I have a 3 years old daughter with mild fever for the last 3 days, the fever comes and go , during since yesterday I notice that her gums are very swollen and red. How do I treat this gum problem?
Person's Gender: Female
tylenol , lots of fluids
Greetings, The symptoms of swollen gum can be due inflammation or infection. Mild fever suggests a viral infection. Viral infection often passes off in 3-5 days , sometimes can prolong though. Viral infection usually takes its course. No treatment is required. Continue supportive measures as you are doing. Sometimes, after a viral episode bacterial infection supervenes. It that case, start of antibiotic will be helpful. As the symptoms are continuing swollen gum, gingivitis or infection of the gum and throat can be there. It should be sorted out by physical examination of a doctor and investigations. Throat swab test can confirm whether it is due to bacterial infection. If you have any query, please feel free to ask. It will be my privilege to assist you. Regards.Dr. SS41039.1853100694
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also she has gas, probably is a stomache problem
How is stool? Urine? How is his feeding? Is there any abdominal pain or distension?
stool, urine are normal, no pain, apetite decreased since gums are very swollen, she accepts fluids only no solids
As the gums are swollen and painful, she can not take solids. In infection appetite, digestion can be decreased. Gas can be from indigestion. Vitamin B supplement can be given. I think should have a throat swab test to rule out bacterial infection.