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Undergoing periodontal cleaning. Started pain, low grade fever and fatigued. Is it due to bacterial infection?

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I am having a periodontal cleaning undergoing. After a couple of days from the first cleaning my gums started paining due to infection and I I felt low grade fever and fatigue. I was given antibiotic(pencilin), the feverish feeling may have reduced but still the fatigue remains . There is somewhat a head heavy feeling.. Is due to something else other than the bacterial infection?
Posted Thu, 9 Aug 2012 in Dental Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 4 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
The feeling of fatigue is commonly associated with infections due to a weakness in the immune system. This is likely to subside in next two weeks.
I recommend you to have echinacea tea and drink 3 cups of this per day to support your immune system.

Stick to bland foods and mouthwash without alcohol to minimize symptoms. Vitamin B-Complex supplements, electrolyte XXXXXXX fluids and plenty of fluids orally also help in faster recovery.

Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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