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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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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What can I give my 20 month old son for swollen gums and blisters in mouth?

What can I give my 20 month old son for swollen gums and blisters in mouth?

Pain relief: Pain relief with Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen based on the child's weight should help. You could also try over the counter oral gel for pain relief - but use this sparingly and try to use gel without local anesthetic. Hope your feels better. ...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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What are the causes of a toddler to get swollen gums and lips and white sores in their mouth?

What are the causes of a toddler to get swollen gums and lips and white sores in their mouth?

Virus: Sounds like initial exposure to the common herpes simplex virus which almost universally present in our population. Have your pediatrician check your child. ...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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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 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 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 can cause swollen gums and a metallic taste in mouth?

What can cause swollen gums and a metallic taste in mouth?

Could be many things: Allergies, autoimmune reactions, infections, etc... There are many things that could cause swollen gums and alter your taste. I would recommend an evaluation by a periodontist or other dentist to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...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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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more