Swollen And Painful Gums When Swallowing In Second Trimester Pregnant Women?

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Hello Doctor, I am experiencing swelling of the back of my gums on the right side, and it hurts when I swallow with my condition being 15 weeks pregnant. I want to ask whether paracetamol / mefenamic acid can be taken for pregnant women, because I saw on the forum for pregnant women on the internet it is allowed with the SPOG doctor and coincidentally the stock of the drug is at home. please answer Doctor because I can’t even eat because it hurts to swallow and chew.. Thank you doctor in advance..

1 Answer:

Hi Mucikawiiii,

Swollen gums can be caused by plaque buildup on the teeth, viral or fungal infections, vitamin C deficiency and pregnancy. You should consult a dentist to find out the exact cause of your complaint. However, if you want to relieve pain due to swelling that occurs, you should take paracetamol in accordance with the recommended dosage.

Paracetamol according to the FDA belongs to category B for pregnant women, which means that studies in animal experiments do not show any risk to the fetus, but there have been no controlled studies in pregnant women, so it is safer to consume. While mefenamic acid belongs to category C, which means that studies in animal experiments have shown side effects to the fetus, but there have been no controlled studies in pregnant women. Drugs in pregnant women are only given when the benefits outweigh the risks. and in pregnant women who have entered the third trimester, mefenamic acid is classified in category D, that is, there is positive evidence for human fetuses. So the use of mefenamic acid by pregnant women should be given with caution.

What you can do besides taking medicine and seeing a doctor is to improve the cleanliness of the oral cavity area, and consume foods that contain lots of vitamin C.

So I hope this information is useful

dr. Deasy Larasandi

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