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Two weeks ago I started to get small blisters in my mouth, at first it didn't really hurt, but its getting worse. Could this be a food allergy?

Two weeks ago I started to get small blisters in my mouth, at first it didn't really hurt, but its getting worse. Could this be a food allergy?

Unlikely: Have you recently changed toothpaste, mouthwash, or a food that you eat daily? It's more likely that what you describe as blisters are caused by a virus. Please have your Dentist examine you and then discuss a course of treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I started drinking whey protien drinks and i started getting blisters around my mouth. Does this mean I have an allergy to whey?

I started drinking whey protien drinks and i started getting blisters around my mouth.   Does this mean I have an allergy to whey?

Allergy: You may have an allergy or food sensitivity or it could be unrelated. I would suggest a different source of protein, pea, rice, or a different brand of whey. ...Read more

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I just developed several small blister like lesions on the roof of my mouth after eating something. Could it be a food allergy or something serious?

I just developed several small blister like lesions on the roof of my mouth after eating something. Could it be a food allergy or something serious?

Mouth lesions: This could be a food allergy - also check to see if you were eating hot food - if the food is too hot it will also blister the roof of the mouth. Keep a diary of what food you eat and when this happens. If continues - follow with your physician. ...Read more

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Allergies (?) after a dental visit w/ extreme fat lip & blisters on gums, roof of mouth(front tooth cap cemented) - topical novicane only & cement us

Allergies (?) after a dental visit w/ extreme fat lip &  blisters on gums, roof of mouth(front tooth cap cemented) - topical novicane only & cement us

Allergies likely: Latex is the most common contact allergen in the dental office. Did you have a dental dam placed? These are often latex, also the providers gloves could be latex. ...Read more

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PAINFUL blisters in mouth & vagina due to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) allergy. Ok to put benzocaine cream on outer vag, offers a little relief. What else can I use? Help!

PAINFUL blisters in mouth & vagina due to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) allergy. Ok to put benzocaine cream on outer vag, offers a little relief. What else can I use? Help!

Symptomatic relief: is best after discussion with your PCP or doctor. Make sure this is documented in your chart as ALLERGY TO BACTRIM/SULFAS. The symptomatic relief is perhaps the best, like ice chips, no hot, spicy, foods. Keep it bland, hydrating, easy to digest as your entire throat may also be affected down to your gut. Tepid, soothing, nonstinging baths like Aveeno (oatmeal) may be helpful. No chemical shampoos or soaps. ...Read more

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There's a blister on my tonsil, is it herpes?

There's a blister on my tonsil, is it herpes?

Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no active lesion, a blood test can be performed to determine if there are antibodies against any recent or past herpes infection. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a swollen tonsil from draining due to my allergies, would having my tonsils removed help?

I am experiencing a swollen tonsil from draining due to my allergies, would having my tonsils removed help?

No: Swollen tonsils aren't due to allergies,rtather due to infection, taking them out won't help your allergy problem, but would help reduce the inflammation and recurrent tonsillitis. Check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area for better evaluation of your case and treatment plan, good luck ...Read more

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My tonsiles are full of blisters and they hurt really bad I hardly been eating and it hurts when I swallow.What should I do ?????

My tonsiles are full of blisters and they hurt really bad I hardly been eating and it hurts when I swallow.What should I do ?????

Tonsillitis : See your doctor soon and get A thorough examination of the mouth and throat. You may need a throat culture. You likely need antibiotics and pain medication but this decision will be made by your doctor. Don't suffer, go get help. ...Read more

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Tonsils seem to accumulate allergy drainage. Can pop out pea sized 'things' almost once a week. Should i consult a dr to get my tonsils removed?

Tonsils seem to accumulate allergy drainage. Can pop out pea sized 'things' almost once a week. Should i consult a dr to get my tonsils removed?

Tonsil stones : This is a very common problem. Most people can manage the condition by frequent gargling with listerine or hydrogen peroxide, gently brushing over the area with a soft brush, or using a water pik to dislodge them. Sometimes the tonsils may become chronically infected, painful, or swollen. Then it may be time to consider removal. You should see an otolaryngologist and discuss. ...Read more

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Will taking out my tonsils and adenoids help my allergies?

Will taking out my tonsils and adenoids help my allergies?

Not likely: Indications for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy are usually for recurrent infections or obstruction (ents please feel free to expand). Treatment for allergies is directed at avoidance measures (as practical), medications and allergy injections. ...Read more

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What are the causes of blisters and white spots on your tonsils?

What are the causes of blisters and white spots on your tonsils?

Several causes: Blisters on the tonsils usually means a viral illness. White spots can mean viral, bacterial or fungal (yeast). If you are having a problem get seen by your pcp or an ent. ...Read more

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I have what I think is a blood blister on my right tonsil... What could it be?

I have what I think is a blood blister on my right tonsil... What could it be?

Blister: This may be a hemangioma which is a benign growth of tiny blood vessels. It will have to be examined by your physician or an otolaryngologist for accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Do kids with allergies ever need tonsils removed?

Do kids with allergies ever need tonsils removed?

Rarely: Some may benefit from tonsillectomy if they develop sleep apnea symptoms in early to middle childhood. Most allergic kids will not. ...Read more

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Will removing my son's tonsils improve his allergies?

Will removing my son's tonsils improve his allergies?

No: Removing the tonsils won't change your sons allergies. However, they might help some of the symptoms. If your son snores badly and he is allergic, sometimes his snoring and airway symptoms might be in part due to allergies and in part due to his tonsils. Removing the tonsils might therefore be thought to help his "allergies.". ...Read more

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I have one blister on my tonsil. It's clear and a little puffy. It doesn't hurt though and I feel perfectly normal what could this be?

I have one blister on my tonsil. It's clear and a little puffy. It doesn't hurt though and I feel perfectly normal what could this be?

Tonsil blister: Hello. It is hard to determine why your tonsil is irregular without examining you. It may represent a crevice or crater on the surface of your tonsil that could be totally normal. Another possibility could be a benign mucus cyst which also could be normal. See your ENT for confirmation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can large tonsils be attributed to seasonal allergies?

Can large tonsils be attributed to seasonal allergies?

Unlikely: It is common to see children with chronic nasal congestion have enlarged tonsils and adenoids, some of them have allergies too, but one usually does not lead to the other. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more