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Why has my son s lips and gums turned black?

Hi my son now 3 years old his lips have been turning black n dark everyday including his gum which has changed totally black. 2 weeks ago he was taking Augmenting for 5 days because he had tonsils. Could it be a side effect? or is my child suffering from something else?
Mon, 17 Nov 2014
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Pediatrician, Pulmonology 's  Response
HI..augmentin cannot cause this. This is not a usual side effect of this drug. But sudden darkening of gums and lips. could be due to labial melanotic macules. I suggest you consult your dermatologist for this.
Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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