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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
44 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Sore Gum: red spots as well as white spots on the lining of the mouth and gums can be caused by viruses. Best to have your PCP check and make sure. Medication m ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Sore throat or not?: If sore throat, go see your Family Doc to discuss testing for Strep. If not, this may be normal for you.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Murcek
33 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Neti pot sinus rinse: The mucus you have in the back of your throat is the result of a viral infection. Get a neti pot nasal irrigator at the drug store and use the salt w ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Can happen: due to incomplete resolution of whatever infection you had, most likely a viral one, or re-infection with another microorganism, at any rate use salt ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
28 years experience in 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 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water an ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pharyngitis: The red spots make me think it is viral. The white spots on the tonsils could be small tonsil stones, but it could be strep too. With no pain, i dou ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience in Dermatology
Oral Thrush : Could be an infection with yeast (candida).
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience in Dentistry
Could be normal: Without actually seeing your tongue, we cannot determine what you see and if it is abnormal. It is best to see your dentist who can see if it is a pr ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience in Dermatology
May be infectious: This may be a viral exanthem or strep throat associated with a skin rash. There are infections that may affect the mouth and throat and skin. You shou ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
No: They are most likely your taste buds (circumvallate papillae in this case).
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Might be: Apthous ulcers local good mouth care soft foods no spices see dentist or doctor for an eval
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
HIV: The symptoms of acute HIV infection may include these, but they are so non-specific that to attribute them to HIV without definitive testing would not ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Needs to be seen: These types of situations require a personal visual examination and evaluation. Merely giving you a list of possibilities serves no real purpose. If y ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: The direct visualization of this will likely provide the diagnosis. Most common is bacterial or viral infection.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Kizy
21 years experience in Dentistry
See a dentist: You should see a dentist and have the tiny bumps looked at.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
8 years experience in Dentistry
Don't wait: The dark spots are most likely blood vessels called varicosities. If spots weren't there before, but now they have been there for a week or so, and no ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Sore throat or not?: If sore throat, go see your Family Doc to discuss testing for Strep. If not, this may be normal for you. If you engage in unprotected oral sex, then y ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unsure: You might be seeing the circumvallate papillae.These are part of the taste buds of the tongue. If in doubt, see an ENT or oral surgeon to assess.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
28 years experience in Dentistry
Whit spots: Fungal infection can show up as white spots in the mouth. Make sure to show those spots to your doctor to be sure.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not normal: The symptoms you described sound like thrush, a yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining the mouth and tongue, also called oral candidiasis. Oral ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Gilchrist
15 years experience in Dermatology
Taste buds!: Paul, those are probably your taste buds, known anatomically as your "papillary" taste buds. Sometimes they get inflamed and sore (from spicy/salty fo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Warren
8 years experience in Family Medicine
Inflammation: the taste buds at the back of the tongue can increase in size due to inflammation, irritations, or chemical reaction. Brushing your teeth and tongue ... Read More
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