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A 25-year-old male asked:

i woke up one morning with a sinus infection. the very same day my mouth broke out with sores along my cheek and gum line. are these related?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 46 years experience
Not directly: These sores are probably a result of your infection and weakened immune system. It is viral in nature. It will run its course for 7-10 more days. Treat the sores with an oral analgesics and topically with numbing gel or mouthrinse. If not resolved in two weeks call your dentist.
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 51 years experience
Not necessarly: Could be your immune system is weakened and you have a secondary infection.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Virus: Some viruses may cause both symptoms. Throw away the tobacco if you care at all about yourself. If symptoms persist longer than 1-2 weeks see your dr. No vitamin, herb, or antibiotic is indicated.

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