cyst, or a viral infection. ...Read more

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Is it normal for swollen gums to bleed?

Wrong question: While swollen gums usually bleed, it is not healthy to have swollen gums. Bleeding gums is an early sign of gum disease that needs to be addressed before the progression causes irreversible damage to the bone supporting your teeth. The treatment will include some level of teeth "cleaning', and instructions on how to do a better job at home to prevent a recurrence. ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for swollen gums?

What's recommended as a cure for swollen gums?

See your dentist: What is the cause? Medications? Abcesses? Dirt trauma? You need some periodontal treatment. ...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


Gum Swelling (Definition)

There are many causes: gum disease, hormonal changes, medications, food impact ...Read more