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Are swollen glands common with canker sores? Could I have an infection? I have had a huge canker sore on my cheek now I have a small ones on my tounge, lip, and back near my wisdom tooth and my glands are swollen and feels better after I brush.

Are swollen glands common with canker sores? Could I have an infection? I have had a huge canker sore on my cheek now I have a small ones on my tounge, lip, and back near my wisdom tooth and my glands are swollen and feels better after I brush.

Canker sores: Are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. Canker sores are usually accompanied by swollen lymph nodes. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration.

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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


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I'm 18 years old how common would it be for me to get any HPV infection in the mouth. I got vaccinated 3 years ago.?

I'm 18 years old how common would it be for me to get any HPV infection in the mouth. I got vaccinated 3 years ago.?

HPV: The current HPV vaccine covers the three most troublesome serotypes of the virus. However, there are literally hundreds of subtypes of this virus. So HPV infection could still occur even if you are vaccinated. Safer practice is more protective.

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Headache on left side of head in back, tender to touch. Is it common with viral infections and or toothaches?

Headache on left side of head in back, tender to touch. Is it common with viral infections and or toothaches?

Viral: It could be from grinding your teeth, and yes, could happen from a viral infection as well. As long as you don't have any visual changes and able to move all your facial muscles normally, you are okay.

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I'm on day 4 of levaquin (levofloxacin) for sinus infection & feel really weird- head fog/head pressure not from sinus infection & heart palpitations. Is this common?

I'm on day 4 of levaquin (levofloxacin) for sinus infection & feel really weird- head fog/head pressure not from sinus infection & heart palpitations. Is this common?

Foggy head: Until the sinus infection clears, you will still feel fullness in the head. Try irrigating the nose with saline 50 cc into each nostril 5 times a day. Saline is made mixing one tsp kosher salt to one quart of water. You will need at least 10 days of levaquin (levofloxacin). Good luck and feel better.

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How can I cure my lip infection?

How can I cure my lip infection?

Depends: An infection of the lips may be of viral or bacterial origin. If viral, very often it is not treated, if it is severe, acyclovir, zovirax or other anti-viral meds may be used. Sometimes steroids are used. Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotic therapy.

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Can you get a yeast infection on your lips?

Can you get a yeast infection on your lips?

Yeast infection: This would be unusual but can occur.

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Is it safe to use mupirocin on the lips for an infection?

Is it safe to use mupirocin on the lips for an infection?

Need to be seen: The medicine is safe however infections on the lips could be viral infections and you should see a Doctor to be sure and get the right medication

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How high is the risk of infection with lip augmentation? How often does lip augmentation result in infection, and how can I avoid that outcome? .

How high is the risk of infection with lip augmentation? How often does lip augmentation result in infection, and how can I avoid that outcome? .

Risk is low. . .: Though the risk is low, you should be aware that it is a risk and you should choose go to a medical doctor for the procedure. A sterile environment and technique is imperative for minimizing bacteria exposure and preventing infection. Be sure to discuss your concerns during your consult with a board certified plastic surgeon.

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How can I treat a lip piercing infection?

How can I treat a lip piercing infection?

Have it evaluated.: Cultures may be needed for proper antibiotic selection. Have it looked at by your physician.

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Can HIV infection spread through a kiss on the lips?

Can HIV infection spread through a kiss on the lips?

I do not think so: Saliva can be a potential media for transfer of the HIV but it is not proven to do it successfully...So you should be ok.

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Can I tell me how I can treat a lip piercing infection?

Can I tell me how I can treat a lip piercing infection?

Have it evaluated.: Cultures may be needed for proper antibiotic selection. Have it looked at by your physician.

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Is it ok to put Neosporin on my yeast infection cuts on the inside of the lips?

Is it ok to put Neosporin on my yeast infection cuts on the inside of the lips?

No: Topical neosporin should not be used in your mouth. There is treatment for the yeast infection which would heal the cuts. Neosporin is unlikely to be effective

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My mouth & lips have infection, unable to eat food normally, what I have to do now '?

My mouth & lips have infection, unable to eat food normally, what I have to do now '?

Depends: Well, this depends on the type of infection that you have. First, please seek help to cure the infection. A clinical dentist or physician can counsel you in a proper method of eating and a regime. Liquid diets such as boost can be taken through a straw. I wish you well...

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I shaved recently and a day after I notice a bump on the inside of my vagina lips. Is it an infection?

Clogged pore: Based on the timing, it is probably a clogged pore. Leave it alone. It should go away in a few days. If it gets bigger or becomes painful or ulcerated, see your doctor.

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more