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Developed flu symptoms. Have lump underneath jaw and swollen gums. What could this be?

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I develop flu like symptoms two days ago now i have a lump underneath my jawline and am starting to develop swollen gums, what could this be?
Posted Tue, 23 Jul 2013 in Abdominal Pain
Answered by Dr. Binod Kumar Pati 4 hours later
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In viral infection, there do occur gum swelling.
Some other risk factors where gum swelling is a manifestation are
1.Tobacco use
3.Fungal infection
4.Sensitivity to toothpaste or mouthwash
5.Drug side effect
6.Malnutrition, particularly Vitamin C deficiency.
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