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Has high fever, gums bleeding, pus discharge from mouth. What is wrong with the baby?

My 18 month daughter has been having high fever for a week now. Just 2 days ago i ve noticed her upper canines were erupting together with her upper molars and lower molars all at once. It was not serious until her gums were bleeding and pus were discharging and her mouth has just been smelling so terrible.To make things worse her whole gum is swollen that even her teeth that were first there have all disappeared down the gum ;(..please help
Asked On : Sun, 6 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for posting your query.

Fever and pus discharge are the common features associated with tooth eruption.

But,in your daughter's case,gums are terribly inflammed resulting in bleeding.

I would advice you to visit a dentist and get detailed check-up done.

Plenty of fluids as well as nutritious diet has to be taken.

Vitamin c as well as iron supplements has to be administered.

Hope this helps.
Answered: Wed, 24 Jul 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Imraan Hussain 's  Response

Thanks for your query

i can feel your concerns

she seems to have a gingival abscess

i advise you to consult dentist

she will need a course of antibiotic and analgesic

give her paracetamol and ibuprufen alternatively for fever

you can give medicines 6 hourly

tapid water sponging also helpful

give plenty of fluids

wishing her a speedy recovery

Hope i have ansewered your query
i am available for your help
Answered: Fri, 26 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Prachi Mishra's  Response
thanks for query
friend i can understand your agony
ferver,swelling and bleeding in gums occur while teeth are errupting. but since your kid is reacting much more. please consult a dentist as soon as possible.also visit a general practitioner
hope it helps
Answered: Fri, 26 Jul 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Thanks for your query,
Your child is having gingival abscess and this is the cause for fever, discharge of blood and pus and bad smelling of mouth and swelling of gums. So consult your Pediatrician as antibiotic and analgesic are required and for Pediatric Dental surgeon as the drainage of pus required from the abscess for fast relief .
Answered: Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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