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What causes swelling in gums after a cold? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Apr-2014
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User:I have had a very bad cold I picked up at work-- now the left side of my lower gums are swollen.
Doctor:Hi, I am XXXX
Let me read your query for few minutes to be able to have a good discussion here.
Doctor:I have read your query
Doctor:Could you please let me know few more details about the same as to the duration of your complaints, medications used,
Doctor:associated fever, if any?
Doctor:are you there?
User:I got the cold about a week ago, chills, headache, chest and nose congestion. Just used OTC cold medications. Am feeling much better , but now the gum thing.
Doctor:thanks for the details
Doctor:Do you see any visible pus filled spot on the gums or is it just swollen?
User:Just swollen
Doctor:is it painful too?
User:Was, getting less so
Doctor:all right
Doctor:Use orajel oral ointment
Doctor:every 3 to 4 hrs
Doctor:It should help you reduce the swelling
User:Okay
User:That it?
Doctor:since your other symptoms have subsided, there is no need for you to take antibiotics now
Doctor:Also, do not consume very hot or very cold food
User:Oh okay.
Doctor:You should be fine soon
User:Thank you
Doctor:take oral Vitamin C supplement like Limcee
Doctor:It helps in faster healing
Doctor:Get well soon
User:Thanks
Doctor:my pleasure
Doctor:please let me know if I could help you with any other medical concerns
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Doctor:Bye for now.
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