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Worried about my 2yr old daughter :(

  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 21, 2006
  • 10:26 PM

I took my daughter to the dentist about a month ago because her gums are constantly red, bleed when i brush her teeth (i've had to stop due to the distress it causes her) and her two front top teeth are discoloured which is spreading to the ones either side. The dentist told me not to worry about this but to keep an eye on it. She is under the hospital for her asthma and had an appointment yesterday so i mentioned my concerns. My daughters mouth was looked at and i was told it wasn't normal which has REALLY concerned me. The doctor said that her gums should be pink and smooth but my daughters are clearly not like this. She is now being screened for milk intolerance, anemia, calcium dificancy, thyroid and two other things which were just numbers and letters. I find it very hard to get her to eat anything even sweet things other than yoghurts, so i give her lots of milk to subsadise the vitamins/minerals that she doesn't have via food. I don't give her lots of juice so this isn't the cause of the problem either.
Do anyone know what could be causing this problem or suffered with this themselfes?
I'm at my wits end with it so need some advice as soon as possible.
Thanks in advance.

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  • Is her tongue white? Did anyone mention Thrush or Candida to you? Also, has she taken a lot of antibiotics? The discoloration of the teeth is usually caused from medications and sometimes it ends up being permanent. Find a new Dentist too, if a child's gums bleed to the point you have to stop brushing there is a problem!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 22, 2006
    • 05:15 AM
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  • Oh my gosh I just remembered something else. You said she was at the hospital being treated for her Asthma, I had a relative that had Asthma and got some kind of mouth infection from the treatment device. I'm not sure but hoof and mouth rings a bell. Call your Pediatrician and ask him about this right away!!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 22, 2006
    • 05:25 AM
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  • I believe it is what I said in my first post,read this......Patient Health International – health information for patients and ...bulet, Can my asthma in itself cause “side effects”? ... The most common is a fungal infection in the mouth (oral candidiasis). This can be prevented by ...www.patienthealthinternational.com/article/505234.aspx
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 22, 2006
    • 05:43 AM
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  • My elderly aunt had thrush in her mouth when she was in the nursing home. Her tounge looked really red and her mouth was so sensitive she couldn't eat. It's very easy to treat that!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 4, 2006
    • 11:51 PM
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  • Thankyou for all your replies :)The results of her blood tests showed she is severe anemic which would cause these symptoms. She has been put on medicine until next month when she will have to have more bloods taken but i've been warned she might need this medicine long term. :(The good news is that her mouth is looking much better and i've even managed to brush her teeth a few times. I'll keep this topic bookmarked and let you know how she's doing whenever i'm able too.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 1, 2007
    • 04:14 PM
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