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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

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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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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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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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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I have tonsillitis at the moment, I have swollen gums and blisters on my lip, is this normal?

I have tonsillitis at the moment, I have swollen gums and blisters on my lip, is this normal?

Not normal: See your dentist for a diagnosis and treatment of the swollen gums and blisters. It sounds like a herpes infection (herpetic gingivostomatitis), but you need to have a visual exam and supply a medical history to make an accurate diagnosis.
See your medical doctor or an ENT specialist for the tonsillitis, which may or may not be related to the mouth infection. ...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 has blisters on his tongue and lips and swollen gums. It's been a week and he's still not eating much. Any advice?

My 2 year old has blisters on his tongue and lips and swollen gums. It's been a week and he's still not eating much. Any advice?

Yes, advice.: It sounds like your son has Herpes Simplex virus (cold sores) in his mouth. Antiviral medication can hasten healing but this little guy needs more than that. Because he's not eating much, he could get dehydrated and malnourished. Please take him to your pediatrician promptly for evaluation & treatment. Wishing you the best from across The Pond. ...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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I had a Cleaning yesterday, now I woke up with bad pain and swollen gums but only on my back molar and there is a tiny white bump on the top of it?

I had a Cleaning yesterday, now I woke up with bad pain and swollen gums but only on my back molar and there is a tiny white bump on the top of it?

Wrong people: You're talking to the wrong people. You should be calling your Dentist about this. You may have a dental or periodontal infection, present before the cleaning, but exacerbated by the tissue manipulation. Call your Dentist. ...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, white bumps on tounge, and sores around mouth, what to do?

Swollen gums, white bumps on tounge, and sores around mouth, what to do?

See your dentist: You should see your dentist for this. This sounds like you could have a disease process going on in your mouth. Your dentist will be able to determine what process is going on and what treatment to render to help you recover. ...Read more

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My teeth are rapidly falling out, I have swollen gums and my mouth is sore. What could I have?

My teeth are rapidly falling out, I have swollen gums and my mouth is sore. What could I have?

Sounds like: You have generalized severe periodontitis -- simply put - severe bone loss resulting in un-supported teeth, hence loose teeth, gum inflammation and infection. I recommend you be seen by a dentist as soon as possible for treatment. ...Read more

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Had aching tongue & sore swollen gums for months, dentist says not gum diesease and have tried all sorts of medication. My mouth really really aches..

Had aching tongue & sore swollen gums for months, dentist says not gum diesease and have tried all sorts of medication. My mouth really really aches..

Oral Medicine: Is a discipline in dentistry for the diagnosis and management of medical conditions that affect the oral and maxillofacial region. Please follow this link to find a specialist in your area: http://www. Aaom. Com/
take care. ...Read more

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Painful, swollen gums in very back of mouth. Face slightly swollen. What could this be?

Painful, swollen gums in very back of mouth. Face slightly swollen. What could this be?

Wisdom teeth: At your age I would suspect an infection around erupting wisdom teeth if you have not already had them removed. Very common, it is called pericornitis, and can be treated by a general dentist with cleaning, irrigation, and antibiotics. Because there is often not enough room for the wisdom teeth to erupt straight they come in crooked, allowing debris to be trapped under the gums. See a dentist. ...Read more

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My husband has swollen gums, roof of mouth, jaw pain?

My husband has swollen gums, roof of mouth, jaw pain?

Dental exam: Cannot determine what problem is without exam. See dentist or oral surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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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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