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mouth ulcer with swollen tonsils

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Donley
54 years experience Dentistry
See physician: Gargling with warm salt water may help. It is probably time to see a physician who may prescribe an anibiotic or recommend the tonsils be removed.
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Mouth ulcers: The ulcers in your throat areusually caused by a virus and antibiotics will not work. Eat cold things like ice ceam or popsicles or have warm soups an ... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: New throat soreness or spots can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are not used), or from some ot ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
Dr. Peter Eng
Dr. Peter Eng answered
33 years experience Dentistry
Bite trauma: If the ulcer is caused by your own teeth biting the area, the trauma can cause swollen lip. Go see your dentist for evaluation.
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
26 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not necessarily: You need to see a dentist or physician to get a diagnosis. Don't delay, please.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Yous should consult: with your doctor regarding possible EBV infection or, if it becomes a recurrent problem, even tonsillectomy. It should improve on treatment that your ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Get checked: Could be a chancre sore, apthous ulcer, tonsillitis, virus or strep. See your doctor as soon as you can!
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
37 years experience Dentistry
Maybe: It depends upon the cause of the ulcer. You'll need to have it evaluated by a dentist, family physician or ENT specialist to determine the cause in o ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Probably not: But with all that trauma you should be examined. Please call your dentist.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randall Stastny
34 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See your doctor.: There are many different conditions that can cause mouth ulcers that can be very painful. If you take your temperature by mouth it will be falsely el ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
23 years experience Dentistry
Nerve endings: The mouth has a highly dense area of sensory nerve receptors for pain in the tissue and when you have an ulcer they are exposed and can be stimulated ... Read More

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