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Can mouth canker sore cause severe ear pain? I went to ent and have no fluid in ear or anything visible! Oral cancer?

Can mouth canker sore cause severe ear pain? I went to ent and have no fluid in ear or anything visible! Oral cancer?

Referred pain: Lesions in the deeper part of the mouth may cause the feeling of pain in the ear. You may wish to see your dentist for evaluation of oral health. If it is not due to oral health issues, the next step would be consult an internist to ascertain the cause of canker sores and treat the cause.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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A red sore throat with more than usual veins showing, a white canker sore on the soft pallet, 1 white internal spot on tonsil, a growth with tiny pin size white spots (polyp maybe) hanging from uvula?

A red sore throat with more than usual veins showing, a white canker sore on the soft pallet, 1 white internal spot on tonsil, a growth with tiny pin size white spots (polyp maybe) hanging from uvula?

See your doctor: Are you expecting us to diagnose you over the internet and come up with some great medication for you to take to eliminate your symptoms quickly and easily? Either ride everything out or see your primary care physician for an evaluation. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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Mild sore throat w ear ache for a few days. Now, I have white spots on tonsils and orange spots on back of throat. No fever. Some sinus drainage?

Mild sore throat w ear ache for a few days. Now, I have white spots on tonsils and orange spots on back of throat. No fever. Some sinus drainage?

Sounds like a sinus: Problem. May not require antibiotics as usually don't give early unless meet specific criteria but there are comfort measures doc can provide for you. Feel better! ...Read more

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Can a canker sore near the back of the mouth or on the roof cause your ear on that side to hurt?

Can a canker sore near the back of the mouth or on the roof cause your ear on that side to hurt?

It might: Be a result (the palatial ulcer) of an infection in or around the ear area, are you on meds.? , it can be a side effect of meds., or due to bacterial imbalance from antibiotics for example,
hope that help,
see a doctor or preferably an ENT doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What looks like a Canker sore on soft palate. Red spots in back of throat/roof of mouth. Mouth is also yellow in color instead of pink. What is this?

That's not an easy?: Sorry about that, but I'm certain a doctor will need to examine you to answer that question. What other physical symptoms do you have? How long has this been an issue? Any fever? Maybe mono? Maybe oral herpes? The yellow could be superficial growth of bacteria or damaged skin or it might be jaundice. So, in a nutshell this is a situation where exam is unavoidable if you want answers. Feel better! ...Read more

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For past 2 days I had a tender spot on the roof of my mouth. It hurts if food or my tongue touches it. Not canker sore maybe food burn. What can I do?

For past 2 days I had a tender spot on the roof of my mouth. It hurts if food or my tongue touches it. Not canker sore maybe food burn. What can I do?

Roof of mouth: This can't be answered without a visual examination. Have the area examined by your dentist, especially if it does not heal within 5-7 days.
In the meantime, avoid anything that irritates it such as hot and/or acidic foods. ...Read more

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Tested positive for strep a white spots on tonsils. (negative for glandular fever.) penicillin vk for 21 days and spots came back. Now have ear ache?

Tested positive for strep a white spots on tonsils. (negative for glandular fever.) penicillin vk for 21 days and spots came back. Now have ear ache?

Strept Secrets: Bacterial group a strept infection is often associated with fever, enlarged lymph nodes and the tonsillar "white spots" known as exudates. These are a white cell (pus) response from the lymph tissue (tonsils) just below the surface and can recur if inadequate treatment or chronic infection. Tonsillar stones (saliva/mucous/food particles) are what people often see in the folds of the tonsils. ...Read more

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Hi... I don't know if I bit my tongue or not or maybe it's a canker sore but it hurts on the left side... my left ear hurts now when ever I move my to?

Hi... I don't know if I bit my tongue or not or maybe it's a canker sore but it hurts on the left side... my left ear hurts now when ever I move my to?

2 examinations: Suggest you see your Dentist to evaluate your tongue. See your Physician to evaluate your ear. May be same issue, or may be 2 separate issues occurring at same time. Depending on their findings they will advise observation, treatment, or specialist referrals. ...Read more

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Is it ever that a canker sore cause ear and tooth pain?

Is it ever that a canker sore cause ear and tooth pain?

Ear and tooth pain: This might be a rotten tooth or an ear ache. Not a canker. ...Read more

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White spot like canker sore under tongue. Painful to talk, swallow, eat. Has been sore for 3 days now. What is it? Treatment?

White spot like canker sore under tongue. Painful to talk, swallow, eat. Has been sore for 3 days now. What is it? Treatment?

Oral Discomfort: It appears as though you may be suffering from dehydration related to your "intestinal issues". This may stress your body enough that you develop canker sores or oral lesions that resemble them. However, "sores" under the tongue should be examined thoroughly by a dentist, oral surgeon or oral pathologist to eliminate the possibility of a potentially more serious condition. ...Read more

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Small red purple spot in an enlarged papilla left cheek & a canker sore inside red cheek. I have allergies but overall feel fine. No trauma, feel ok?

Small red purple spot in an enlarged papilla left cheek & a canker sore inside red cheek. I have allergies but overall feel fine. No trauma, feel ok?

Oral surgeon: See an oral surgeon for evaluation/advice. Sometimes a significant problem has just started and can be treated effectively. ...Read more

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I've had a canker sore on my tonsil for two months. Help?

I've had a canker sore on my tonsil for two months. Help?

See doctor: Canker sore do. To typically last for 2 months, so it is probably something else. You should get this checked. Call your doctor or an ent. Get checked. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore on my tonsil for 7 days now. Is it possible to have a huge canker sore on your tonsil?

I have a canker sore on my tonsil for 7 days now. Is it possible to have a huge canker sore on your tonsil?

Yes: Canker sores are caused by a virus and take up to 2 weeks to heal. I'm afraid that you will have to just put up with it for a short time longer. ...Read more

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How do docs treat a canker sore on tonsils?

How do docs treat a canker sore on tonsils?

Not sure: Some find that applying table salt on the sores may help (painful when applied), others have tried topical antibiotic with success. Still others have been treated with a topical cortisone paste. All of which work for some people. There is no sure cure since we do not know what causes canker sores yet. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a canker sore on a tonsil?

How to get rid of a canker sore on a tonsil?

Canker sore?: How do you know it is a canker sore? It may also be bacterial, viral or something else. Do you have any other symptoms? If not, rinse with salt water and it should be gone in 5-10 days. If it persists or you have other symptoms, see your physician for a definitive diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Had a canker sore on lower lip. Surface is healed but now a pea-sized lump in same spot. Under the skin. What is it?

Had a canker sore on lower lip. Surface is healed but now a pea-sized lump in same spot. Under the skin. What is it?

Canker sores: Is the most common oral lesions. Most tongue ulcers, infections will clear up by themselves within a week or two. You should see your GP or dentist if the ulcer gets worse or lasts for longer than 2 weeks. Take care. ...Read more

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Can Valtrex cause Viral Pharyngitis? I have 5 tiny canker sore like ulcers on one tonsil. Symptoms appeared two days after starting pill.

Can Valtrex cause Viral Pharyngitis? I have 5 tiny canker sore like ulcers on one tonsil. Symptoms appeared two days after starting pill.

No, Valtrex does not: Cause viral pharyngitis. Most likely, the sores you are seeing are from the infection you are treating with the Valtrex. The Valtrex takes some time to begin working & the sores may have already been starting at a sub clinical level. If they are continuing, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm not sure what's on my left tonsil (only), it looks like an ulcer or canker sore or something. 4 days straight Hurts to swallow.?

Without: Without seeing the lesion it's impossible to say. Please see your General Physician or, if you don't have one, go to Urgent Care for an examination and proper treatment. Note: This is not an ER emergency. Follow the above instructions. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have canker sore on tonsil?

Yes: Yes, very painful. Get treatment tips here: http://healthbooklet. Hubpages. Com/hub/All-You-Need-to-Know-About-Canker-Sore-on-Tonsil-Tissues ...Read more

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I have a white spot very painful underneath my tongue on my salivary gland I have been in pain for 6 days is this a canker sore?

I have a white spot very painful underneath my tongue on my salivary gland I have been in pain for 6 days is this a canker sore?

It could be...: Maybe it's a canker sore (apthous ulcer); it could also be a lot of other things. It would be best to have your dentist take a look soon; that way your headed in the right direction: if it resolves, you know your mouth better. If not, your already started toward the treatment you need. ...Read more

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Pimple like spot on gum under tongue kinda burns like a canker sore, no teeth hurt just a small white spot no swelling just burns?

Pimple like spot on gum under tongue kinda burns like a canker sore, no teeth hurt just a small white spot no swelling just burns?

Oral lesion: You can apply oragel or ambesol for pain especially before eating, use mouth wash & avoid spicy food and drinks. It should heal spontaneously. If you get more lesions or have other symptoms see you doctor. Feel better. ...Read more

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White pimple thing in the fold of my left tonsil, feels scratchy and a bit uncomfortable to swallow, could this be a canker sore, saw doc not strep?

White pimple thing in the fold of my left tonsil, feels scratchy and a bit uncomfortable to swallow, could this be a canker sore, saw doc not strep?

Most likely: Your tonsils are doing their job and filtering bacteria. I would recommend doing some salt water rinses with very warm water and if no improvement in three days I would return to my md. ...Read more

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Pain on left side of throat. ENT said he did not see much when he looked. I think I have canker sore under the tonsil. Is this normal to get one there?

Pain on left side of throat. ENT said he did not see much when he looked. I think I have canker sore under the tonsil. Is this normal to get one there?

Left sided throat: You may also have allergies and sleep on your left side. The left side will be irritated if you are draining all night long and sleeping on that side. Try gargling with warm salt water 1-3 tsp salt to one quart of water. Gargle 3 to 5 times a day. You can also try chloroseptic spray over the counter for the pain. See your doc if this does not work. Good luck. Feel better ...Read more

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Reoccuring 1 canker sore in the same spot, I got tested for herpes 2 months ago and they came back negative, what is it?

Canker sore: 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 a canker sore right on my tonsil VERY painful. Besides salt anything else will heal it fast??

Canker sore: If it is a canker sore, it will heal on its own in 7-10 days.
If it does not heal after 10 days, have it examined by your dentist, oral surgeon, or an ENT specialist.
Or, have it examined now to make sure what kind of lesion it is. ...Read more

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I have a white patch that looks like a canker sore but does not hurt behind my left tonsil.

How long?: If this has been present for weeks or months, it is likely from scarring from a previous infection. If this is new, give it a couple of weeks to see if it does go away. If you are still concerned, ask your doctor or dentist to take a look at it. ...Read more

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My left tonsil had a canker sore on it but now my right tonsil has a canker sore on it, the sores hasn't got a border around it, what could cause it?

My left tonsil had a canker sore on it but now my right tonsil has a canker sore on it, the sores hasn't got a border around it, what could cause it?

Be sure of diagnosis: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, STD to mention a few. ...Read more

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