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Child has swollen and bleeding gums, large sores on tongue, constipation, pain during bowel movement. Reason?

my sons gums have been bleeding like crazy and are so swollen they almost cover his top front 4 teeth, i have a doc appt. tomorrow morning, but i was wondering if any of you had an idea. he is eating very little, very constipated, normal amount of wet diapers, fighting sleep and along with the bleeding gums , has large sores on his tongue and his gums really really start to bleed when he strains , like when he is passing a bm or crying. he also has three little pimple type sores on his chin . he does not have any sores or marks on either his hands or his feet.
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Bleeding gums are due to gingivitis.
Maintain your child's oral hygiene well.
Use chlorhexidine mouthrinses to gargle.
Get his teeth cleaned.
Take plenty of fruits.
Sores on tongue occur due to aphthous ulcers.
Take vitamin c and folic acid supplements.
Rinse your mouth after every meals.
Take care.
Answered: Mon, 17 Jun 2013
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