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Children having teeth eruptions with pus. One of them has throat, ear infection, bleeding as well. Solution?

I have a two year old and a 1 yr old which are both teething one has her molars coming out and the other one has his 8th front tooth coming out and they are both filled with a little bit of pus is this normal? My 2 yr old who has her molars coming out they are bleeding and she doesnt want to eat she has a throat infection and ear infection can the pus on her gums be part of the infection as well?
Asked On : Sun, 13 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Thank you for the query.
formation of pus is exclusivly because of the infection in the teeth or gum. 1 yr old has pus in front teeth so pus shuld be drained and followed by a course of antibiotic. In case of 2 yr old child you said bleeding in the gums from the site of eruption of molars along with throat and ear infection i.e. again because of the infection . throat and ear infection never lead to pus formation in the teeth or gums definitly there should be a local factor causing it soo see the dentist soo that the reason can be ruled out.
Answered: Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
hello ,
usually in children,teeth eruption is associated with pain and fever,malaise.
in your children's case,there is pus discharge due to bacterial infection.
there is abscess formation due to food lodgement as a result of poor oral hygiene maintenance.
visit a dentist and get adequate treatment.
maintain your teeth and gums clean.
you can use warm salt water gargle too.
Answered: Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Critical Care Specialist Dr. Sadiq Mughal's  Response
Hi thanks for your question.
Puss and bleeding during teeth eruption is not normal.Most probably you kids are having pharyngitis(infection of throat) and otitis (ear infection) which has spread to surrounding structures like gums and has caused infection of the cavities of teeth.Your child might not be eating because of pharyngitis and otitis.I would suggest you to consult a Denist who would be able to treat your kids.Later in the course,consultation with an ENT surgeon may be required for treatment of otitis.
Hope this answers your question.
Answered: Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepika Attresh's  Response
Hello & welcome
sometime before eruption there is a formation of eruptions cyst, such clear fluid may be mistaken as pus, because if this will get infected than there will be pain.
so don't be panic.
if children complains of pain than visit to your dentist. Rest maintain your oral hygiene.
As far as throat infection considered it does not seem to be associated with this.
thanks & take care.
Answered: Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
Hello there, Normal teething process in childrens is often associated with dull aching pain and fever but pus drainage clearly shows bacterial infection which may be caused due to poor oral hygiene and food accumulations in mouth.Swallowing of pus does lead to pharyngitis (throat infection) and fever. At home you can rinse your little ones mouth with warm salt water every 4 hours till to see your dentist. your dentist will drain the pus and will prescribe you antibiotic and analgesics to reduce the gum inflammation. i hope this helps your little one. take care
Answered: Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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