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Small child having cold, bleeding gums, low grade fever. Suggestions?

have a 2yr old that started having a cold , finally kicked the cold out of the system, and now have swollen and bleeding gums when brushed...she does not want to eat, but is drinking fluids, the gums have been swollen for about 3 days now and haven t decreased any...she has several low grade fevers and is just not acting herself...any suggestions for treatment or relief? i can t get her to the dentist for atleast 2 days at min.
Asked On : Fri, 28 Dec 2012
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Your daughter seems to have an upper respiratory infection causing her symptoms . Her bleeding gums can be a sign of vitamin C deficiency as well as an underlying oral infection or a sign of underlying bleeding disorder.
She needs to be treated with antibiotics , antiinflammatory analgesics (acetaminophen or ibuptofen) and multivitamins(especially Vit C and zinc) by a pediatrician .
If bleeding persists then appropriate blood tests might be needed.
Kindly do not neglect her symptoms and seek prompt medical help.
Wishing her a speedy recovery.
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