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my 19 month old daughter has very swollen gums and a bad smell on her breath

Posted by georgesnedden

My daughter is 19 months old and has had a fever for 3 days. The gums are so red and they look like they are coming down over her teeth. Her breath is really smelly too and i wandered if it was an absyss. She cannot eat and is in alot of pain.
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You need to take your daughter to her pediatrician for evaluation and treatment.  Your description seems to indicate that this is generalized throughout her mouth--a tooth abscess would be confined to the localized area around the affected tooth.

Sometimes a child's first outbreak of oral herpes, can be very severe and have symptoms like you describe.  Don't delay in getting supportive treatment for her.

Dr. R. 

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