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A 23-year-old female asked:

i am experiencing mouth sores that is unaffected by swallowing hot liquids, chest wall pain, difficulty swallowing, chest pain or discomfort, and bad breath. i am not experiencing cold hands, butterfly rash, or persistent pain.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Dr. or ER can check: In such cases, an evaluation is needed. There are enteroviruses (stomach viruses) that cause hand-foot-mouth disease. Coxsackie virus is a common cause of HFM and can infect both children and adults. Patients get mouth sores, from a few to many sores, and have pain with eating and drinking. The virus can cause heart symptoms, which would be serious. But first, a diagnosis is needed.

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Last updated Dec 14, 2019

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