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Infant having reddish bleeding gums. Pain while touching. Reason?

I have a 13 month old son with very dark redish/purple gums on one side of his mouth. He s always been the happiest baby and now crys all day, wont eat and if everything touches his gums in that area, they bleed and he screams. I just moved to the UK from the US and they are slow at getting around to seeing him, I m worried.
Asked On : Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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Thank you for your query.

By the description provided by you it appears that your son has injured his gum and which must have given rise to a wound/bruise which is hurting him. Till you are able to see a doctor kindly apply ice over the area frequently and do not give him warm/hot things to eat or drink. The ice shall stop further bleeding and help reduce the swelling. However examination by a doctor will be the ideal thing.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son an early recovery..


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