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I've just been sick with the flu/high temp/ sore throat. Now my mouth has swollown gums and painful white spots. What are those?

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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
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In brief: Herpetic primary gin

Your first outbreak of a herpes infection manifests these symptoms.
Primary herpetic gingeva stomatitis has all these classical symptoms. An anti viral med could help but most symptoms take 10 - 14 days to disappear. Feel better!

In brief: Herpetic primary gin

Your first outbreak of a herpes infection manifests these symptoms.
Primary herpetic gingeva stomatitis has all these classical symptoms. An anti viral med could help but most symptoms take 10 - 14 days to disappear. Feel better!
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Dr. Zahid Ahmed
Ah, agreed. Great answer.
Dr. Zahid Ahmed
Dentistry
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In brief: 2 likely options

Likely its either apthous ulcers or fungal infection.
Ulcers can flare up with a history such as yours and are painful but usually self limiting and resolve within 10-14 days. If fungal, you will need an anti fungal medication from your doctor. Both conditions can be addressed with different medication but a diagnosis is needed first so see a doctor. For temp relief, try orajel or ibuprofen.

In brief: 2 likely options

Likely its either apthous ulcers or fungal infection.
Ulcers can flare up with a history such as yours and are painful but usually self limiting and resolve within 10-14 days. If fungal, you will need an anti fungal medication from your doctor. Both conditions can be addressed with different medication but a diagnosis is needed first so see a doctor. For temp relief, try orajel or ibuprofen.
Dr. Zahid Ahmed
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Probable yeast

If you had an antibiotic, this suggests a yeast infection of gums.
You need anti yeast treatment and add a supplement of coq 10.

In brief: Probable yeast

If you had an antibiotic, this suggests a yeast infection of gums.
You need anti yeast treatment and add a supplement of coq 10.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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