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Can you get mouth sores along with strep throat?

Can you get mouth sores along with strep throat?

Yes: The strep throat has weakened your immune system and makes you vulnerable to secondary infections such as herpes simplex virus which causes cold sores. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Mouth Sores (Definition)

A canker sore is a painful, open sore in the mouth. Canker sores are white or yellow and surrounded by a bright red area. They are benign (not cancer). Canker sores can run in families. They may also be linked to problems with the body's immune (defense) system. The sores may occur after a mouth injury due to dental work, aggressive tooth cleaning, or biting the tongue or cheek. Canker sores can be triggered by emotional stress, dietary deficiencies (especially iron, folic acid, or vitamin B-12), menstrual periods, hormonal changes, food allergies, and similar situations. They occur most commonly with viral infections. In some cases, the cause can not be identified. Treatment is usually not necessary. In most cases, the canker sores ...Read more


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Is it possible to have mouth sores with strep throat?

Is it possible to have mouth sores with strep throat?

It is possible: Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more

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I have strep throat and my gums are inflamed and hurt to brush my teeth or eat is this normal? I also have cold sores.

I have strep throat and my gums are inflamed and hurt to brush my teeth or eat is this normal? I also have cold sores.

Many causes: Strep throat can certainly cause irritation of surrounding tissues. In addition, fever from strep can cause "cold sores" (=oral herpes, which 98% of us have) in your lips, gums, mouth, throat, or even esophagus. There are medications to help shorten the duration of the cold sores; see your doctor about this. Warm salt water gargles (1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water; swish, gargle, spit) help. ...Read more

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Help! Could strep throat causes sores tongue and mouth?

Help! Could strep throat causes sores tongue and mouth?

See doctor for strep: Strep can cause a sore throat and mouth. Virus can also cause pain and sores. If you think you have strep it is very important to see a doctor and get it treated asap. Strep is contagious and can cause serious infections. ...Read more

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I have strep throat and cold sores. I'm on amoxicillin. I've been alternating tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil for pain and fever. How long can I safely take these?

I have strep throat and cold sores. I'm on amoxicillin. I've been alternating tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil for pain and fever. How long can I safely take these?

As long as Paining: As long as you have pain, it usually lasts 2 to 5 days, but you can taper of one of the pain med as you get better. ...Read more

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I have sores all over my mouth that are big and keep getting worse. I have strep throat while this is going on. And idea what it might be? Also I have these bumps between my fingers.

I have sores all over my mouth that are big and keep getting worse. I have strep throat while this is going on. And idea what it might be? Also I have these bumps between my fingers.

HFM: Could be hand/foot/mouth virus (coxsackie a19) a common viral infection in the summer that usually affects younger people. Can last up to 14 days, with blisters in throat, mouth, gums, hands and feet. ...Read more

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What could cause my toddler to have a sore mouth. Strep throat swap was clear?

What could cause my toddler to have a sore mouth. Strep throat swap was clear?

Most are viruses: Toddlers are constantly chewing/sucking their fingers or touching the world around them. That gives them ample opportunity to sample every virus or bacteria that exists in their environment. Their mouth/throat is the entrance to their immune system and tonsils that react when stimulated. Strep is sensitive to antibiotics but the viruses must run their course. ...Read more

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Was diagnsd with strep throat and comp. A z pack (penicillin allergy). I have since dvlpd very painful sores on the roof of my mouth only. Normal?

Was diagnsd with strep throat and comp. A z pack (penicillin allergy). I have since dvlpd very painful sores on the roof of my mouth only. Normal?

Not usually: Although a drug reaction called Stevens Johnson Syndrome usually affects the mucous membrane, I suspect that your current problem is just a progression of the initial viral infection causing the sore throat (assuming that strep was not documented). If the problem persists, see your doctor or a dentist. In the meanwhile, ask your doctor if you should continue with ZPak. ...Read more

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I have constant mouth sores and sore throats, and red and white patches all over the back of my mouth and under my tongue. What might cause this?

I have constant mouth sores and sore throats, and red and white patches all over the back of my mouth and under my tongue. What might cause this?

Candida or!??: It could be candidiasis, pemphigus vulgaris, pemphigoid or acute herpatic gingivostomatitis. Do you have fever, headache and malaise. Please get a checkup and some urine and blood analysis if possible for candida antibodies. It is hard to diagnose your case because of the similarities of symptoms with other cases. ...Read more

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I've been suffering from throat and mouth sores for 2 years they disappear and came again. What could be the cause of it?

I've been suffering from throat and mouth sores for 2 years they disappear and came again. What could be the cause of it?

Mouth sores: This may be aphthous stomatitis, but without seeing the lesions and being able to test you if needed, it is impossible to tell long distance. In addition, answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause a sore throat, swollen tongue, mouth sores, red bumps all over my tongue and the back of my throat and extreme fatigue besides strep.

What could cause a sore throat, swollen tongue, mouth sores, red bumps all over my tongue and the back of my throat and extreme fatigue besides strep.

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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Does strep throat cause bloody saliva?

Does strep throat cause bloody saliva?

No: It should not. It is an infection caused by a bacterium called streptococcus Pyogenes or group A beta hemolytic streptococcus. It doesn't usually cause bleeding in the pharynx. ...Read more

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Can strep throat cause your tongue to hurt and yellow?

Can strep throat cause your tongue to hurt and yellow?

Strep: The tongue in strep is usually red with enlargement of the papillae that make it resemble a strawberry or raspberry. All the best. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a tongue ring can cause strep throat or throat infections?

Can you tell me if a tongue ring can cause strep throat or throat infections?

No: No, there should be no relationship between a tongue ring and those other conditions. ...Read more

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I've got what looks to be sores all over my lips. And I on my tongue. Could this be from my 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?

Not likely...: I would suggest you go to urgent care or ER today and let a doctor take a look at this and treat you accordingly. ...Read more

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Why for the past few years do I get strep throat 3+ times a year when I don't have tonsils? Possible causes?

Strep or not strep?: Germs can infect the walls of your throat, even when you don't have tonsils. Cold viruses can cause a sore throat, so 3+ episodes of these a year are common. If you have true streptococcus bacterial infections (verified by testing) often, you or a member of your household may be a carrier. That is, your immune system lets strep bacteria live like squatters in your throat, instead of killing them. ...Read more

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My mouth is constantly dry. The dryness makes me feel as if I have a strep throat at times. Any advice?

My mouth is constantly dry. The dryness makes me feel as if I have a strep throat at times. Any advice?

Get checked: Have an ENT evaluate for the presence of infection or toxins in your nasopharynx. If there is an infection the biomarker l-homocysteine will resonate with the area of dyness. The most common toxin in the throat is mold toxins, followed by VOCs. There is urine testing available to document the presence of mold toxins. ...Read more

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What does it means when you have a strep throat and you wake up with blood in your mouth is it coming from the throat? And why

What does it means when you have a strep throat and you wake up with blood in your mouth is it coming from the throat? And why

See the doctor: Strep throat can involve the mouth also and cause your gums to bleed especially if you have gum disease so that is most likely where the blood is coming from
have the doctor look at it. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor and told my symptoms he looked into my mouth and said I have strep throat without doing any other tests is this wrong?

I went to the doctor and told my symptoms he looked into my mouth and said I have strep throat without doing any other tests is this wrong?

Not necessarily: Though the more accurate information should be I believe or think you have Strep throat based upon your history and my examination ...Read more

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I have strep throat and it hurts to open my mouth. My jaw hurts every time I try to widen it. Is that normal with strep if not, what could it be? Why?

I have strep throat and it hurts to open my mouth. My jaw hurts every time I try to widen it. Is that normal with strep if not, what could it be? Why?

It is not unusual: You are likely have a referred pain to the area mentioned. If pain persists after your treatment then seek a follow up consult. Take care. ...Read more

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Monday I was given penicillin v 500 mg for strep throat. Still have a lot of pain & now I have a horrible taste in my mouth. How long to take effect?

Monday I was given penicillin v 500 mg for strep throat. Still have a lot of pain & now I have a horrible taste in my mouth. How long to take effect?

Rule of thumb: I tell my patients if they are not better, much better, in 48 hours, likely the medicine is not working. So in 2 days and you still have problem go back to your doctor. We say that as we don't want our patients to have complications of a disease left untreated properly. ...Read more

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I have strep throat and now that it is going away, the top left of the roof of my mouth is becoming really raw and irritated. What should I do?

I have strep throat and now that it is going away, the top left of the roof of my mouth is becoming really raw and irritated. What should I do?

Roof of mouth: Although this may heal on it's own, it would be a good idea to have this examined by your dentist, an oral surgeon, or an ENT specialist.
It may be unrelated to the step throat. Any sore or lesion in the mouth that doesn't heal within 10-14 days should be examined. ...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


Mouth Ulcers (Definition)

A mouth ulcer is an open sore in the mouth. Two common types are aphthous ulcers ("canker sores") and cold sores (fever blisters, oral herpes). Cold sores around the lip are caused by viruses, in which some ulcers are ...Read more