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Swollen gums, sores on tongue and mouth, difficulty in chewing. Pregnant. Suggestions?

I have severe swollen gums, sores on my tongue and inside of my mouth, swollen glands, and a fever that has gone away. I can't chew anything so I'm not eating well and I'm hungry. I'm using glyoxide to rinse and I've been to them Dr and he said it was viral and nothing could be done. I'm also 40 weeks pregnant in 2 days and just want relief
Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Swollen gums in pregnancy is a common thing. It is due to hormonal changes that cause increase blood flow too the gums thus making them to swell, become sore and become more susceptible to infections.

Infections when they do occur lead to gingivitis or inflaamtion of the gums that worsens the situation.

Adequate hygiene is needed and visiting a dentist for appropriate management is better.

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Dr Achuo
Answered: Mon, 24 Jun 2013
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