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Dr. David Martin Dr. Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
24 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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What virus causes sores in the mouth and throat and burning in the chest?

What virus causes sores in the mouth and throat and burning in the chest?

Oral ulcers: I don't know of any viruses that cause all of these symptoms, but herpetic ulcers can be seen in the mouth and throat. It is possible that ulcers can also be seen the esophagus. Esophageal ulcers could cause some chest discomfort. See your doctor. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can not tonsillectomy should be eradicated despite that cause pain in both the mouth and throat even further from the tonsils?

Can not tonsillectomy should be eradicated despite that cause pain in both the mouth and throat even further from the tonsils?

Tonsillectomies: still need to be done sometimes for people with recurrent infections or when it obstructs airway. They have not been routinely for many decades. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Ruden Dr. Ruden
Dentistry
34 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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What causes cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth and throat of children?

What causes cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth and throat of children?

Herpes virus: Herpetic stomatitis is a contagious viral illness caused by herpes virus hominis (also herpes simplex virus, hsv). It is seen mainly in young children. This condition is probably a child's first exposure to the herpes virus. The sores occur in the mouth and throat. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein Dr. Rubenstein
Dentistry
47 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
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What germs can cause cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth and throat?

What germs can cause cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth and throat?

A virus: One cause is the herpes cold virus, and is called acute herpetic gingivostomatitis. Another is caused by the enterovirus, and is called hand, foot and mouth disease. Check with your physician or dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. David Chrisman Dr. Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
29 years in practice
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
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Parts of mouth near throat?

Parts of mouth near throat?

More info plz: Unable to answer question without more information. Need more details to your question! ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Mcgowan Dr. Mcgowan
Family Medicine
years in practice
Rush Medical College
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Something in throat area that makes mouth stink ?

Something in throat area that makes mouth stink ?

Infection?: possible infection in throat like strep can cause it. Retained food can as well. Heartburn is another possibility. ...Read more

Dr. Franklyn Gergits Dr. Gergits
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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My mouth and throat feel like i burnt them, what could be the problem?

My mouth and throat feel like i burnt them, what could be the problem?

Burnt mouth : Hello, many patients who have these symptoms may have dry mouth. The mouth and throat need a constant water layer to allow the breathing and swallowing functions to occur normally. Also a reflux condition may also cause a burning mouth symptoms. First make sure you are drinking enough water daily. If the problem persists, see your doctor and ask about reflux disease. ...Read more

Dr. Majid Jamali Dr. Jamali
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
22 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What can I do about small sores in mouth and throat ?

Sores: It has to be diagnosed clinically. If it is viral, palliative treatment for about ten days. If systemic, corticosteroid might be used. ...Read more

Dr. Stanley Lightfoot Dr. Lightfoot
Pathology
54 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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There's small sores in mouth and throat caused by what?

There's small sores in mouth and throat caused by what?

See below: The most common cause is herpes if you have or have haad fever blisters then that is what it is if that is not the cause the you should see a physician and see what they say. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Why does breathing through the mouth dry out the throat?

Why does breathing through the mouth dry out the throat?

Lack of hydration: When you breath in through your nose, the sinus passages and turbulence adds moisture to the inhaled air. Breathing through the mouth is a more direct pathway with little additional moisture in the passageway so dryness is more common. ...Read more

Dr. David Kam Dr. Kam
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
32 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What could be the white grainy stuff in my mouth/throat?

What could be the white grainy stuff in my mouth/throat?

Tonsilliths: White concretions in tonsils are common. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Edwin Ishoo Dr. Ishoo
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
24 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Inside of mouth and throat hurt when i wake up, what to do?

Inside of mouth and throat hurt when i wake up, what to do?

Throat pain: It is likely due to dry air or environmental irritation / allergy causing nasal congestion which forces you to breath through your mouth when sleeping. The dry air causes inflammation and irritation of the mouth and throat (as well as lung) mucosa. Try antihistamines and occasionally a decongestant before going to bed along with a humidifier by bedside. If persists, see an ENT for eval. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Rothstein Dr. Rothstein
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
35 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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What are some causes of feeling like hair in mouth and throat?

What are some causes of feeling like hair in mouth and throat?

Throat: Dryness, allergies, acid reflux or medication are some of the causes. Drink more water but of thats not helpful, see an ENT to check it out ...Read more

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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I have a weird cold feeling in my mouth and throat. What can it be?

Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Rothstein Dr. Rothstein
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
35 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Dr. Bruce Terry Dr. Terry
Dentistry - Endodontics
years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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It hurts to open my mouth. The pain is in the throat and chin area.?

It  hurts to open my mouth. The pain is in the throat and chin area.?

See your dentist: Your pain could be from swollen glands or pain in the muscles that open your mouth. A dentist can look inside your mouth and perform tests to see what your problem might be. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Affleck Dr. Affleck
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
26 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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My mouth and throat feel like sandpaper. I don't smoke. What's causing this?

My mouth and throat feel like sandpaper. I don't smoke. What's causing this?

Could be: Post nasal drainage from allergies. Symptoms would typically be worse during a certain season unless you have allergies to something indoors, like dust, mold, etc. Could be acid reflux. Usually associated with frequent throat clearing and the sensation that there is something stuck in your throat. You may or may not have heartburn though. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Everytime I eat shrimp my throat and mouth itch does that mean iam allergic?

Everytime I eat shrimp my throat and mouth itch does that mean iam allergic?

Yes: This is called oral allergy syndrome but one can never predict whether the next reaction would be a life-threatening one. You need to stay off of all shrimps as well as lobsters and crabs due to a high degree of cross-sensitivities to shrimps. ...Read more

Dr. David Kam Dr. Kam
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
32 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Dr. Brian Affleck Dr. Affleck
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
26 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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My daughter has been having sores in her mouth and now they have spread to her throat that look like holes. What is this?

Sore throat: Based on your description, my suspicion is that you are seeing the surface of the tonsils. On each side of the palate, just to the sides of the uvula (dangling boxing bag), you have tonsils. Tonsils have a unique characteristic, they have deep pits or crypts in them. These might be what you are seeing and can certainly look like "holes." some are bigger than others. They are normal. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Anatomy (Definition)

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