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Child having runny nose. Noticed swollen, bruised and bleeding gum. Could it be sinus infection?

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16 month old female - upper left front tooth - cut thrugh the gum 2 weeks ago. As of today - there as been no front fall - but gum is swolen, bruised, and bleeding. Has had a runy nose for 10 days - thick XXXXXXX snot - could the possible sinus infection be draining from the open cut as the front tooth protrudes causing puss to close the opening?
Posted Fri, 16 Nov 2012 in Asthma and Allergy
Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth 22 minutes later
Welcome to health care magic!
It is unlikely!
If he is a bottle feeder , it may be irritation from the nipple.
The child sometimes tends to bite the nipple at the time of teething!
Regarding the greenish secretions, it suggests infection.You have to take him to a pediatrician or ER, because he needs antibiotics
All the best
God bless
Dr Uma
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