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Experience:  MBBS, FCPS
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I have a bad swelling inside my mouth making it impossible

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I have a bad swelling inside my mouth making it impossible for me to eat normally. My wife who is a trained nurse believes it to be sepsis. What should I do.
JA: How long have you had the swelling? Have you used any medication for it?
Customer: About three days. I have used bonjela
JA: Got it. Have you used anything besides bonjela for this?
Customer: Yes something my wife brought in but she has gone out and I can’t find it.
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: No. I am eighty years of age but have been generally healthy. This damage has made me a little dizzy and lethargic.
Submitted: 6 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 6 days ago.

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Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 6 days ago.

Sorry to hear about this

Do you have fever as well ?

Since how long you have this problem?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
No fever. Three days
Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 6 days ago.

Will you be able to share a photo of the swollen mouth ?

Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 2 days ago.

Since I have not heard back from you so I am giving you a general answer and you can come back for any further details

You most likely have an infection in the oral cavity

Sepsis is a very severe form of infection

I think you need an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory

That will help in getting rid of the infection

Not all infections leads to sepsis

And most of these infections are treated completely with antibiotic

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