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

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry

In brief: Teething

A 3 yr old is probably teething and getting their 4 front teeth upper and lower. Are they also slobbering alot? This usually goes along with it along with being fussy.

In brief: Teething

A 3 yr old is probably teething and getting their 4 front teeth upper and lower. Are they also slobbering alot? This usually goes along with it along with being fussy.
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