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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Sensitive cinnamon: Many people are sensitive to cinnamon and can get mouth sores or even sore throat. I have seen patients react to even cinnamon gum. Just avoid it and ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Viral: Possibly viral infection given the season. Allergy is another consideration. If you have other symptoms, please relay those.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
42 years experience Dentistry
Yep: Syphillis is one std that causes sores. They are called chancres. They can be located anywhere in the mouth. Go see a doctor and a round of antibio ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Probably not allergy: This sounds very much like a viral infection. Herpangina, herpetic stomatitis, and hand-foot-and mouth disease all have similar symptoms. All will he ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Perhaps: You may be allergic to the cinnamon or it may just be irritating to the soft tissues of your mouth. Where are the bumps, and did they first pop up af ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes, hard "candy": If you a sucking on a bunch of the hard candy type throat lozenges, your tongue can get sore.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: See your dentist or oral surgeon to perform a thorough evaluation to determine if your "bad" wisdom teeth are the cause of your symptoms and to take t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Viral pharyngitis: Viral illnesses will frequently cause mouth ulcers, and the fever is low grade. These are usually short course of illness, less than two weeks. The m ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Go see your DR: For prescription of antiviral meds and perhaps some antibiotics if there's some pus. In the meantime take motrin, gargle with warm salt water with per ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
See your doctor: It may just be a viral process, but if fever is high could be strep. See your doctor who can check it out.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
See doctor for strep: Strep can cause a sore throat and mouth. Virus can also cause pain and sores. If you think you have strep it is very important to see a doctor and g ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: You should be seen. This could be strep throat, mono, or a virus.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: No.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: You have an infection. Go be evaluated.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
No: No.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Some analgesic throat lozenges contain benzocaine, one of the "-caine" family (novocaine/procaine/marcaine/etc) of analgesics; some people develop an ... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Go to the doctor: This is the very definition of crazy. I mean that in all of the non-judgmental way possible since men often deny they have a medical problem. But it ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Chronic pharyngitis: can be due to several infectious agents, swollen lymph glands are expected, you need to see your doctor for evaluation , whether you need an antibio ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: It doesn't make sense to use something intended for your throat in your nose.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Sore throat: I strongly suggest you make an appointment to see a tooth doctor! I go regularly and things work out OK!
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Halper
23 years experience Family Medicine
Throat: Sure.... Bacterial infection in your mouth can effect other areas in your mouth
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Dry mouth: It may be neither. There are other conditions that can cause dry mouth, therefore it is important to see your doctor for evaluation and treatment.

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