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Bad sore throat, swollen and inflamed gums. Prescribed amoxicillin, gargled,s till no help. What to do ?

Hello doctor. I am very worried and don t know what to do. Iv been sick since last week and it went away and came back 100 times worse. I have a very bad sore throat and was tested for strep but came back negative. My gums are swollen and inflamed and I can t eat because they are so sore. I have canker sores in my mouth and one on my lip. My glands are extremely sore and swollen to the point it hurts to slightly touch them. I was prescribed amoxicillin but it only seemed to get worse. I have been gargling with salt water and peroxide and mouth wash but it has not helped. What do I do? Will my mouth ever go back to normal or will I have to live with these puffy gums for the rest of my life?
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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YOUR gums are inflammed resulting in gingivitis.
Get your teeth cleaned.
Use chlorhexidine mouthrinses to gargle.
Sore tongue may be due to aphthous ulcers.
Take vitamin b12,c,supplements.
Take plenty of fluids and nutritious diet.
Maintain oral care.
Answered: Mon, 17 Jun 2013
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