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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Both: Both viral and bacterial infections can produce the symptoms you described.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 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!
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Dr. Carlos Labrador
19 years experience Family Medicine
The : The classic strep throat is very red (the description in some textbooks is "beefy red" or the colour of raw beef). Often you will see white or green " ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Lymphoid tissue: The tonsils are a big collection of lymphoid tissue that serves to screen the material you ingest and warn the body when germs come in. There is also ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: Red patches around the mouth may be due viral infection like herpes, vitamin deficiency, fungal skin infection etc. Try taking an over the counter mul ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Red patches in: A young man is best diagnosed by a dentist, and more likley an infection than a cancer. Usually chronic inflammation can be a risk for oral cancers, a ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Greenly
36 years experience Family Medicine
Oral thrush: You need to see a general doctor or dentist, but my best guess from your description is oral thrush, or a fungal infection in your mouth. This can be ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Incomplete question.: Your question cut off, so we don't know what started this. Itchiness in your mouth can be due to an allergy to a food, medicine, or dental care produ ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Depends on cause: What you describe could be from many things. Without knowing what you have, we can't tell you how to treat it, nor whether it is serious or not. This ... Read More
A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Could be...: While irritation from wind could be one cause or an additional irritant, in that age group peri-oral dermatitis (rash around the mouth) is most often ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Ulcer: id those appeared recently, they could be ulcers that need good oral hygiene. If they don't go away, you need to see you doctor
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