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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info.: How long have you had them? Do you have any other symptoms? Have you changed toothpaste or mouthwash lately or taking a new medicine or supplement? ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Exam: It appears you may be suffering from some type of infection. Please go to a medical clinic as soon as possible for an exam and new blood studies. And ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Gingivitis and flu: You have 2 separate conditions. 1. Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. See your dentist. 2. Seasonal f ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Abscess: Call a dentist for an appointment before the swelling and pain increase. You need treatment ASAP.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
21 years experience Pediatrics
Been there long?: If this sore on your tonsil had been there over a few days to a week, it is likely a viral process and will go away on its own. If not, consult your d ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Strep throat?: Sounds like strep throat. See your physician for a definitive diagnosis.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Must be seen: Cannot be diagnosed online without a photo.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Red sore spots: Have it examined by your own dentist. It could be quite a number of things- viral, from smoking, irritation, or a host of other possibilities. We can& ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Sore throat. : Please tell your parents, and go to the doctor for evaluation. I wish you the best!
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Possibilities-: The lump could be an abrasion or contusion from hard food or accidentally bite, infection, or growth. These are just a few of the more common causes ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Could be serious: This sounds like an innocent disease called herpangina from a virus that mostly affects children. And it is possible you have it, if you are exposed ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Infection: Sounds viral but may be bacterial. If you use tobacco, a palatal biopsy may be in order. Salt water gargles and topical anesthetic will help. A thr ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanford Archer
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Vestibulitis: The most common cause of a painful red lump on the inside of the nose is vestibulitis, which is an infection of the hair follicles of the inside skin ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Irritant: This appears to be an irritant reaction. Check on the products you have been using on your face or even oral products. Are you using teeth-whitening ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Might be: Apthous ulcers local good mouth care soft foods no spices see dentist or doctor for an eval
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Shingles?: If there is more than one bump (check in ear canal and behind ear lobe: very likely this could be shingles. Other viruses like coxsackie can cause thi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Dental visit: Too hard to guess without a visual visit to determine condition and appropriate treatment.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lemme
34 years experience Family Medicine
Probably a boil: Also known as a furuncle. Hot compresses several times a day will help bring it to a head, when it will either open and drain on its own or, more lik ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Unfortunately: These types of situations require a one on one clincial exam for a diagnosis and proper treatment. Merely listing some possibilities will be of no ser ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Shen
30 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
See a Derm!: Have it examined by a dermatologist! good luck !
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
42 years experience Orthodontics
See your dentist: You should see your dentist for this. This sounds like you could have a disease process going on in your mouth. Your dentist will be able to determine ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HPV: That is certainly possible and would recommend seeing a dentist or oral surgeon. The spot on the uvula could be herpes, coxsackie virus, or a variety ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Krendl
16 years experience Dentistry
A visit to your MD: The symptoms could be related to multiple healthcare concerns. You may want to consult your md or dds as soon as possible.
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