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Swelling in the gums, bad breath - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   my wife has problem with gums
User :   of lower teeth
User :   they ar swelling at times
Doctor :   Ok
User :   bad odour also
Doctor :   Ok
User :   what could be the problem
User :   she is brushing twice
Doctor :   Since when have you noticed these symptoms?
User :   since 6 - 7 months
Doctor :   The bad mouth odour that you report - is it present continuosly throught out the day?
User :   sometimes it was there
Doctor :   Ok
User :   throughout the day
Doctor :   Does she have other associated symptoms such as running nose, sorethroat, headache with the symptoms?
User :   no
Doctor :   Does she suffer for indigestion, gastritis, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting recently?
User :   no , but she had constipation
User :   these days she is fine
Doctor :   May I know her age?
User :   30
Doctor :   Does she have symptoms of diabetes, hypertension, thryroid problem etc?
User :   she has problem with periods
Doctor :   Ok
User :   tsh level is 3.1
Doctor :   Is she on any medications?
User :   she was feeling tired
User :   sometimes was unable to take food, feeling like vomiting
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but now she is eating well but still periods problem is there
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   no medication
Doctor :   Bad mouth odour is a concerning problem as it affects social behaviour and reduced interaction among members,
User :   recently took few vit cal tablets
Doctor :   The causes for the same is broadly classified as local problems such as
Doctor :   gingivitis, stomatitis, dental ulcers and so on.
Doctor :   Ear and throat inflammation can also cause bad mouth odour.
Doctor :   2. Gastritis and GERD.
Doctor :   Indigestion, gastritis and GERD can induce bad mouth odour.
Doctor :   One of these conditions could be the reason for persistent odour. The measures which you can follow are
Doctor :   Are you following?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
User :   odour is not present always
User :   few days it is happening
Doctor :   From what you describe, it appears that the cause could be due to gum inflammation/infection.
Doctor :   I suggest that you see a dentist to evaluate for the presence of dental and gum problems.\
Doctor :   2. Measures to improve diet is necessary.
Doctor :   3. A simple, non spicy, not hotty curry will be useful to us too.
User :   she was not taking food regularly
User :   recently strted eating well
Doctor :   It is necessary that her food timiings are normalisesd; a healthy regular diet prevent indigestion and acidity.
Doctor :   You would be feeling better now.
User :   ok
Doctor :   So do not worry now.
Doctor :   1. Consult a dentist too look for gingivitis.
User :   could you suggest some medicines for the gum problems
Doctor :   2. Use of mouth fresheners.
User :   plz sugest mouth freshners brands
Doctor :   Any mouth freshners can do.
Doctor :   3. A regular diet containing less spicy and less oil diet/
User :   medicines
Doctor :   4. Physical exercises, early morning brisk walking and so on are helpful.
Doctor :   4. Use omez 20mg one tablet early in the morning before breatfast.
Doctor :   All these measures will help in relieving the symptoms.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes dr
Doctor :   The symptoms usually resolve as the cause is corrected.
Doctor :   So if the symptoms persists with the treatment, you need to consult a doctor for evaluation of the above said problems.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   thanks a lot dr information is very helful to us
User :   good night
Doctor :   My pleasure in helping you.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Good night.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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