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Are Sores On Tongue Symptoms Of Strep Throat
I've got what looks to be sores all over my lips. and I on my tongue. could this be from my strep throat?
Possibly: The tongue surface is layered with cells that peal off and are swallowed leaving its regular color.When kids are not feeding well, whatever the reason, these cells can heap up and give a grayish white appearance. A fungus called thrush can have a similar appearance but is quite uncommon in non-infants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Like a strawberry: Yes, strep infection can produce a red tongue with slightly elevated lighter colored bumps looking like a strawberry. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with strep throat 3 days ago. My tongue suddenly started hurting really bad. What is going on?
Strep endotoxins: Likely you have "strawberry tongue", a condition associated with strep infections. Certain strep bacteria secrete substances called endotoxins that can cause the type of pain in tongue you describe. As your strep is treated and the bacteria killed, more of the endotoxins can be released. Continue your antibiotics as prescribed, use Ibuprofen for pain, and call doc if not improving or tongue swells. ...Read more
My son just recently had strep throat and now he has these large bumps on his tongue.Can u tell me what us that?
Possibly normal: If they are on the back of his tongue and they do not hurt, then this is normal. We all have several very large taste buds (called vallate papilla) on the back of our tongues, but rarely realize they are there. Now that you are "looking" because of the strep throat you are noticing these taste buds. If they do hurt then have him reevaluated by his doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Burning tongue: The causes of burning tongue syndrome are not always known, and there may be more than one cause. Although not known as a common cause for burning tongue, strep throat should not be ruled out. Once the strep throat is treated, if the burning tongue symptoms remain, see your dentist or an ENT specialist. ...Read more
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