A 19-year-old member asked:
i have a sore throat and ulcers in my mouth . its very painful what can i do?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Thomas Byrnes answered
28 years experience Family Medicine
Herpangina?: A specific virus causes herpangina, a very painful sore throat with blisters on the soft palate. Viscous Lidocaine can be prescribed. If it is a strep throat, antibiotics are indicated.
Answered on Jun 26, 2014
Dr. Ronda Alexander answered
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Viral infection: There are viruses that can cause this group of symptoms. Have a professional look at your mouth and throat. They may take a sample to see if they can have the virus grown in the lab, as well. Until then, you can swish pepto-bismol around in the mouth and throat to get some comfort. Don't delay on getting checked out.
Answered on Jul 26, 2013
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