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Small child, fever, loss of appetite, ear infection, swollen bleeding gums. Symptoms due to fever?

my 23 month old has been running a fever and no appetite for 4 days now. I took him to Dr 2 days ago and they diagnosed a double ear infection and put him on cefzil. After we left Dr office, he started saying that his mouth hurt. H is gums are swollen and very red. I took him back to Dr this morning so she could look at his mouth. She said it may be from having a fever. I ve never heard of a fever causing gums to swell and bleed and be so painful that a person can t eat. I m looking for a second opinion. what are your thoughts?
Asked On : Tue, 2 Oct 2012
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my first and immediate advice is please get his complete blood count done to check his platelet count, if low counts are detected that can be the cause for bleeding gums. i just want to rule out viral fever with low platelet count , may be even dengue fever. get his blood pressure checked , look for any rashes all over the body. look for joint pains, look for bloated abdomen, look for decreased urine out put.
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