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I have swollen and chapped lips, a sore throat, difficulty swallowing and what seems like inflamed taste buds. What is this?

I have swollen and chapped lips, a sore throat, difficulty swallowing and what seems like inflamed taste buds. What is this?

? tonsillitis: When you tonsils are inflamed, your throat is sore and enlarged making it difficult to breath and you do more breathing through your mouth making your lips dry. That being said, be sure to visit your primary doc to see if you need an antibiotic. Feel Better! ...Read more

Chapped Lips (Definition)

Chapped lips is a common medical finding in patients whose lips have lost their natural moisture. The most common causes include dehydration, dry environment, ...Read more


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My daughter has fever, chapped lips, sore throat, swollen gums and her breath stings. What could it be?

My daughter has fever, chapped lips, sore throat, swollen gums and her breath stings. What could it be?

A Check-Up: By a md as soon as possible is important. Her tonsils might be swollen and maybe blocking her airway causing her to mouth breathe. It will dehydrate the lips, cause it to crack, and can make gums red and throat sore. An upper respiratory infection can do this. ...Read more

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I have had rashes at side of lips for two months now;initially had a bad sore throat around same time but now gone, what could be wrong?

I have had rashes at side of lips for two months now;initially had a bad sore throat around same time but now gone, what could be wrong?

You mean corners?: Do you mean you have a rash at the corner of your lips? If so, then this is a common rash from licking the corners of your mouth (lips) excessively, as may happen with a sore throat. See your doctor for proper assessment and treatment. ...Read more

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I have sore throat and also burning lip what is it?

I have sore throat and also burning lip what is it?

Viral: Possibly a viral infection. See your doc if you have fevers, difficulty swallowing or breathing and if symptoms persist for more than a week ...Read more

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I have top lip swelling and a sore throat. What should I do?

Immediate help: If your sore throat started with the lip swelling, seek medical attention immediately, you may be having an allergic reaction to something. ...Read more

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My wife was little white bumps inside her lip and a sore throat. Should we be concerned?

My wife was little white bumps inside her lip and a sore throat.  Should we be concerned?

Probably not: One of the most common causes of white bumps just inside the lip is a viral eruption known as herpes simplex i, (not to be confused with type ii). This virus is located in the nerves and causes symptoms following stress or trauma or even during a menstrual cycle. The sore throat also is most likely viral. If the bumps are there all the time see and ENT or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Advair for over 2 weeks: In the last ~three days, I have developed a sore throat and sores on the inside of my lips. Can a delayed allergic rxn occur?

Advair for over 2 weeks: In the last ~three days, I have developed a sore throat and sores on the inside of my lips. Can a delayed allergic rxn occur?

Yeast infection: Having a yeast infection in the mouth and throat from inhaled steroid is not that uncommon especially for those who fail to gargle after each use. A topical Rx antifungal agent can usually eradicate this problem but it will come back if you don't gargle after. For a few people, even gargling would not prevent the yeast infection. Sometimes using an Aerochamber with Advair HFA (salmeterol and fluticasone) may help. ...Read more

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After being kissed by this guy not only did I feel a tingling sensation on my lips but I woke up with a sore throat, small bump and a cut on my lips.

After being kissed by this guy not only did I feel a tingling sensation on my lips but I woke up with a sore throat, small bump and a cut on my lips.

?Herpes?: Without seeing this it is difficult to diagnose, but what you describe may be Herpes simplex infection. Get a doctor to take a look at your lips and this can be perceived quickly. Good luck. Did he kiss well? ...Read more

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Sweating, tired,break out of sores on lips, sore throat, feel funny for 7 days now?

Sweating, tired,break out of sores on lips, sore throat, feel funny for 7 days now?

Viral: You are describing an Upper Respiratory Tract infection possibly with a superimposed her Fever or heretic blister possibly as a consequence of stress and suggest supportive hydration, rest but if thermometer indicates fever and symptoms are not improving a week suggest ID evaluation ...Read more

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I have 2 spots or cold sores on the side of my lip and a very sore throat and toothache. What should I do?

I have 2 spots or cold sores on the side of my lip and a very sore throat and toothache. What should I do?

See a doctor: Your tooth pain may not be a direct dental problem, but referred pain from another focus. If it appears dental your doctor can refer you back to a dentist. ...Read more

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Went 2 dr for severe sore throat -8 days-not strep. Given lidocaine to gargle. Lips and tongue numb, didn't help throat at all. What am I doing wrong?

Went 2 dr for severe sore throat -8 days-not strep. Given lidocaine to gargle. Lips and tongue numb, didn't help throat at all. What am I doing wrong?

Not far enough bacik: It is hard to gargle well enough to get it all the way back. It may also be that the pain is coming from deeper than the superficial layers, Lidocaine reaches. ...Read more

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Dry mouth/lips keep bringing up light green phlegm? Started with sore throat

Dry mouth/lips keep bringing up light green phlegm? Started with sore throat

May be viral: A viral illness or strep infection can do this, allergies can do this, mononucleosis can do this, so you have a variety of possible issues. You need to see your physician to make sure this is not a strep infection, and also give you a clear diagnosis ...Read more

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I took two types of medications with acetaminophen without knowing to stop a fever and sore throat and now I have small little lumps under my lip?

Canker sores: Is the most common oral lesions. In some instances, they can be a sign of other conditions affecting the body (e.g. fever). Most ulcers, infections will clear up by themselves within a week or two. You should see your GP if the ulcer gets worse or lasts for longer than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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If I have swollen lips, a sore throat and the beginning of swelling in my eye from allergic reaction when should I seek medical assistance?

If I have swollen lips, a sore throat and the beginning of swelling in my eye from allergic reaction when should I seek medical assistance?

Now: Your symptoms now are significant enough to seek medical attention. The next problem could be throat swelling and then trouble breathing. I would suggest Benadryl twenty-five to fifty milligrams and have someone take you to an urgent care or ER and I would go now good lucks ...Read more

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I am experiencing sore throat, toothache, bad breath, tongue problems (quality: white patches, white hairy) and lip swelling with bumps on my top lip.

I am experiencing sore throat, toothache, bad breath, tongue problems (quality: white patches, white hairy) and lip swelling with bumps on my top lip.

Sounds like: Fungal infection. You should see a doctor for definitive diagnosis and proper treatment. Also, diabetes can predispose you to oral infections, so you should ask your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Immediately after eating Lasagna the other night, I noticed a stinging around my lips. In no less than a couple of minutes, bumps began to form. I woke up with a terrible sore throat. Before that, I hadn't known if any food allergies. My throat still feel

Immediately after eating Lasagna the other night, I noticed a stinging around my lips. In no less than a couple of minutes, bumps began to form. I woke up with a terrible sore throat. Before that, I hadn't known if any food allergies. My throat still feel

Now you do: This is a sign of food allergy, now it could be the lasagna or any other ingredient in the lasagna,.
What kind of sauce you have, were there any nuts in the food or not, did you eat anything else that time like salad, or appetizer, what kind of meat they used.
You have to eliminate the possibility of every ingredient you ate that day as possible cause for the allergy.
See your doctor. Please. ...Read more

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I have a very swollen lip that has only been swelling at night until now. If I go to the doctor, will they take my blood? It started on sunday night, but the swelling has only gotten worse and moved upward. I had a sore throat this weekend that has gone a

I have a very swollen lip that has only been swelling at night until now. If I go to the doctor, will they take my blood? It started on sunday night, but the swelling has only gotten worse and moved upward. I had a sore throat this weekend that has gone a

Hello. : Hello. I don't know if the doctor would order blood work or not. However, if you are particularly afraid of needles (which many people are), it is important to let you doctor know. One thing you can do to decrease your anxiety is begin deep breathing before you get blood drawn. Breath in slowly and deeply through your nose. Fill your lungs and hold for a count of five and then slowly exhale. Repeat at least 12 times. Take care. ...Read more

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Since being on fentanyl patches for back pain I keep getting sores on lips and tongue, urine retention, sore throat, and I'm very weak. Please help.

Since being on fentanyl patches for back pain I keep getting sores on lips and tongue, urine retention, sore throat, and I'm very weak. Please help.

Fentanyl patches: Sores on the lips and tongue are probably not related. The urine and weak certainly could be related. This is probably an issue related to the dose. What does did you start on? ...Read more

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My daughter has woken with swollen lips and a puffy face. She has had a sore throat and swollen glands with a temperature of 38.5 even after parac?

My daughter has woken with swollen lips and a puffy face. She has had a sore throat and swollen glands with a temperature of 38.5 even after parac?

Need to see a doctor: It looks like your daughter is getting an acute pharyngitis. She is needed to be seen by a physician to be evaluated if she has bacteria infection. In the mean time, try to control her fever with alternating paracetamol and Ibuprofen so it won't be so high that she may have seizure due to high temperature. She needs to drink plenty of fluid too so she is not dehydrated. ...Read more

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Massive outbreak of cold sores on top lip and nostril. Sore tongue, sore gums and sore throat?

Massive outbreak of cold sores on top lip and nostril. Sore tongue, sore gums and sore throat?

First episode?: This sounds like primary herpes simplex gingivostomatitis. Untreated it may last 3 weeks but Acyclovir (zovirax) or valayclovir (valtrex) should lessen it substantially. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Ea symptom separate has not gotten answer trye all issues. Swollen tongue itchy burny lips andtongue sore throat jaw bone hurt hard to swall bumpsmouth?

Ea symptom separate has not gotten answer trye all issues. Swollen tongue itchy burny lips andtongue sore throat jaw bone hurt hard to swall bumpsmouth?

Viral infection?: All of your symptoms combined are suspicious for a viral infection. Have you been around any sick persons or started any new medicines as of late? If a viral infection is the cause of your discomfort, you should slowly get better. If these symptoms are getting worse or are not going away it is best to see a physician. ...Read more

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Sore throat, stuffy/runny nose, headache, chapped/bloody lips, coughing up blood. What's wrong?

Sore throat, stuffy/runny nose, headache, chapped/bloody lips, coughing up blood. What's wrong?

You need exam by Dr.: Coughing up blood should never be ignored and should warrant an office visit or at least a phone call to your physician. A normal cold will not usually result in coughing up blood unless the coughing was very prolonged and severe. Even then it's best to speak with your physician as
it is one of the warning signs of lung cancer.

Chelilitis is the term for inflammation of the lips. See: http://bit.ly/1pgW3B4 ...Read more

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Sore throat for a few days, doctor says it'll pass, but today my upper lip has swollen (only slightly), hasn't resided. Ulcer on tongue, blood on gum.

Sore throat for a few days, doctor says it'll pass, but today my upper lip has swollen (only slightly), hasn't resided. Ulcer on tongue, blood on gum.

Allergy: Most likeky you are having allergy reaction to something you are just been exposet to the swelling in the lip indicate allergic respond
find what you are allergic to take benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth and allpy ice to the swollen lip you can gargle with warm water and salt often for the sore throat
if you start having a chill or fever go and see your doctor again ...Read more

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Symptoms: sore throat, whiteish tongue, 2 soreish pimples on lip, and red nob of penis. Had sex 2 weeks ago unprotected is this a worry?

Symptoms: sore throat, whiteish tongue, 2 soreish pimples on lip, and red nob of penis. Had sex 2 weeks ago unprotected is this a worry?

Get exam: Your symptoms may have nothing to do with the sexual contact. However, they are concerning, and you may benefit from an exam, and perhaps testing. If treatment is needed, then the sooner the better. Also consider this as a 'wake-up call' for adopting the habit of 100% condom use. Recommend you see your doc right away. ...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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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more