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My 3 yo ds has been having some wierd swelling and bleeding of his gums. It is his entire mouth, all the gums are very red and swollen and quick to pour blood out no matter what he eats. He had has a cold for the past week so I was trying to boost his immune sytem with vitamins (A and C) and homeopaths (astragulus, echinacea, collodial silver) and was wondering if they might be contributing to this bizarre bleeding and swelling... The vitamin C is in chewable form and I have since learned that the chewable C is not good for your teeth bc stays on surface and can contribute to decay (?) and was wondering if they might have caused his gums to swell and bleed. I dont think it is teething (molars) bc it is his entire mouth, in fact, even the front gums are swollen and bleeding... I have stopped the C and the bleeding has subsided some but gums still swollen... we have a regular checkup with dentist scheduled for Wed so know I can ask her then re this situation but was wondering if anyone else has experienced this or is it indicative of something else..... thanks, its so hard to see your little one bleed!
 

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My appt is tomorrow and this am he woke up with a mouthful of blood... when I called to confirm appt I asked receptionist to ask dentist about this situation... she finally called back this afternoon and said the dentist said to give him tylenol and if he has a fever it is probably viral and to cancel his appt. if he does get a fever. He doesnt have a fever and I dont usually give tylenol so am going to tomorrow's appt. but now I am wondering if she is going to be of much help... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> He doesnt seem to be in any pain, he is eating as usual. He has also had a bloody nose on and off the past week but I had attributed that to the cold he had last week but now I am just freaking out over everything! Could this just be a wierd viral infection? Thanks for thinking of me Smilemomma, any advice you could offer would be great bc now I am not feeling so sure that the dentist is going to be of much help.... Christine
 

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I would definitely follow the advice of Smilemomma.<br>
Whenever there is mention of leukemia, I am reminded of a Chinese doctor who cured a young girl's leukemia after diagnosing kidney poisoning as a result of vaccinations.<br>
I then remembered seeing your post over in vaccines.<br>
I would advise you to look into the possibility that the bleeding might be a vaccine reaction too.<br>
It must be really hard to just not know what's going on. It is a blessing that your little one is in good spirits. Attitude will aid the healing process immensely!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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malamama and smilemomma, thanks for your posts... we woke up this am with no blood (yeah) and went to dentist. She said that gums are irrated, inflammed, some ulcers etc and that most likely was a virus especially since he was sick last week with a cold. She didnt do a cleaning for obvious reasons and we are to come back in a month for the cleaning.. she said it should clear up within the week... it is more sore(s) on one side of mouth. If doesnt then could be bacterial and to call her then... I put some goldenseal on the gums last nite and will continue to do that until they clear up... Oh gosh, I wish you didnt say Leukemia bc my mom died from that 13 years ago... if I dont continue to see any improvement though I will go to ped and get some bloodwork done.... Oh and yes I did post in vaccines, but my 3 yo has not had any vaccines, only gave the tetanus to my 6 yo so cant be vaccine related but that would have been most first thought if he had been recently vaccinated! Thanks for posting replies... Smilemama, are there any other symptons that I should look out for that would alarm you other than these bleeding gums? Thanks again! Christine
 

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simonee, thanks for your inquiry! My little one seems to be better.. no more bleeding and swelling is almost all gone so I guess after all it was just a virus! I have thrown out the chewable vit C though and we are due back to the dentist next month! What a wierd event though! Thanks everyone for your caring and concern! Christine
 

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Good to hear it has passed! Wow! You seemed so level headed about it, I would be freaked! Good for you!!!!!! Hope that you have a great report from the dentist.<br>
Meanwhile, I just learned about sodium ascorbate as a form of vitamin C. Good one to keep the immune system boosted and it comes in a powder form which can be sprinkled on food or in water. It is buffered. You might want to consider it, next time you need some C, if you haven't already done so.
 

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I'm very happy for you both <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hippie.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hippie"><br><br>
Malamamama is right, you sure are levelheaded. I'd be friggin freaaaaaked! Weird, how viruses can affect us.<br><br>
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My son had/has the same symptoms - except he had high fever as well....turns out it was a virus called herpangina which then led to a bacterial infection in his gums - gingervitis UGH! We went to the dentist today and she confirmed, we are being treated with an antiboitic.....he has not been able to brush his teeth for almost 2 weeks because it is so painful (((hugs))) and glad your little one is doing better.
 
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