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Nursing child having fever, bleeding and swollen gums. How to get relief?

two and a half year old son has had fever for three days and gums are swollen and bleed to the touch. His new teeth have come in but has terrible breath and swollen gums still. He is still nursing regularily. His discomfort is high as he is a tought kid when it comes to pain. his cheeks and upper lip still seem swollen as well.
Asked On : Sat, 10 Nov 2012
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Thank you for your query.

I can understand your dilemma. The complaints of swollen, bleeding gum with bad breath needs to be immediately addressed to. He requires attention by a dentist so that any infection in the gum is attended to.

A nursing child must be taking milk at night too. Oral hygiene, if not attended to, can cause complaints as described by you. Once the immediate problem is taken care of you should:
1. Stop feeding at night time
2. Ensure a good oral hygiene by regular brushing especialy before sleep

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son a speedy recovery.


Answered: Mon, 12 Nov 2012
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