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Sore throat, swollen tonsils, gums red, swollen, sore. Gums bleed while brushing. What could be the problem?

a week ago I woke up with a sore throat and swollen tonsils and white spots on them. I went to the dr and they told me it was a cold. I got home and took some old antibiotics I had from an old step throat sick. the next morning I woke up and my gums were really red, swollen and sore, since then I can t eat anything but luke warm soup and mashed potatoes and protein drink. now when I brush my teeth my gums bleed , they are sore, tender, and throb all the time. it feels like I m holding a scolding hot cup of coffee in my mouth. my sore throat and tonsils are all cleared up but my gums are not.
Asked On : Sat, 8 Dec 2012
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tanks for your querry.
1.take plenty of
2.Analgesics can also be taken to relieve local pain and
bring down the fever.
3. Antimicrobial therapy. Most of the infections are due
to streptococcus. Antibiotics should be continued for
7-10 days.
Answered: Fri, 18 Oct 2013
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