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Dark RedPuffy Gum,Swollen Glands,Chills,Fever,GumBleeding,GumPain,Awful White Blister

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  • Posted By: unibella
  • June 20, 2007
  • 05:08 PM

Please Help me if you can!! As far as I have researched I cannot find anything that fits with the symptons I have.

My illness started off with swollen glands, tired, and achy.... I thought I was getting strep throat...

And then all of the sudden my gums puffed up and started receding around my top teeth!!!!!!!! It seriously looks like a patient who had gingevitus (i can't spell) for 10 years... Then I have this white, raised blister with a deep circle in the middle that looks like it was carved out with a knife.... coming down right in the middle of the roof of my mouth... it looks awful and is painful to the touch...

I think on top of it my wisdom teeth came in JUST today or something because it is sending shooting pains up my top left gum and when i try to move my cheek over to look it is too painful.... i have white dots over my left tonsil and swallowing is difficult although its not the "sore throat" which I would have expected for strep....

The closest thing I could come up with was oral herpes... but I have nothing on my lips, and I have never had any symptoms of herpes in my life...

If you can recognize anything similar between these symptoms
(i forgot to add, I am achy, and have the chills (fever)) Please let me know I am waiting to hear back from my doctor who rushed me out of the office after a 30 second check-up...

Thank you so much,


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  • how old are you?when was your last vaccine?how long have you been ill?how high is your fever?Drink plenty of water MC
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Look up trench mouth. It is a bacterial disease of the gums and is treated easily with antibiotics. Good oral hygiene and reducing stress can prevent re-occurance. Your dentist or doc can order the antiobiotic. Or try an urgent care facility.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • I'm not a doctor, but it sounds like you have mono...with something else going on....not sure what. I think it is possible to have a virus and bacterial infection at the same time. Anyway, check out symptoms for mono and see if it sounds similar to what you are experiencing.Good Luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • You need to see an oral surgeon. This could be primary herpes infection.Good luck!
    Felsen 510 Replies Flag this Response
  • it could be a severe herpes case but it could also be syphilis. You should get a blood test for both, especially the syphilis. Do you smoke; then, it could be oral cancer. It could be gum disease and you need massive antibiotics and deep cleanings. It could be a half dozen things; I'm sure your doctor will figure it out for you, but ask for the two blood tests.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
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