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Sinus congestion, slight fever, small bumps on tongue and inner lip?

Sinus congestion, slight fever, small bumps on tongue and inner lip?

Viral infection: This may be a viral infection. If it persists or gets worse the. See your primary care doctor. Meanwhile stay hydrated and take OTC medications if you need to. ...Read more

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I have been sick and down with fever. The corners of my mouth have cracked and I have very small bumps on my lips. Should I be worried?

I have been sick and down with fever. The corners of my mouth have cracked and I have very small bumps on my lips. Should I be worried?

Maybe cold sores: These may be cold sores - part of your illness & fever. If you can see a doctor or get to a clinic, do. It might help speed up your recovery and prevent complications. In the meantime rest, drink lots of fluids, keep the sores clean & moist with blistex. Best wishes - try to be seen! ...Read more

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I kissed someone else 3 month old baby and later that day I got a fever blister on my lip. (it was just a bump with no fluid) could the baby catch it?

I kissed someone else 3 month old baby and later that day I got a fever blister on my lip. (it was just a bump with no fluid) could the baby catch it?

Yes: The baby can catch it and could possibly lead to more than just cold sores. The mom of the baby should call her pediatrician for advice. ...Read more

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How do I know if a bump on my bottom lip is necessarily a cold sore/fever blister? It doesn't hurt, it is just one bump with a white center?

How do I know if a bump on my bottom lip is necessarily a cold sore/fever blister? It doesn't hurt, it is just one bump with a white center?

Cold Sore: A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril ; sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain ; itching. It is filled with fluid that is teaming with the herpes simplex virus. A physician or dermatologist can help to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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6 yo has little red blister bumps on lips. Came after fever. Always gets fevers no other symptoms. Is this herpes on mouth? What else can they be?

6 yo has little red blister bumps on lips. Came after fever. Always gets fevers no other symptoms. Is this herpes on mouth? What else can they be?

Bumps: Herpes labialis (cold sores) is very possible given the presence of preceding fever and the location of the bumps. If they were present anywhere else, a viral exanthem (viral rash) would be considered. It may not be a bad idea to get a culture out of a lesion to find out the cause. ...Read more

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13 mth old has a few pimple like raised bumps on hand, near nappy, 1 on back & 1 on inside of lip. No fevers, eating/drinking norm.& happy. What is it?

13 mth old has a few pimple like raised bumps on hand, near nappy, 1 on back & 1 on inside of lip. No fevers, eating/drinking norm.& happy. What is it?

M.D.visit: Skin infections can present this way, and there are certain viruses that can also cause this finding. It is important to take his temperature and to notify your physician about the rash. I hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Cluster of white bumps on inside lower lip, ear pain, fever, headache, slight congestion, scabs on lower lip close to the opening. Is this herpes?

Cluster of white bumps on inside lower lip, ear pain, fever, headache, slight congestion, scabs on lower lip close to the opening. Is this herpes?

You need an exam: Herpes has a classic look that can best be identified by seeing a healthcare provider. They can also test the bumps as well. Usually the bumps associated with Herpes are very painful. ...Read more

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My 8 yr old has greenish blisters on lip, also swollen. Bumps on end and side of tongue, no fever and very low energy, no appetite for days. Thoughts?

My 8 yr old has greenish blisters on lip, also swollen. Bumps on end and side of tongue, no fever and very low energy, no appetite for days. Thoughts?

Geenish lip blister: It could be an indication of pus which would be an indication of infection, and it may be an infection related to an insect bite. I would take your child to the dr asap torule out any toxic bite reaction and to determine appropriate tx regimen. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on my upper lip. I noticed it 2 or 3 days ago. It doesn't hurt, burn or itch. Could this be a fever blister or a cold sore forming?

I have a small bump on my upper lip. I noticed it 2 or 3 days ago. It doesn't hurt, burn or itch. Could this be a fever blister or a cold sore forming?

Yes: Could also be ony of literally hundreds of other reasons for a "bump" on your lip. Can't be evaluated in this forum. Call a Pro, your Dentist, for an accurate answer. ...Read more

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Fever/sore body for one day, fine the next. Small white bumps on the back of throat and sores inside my lip that have spread to upper lip. What is this

Fever/sore body for one day, fine the next. Small white bumps on the back of throat and sores inside my lip that have spread to upper lip. What is this

May things: Unfortunately, those symptoms may be connected to many different things. It could be anything from a simple viral infection to the first stage of infection with hsv (primary herpetic gingivostomatitis), to a bacterial infection, and on and on. Best to be seen promptly by your physician! ...Read more

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I've been getting fever blisters once a year or so on lip could I all the sudden get one on eye lid or get poison ivy feels like little bump on eye?

I've been getting fever blisters once a year or so on lip could I all the sudden get one on eye lid or get poison ivy feels like little bump on eye?

Unlikely: It is unlikely to get fever blisters on your eyelid but if this happens, you need to see an ophthalmologist ASAP to make sure that your cornea is not affected. As for poison ivy, it is also unlikely that you get it only on the eyelid. Consider seeing your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Broke out with bumps on face. Doc said fever blisters? They hurt. Itched & scabed over with gold crust scab. Has canker sore on lip also.

Broke out with bumps on face. Doc said fever blisters? They hurt. Itched & scabed over with gold crust scab. Has canker sore on lip also.

Two Problems: First, you have herpes. 75% of adults have this type of herpes. You can easily get this treated and then kept at bay with the appropriate anti-herpes medication.

Second, the golden crusted part of this story implies a secondary infection known as impetigo. This must be treated with the right antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on the top of my head & I've had a headache these past 3 days with fever once as well. It hurts more if I touch the top of my head?

I have a small bump on the top of my head & I've had a headache these past 3 days with fever once as well. It hurts more if I touch the top of my head?

Lump head: Due to limits in space u provide limited information this lump is probably on the scalp like a cyst or infected hair follicle which is not causal for headache or fever have a friend look if not help see your doctor. ...Read more

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I noted that my 4 Y son has around 3 itchy bump in the head in different locations in head He is active, eat well and no fever. So worried please help?

I noted that my 4 Y son has around 3 itchy bump in the head in different locations in head He is active, eat well and no fever. So worried please help?

Could be many things: The three bumps could be many things from insect bites to fungal infection. Consider an inbox consult-=> photo of bumps could be shared online or follow up with child's doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My son hit his head on the door frame about a week ago. The bump is still there. He has been complaining his head hurts and he has a slight fever. Als?

My son hit his head on the door frame about a week ago. The bump is still there. He has been complaining his head hurts and he has a slight fever. Als?

Your 3: Year old should be examined by his Pediatrician!!
The fever is probably coincidental but kids generally don't complain that their heads still hurt a week after the trauma so go ASAP
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Woke up both sides of neck hurts. Feel like it's the muscles I don't feel any bumps or anything. It hurts to move head or touch them no fever or cough?

Woke up both sides of neck hurts. Feel like it's the muscles I don't feel any bumps or anything. It hurts to move head or touch them no fever or cough?

Neck pain: It is certainly not unusual to wake up with stiiff neck from the position we were sleeping. If no fever and no injury, take ibuprophen and put warmth to the area. If it is not improving go see your doctor. ...Read more

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My son has red bumps big and small all over his body some on his face and a few on his head. What could it be? No itching and no fever but very cranky

My son has red bumps big and small all over his body some on his face and a few on his head. What could it be? No itching and no fever but very cranky

Probably viral rash: Viral exanthems usually stay on a few days. Should he develops drastic change in his general condition, have him checked. ...Read more

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My 13 month old has a bump on back of her head near hairline and neck. It's about the size of a bean. She had her MMR shot about 2 weeks ago. No fever?

My 13 month old has a bump on back of her head near hairline and neck. It's about the size of a bean. She had her MMR shot about 2 weeks ago. No fever?

Likely a lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter & may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus like the MMR. They usually shrink down to pea sized within 3 weeks. ...Read more

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Byfriend started with a fever Friday, then Saturday has swelling white pussy bumps inside his mouth, cheeks and spreading! He cant even swallow HELP!

Byfriend started with a fever Friday, then Saturday has swelling white pussy bumps inside his mouth, cheeks and spreading! He cant even swallow HELP!

Viral infection: Such symptoms usually are a viral infection. Several viruses can do this sort of thing, including primary herpes; herpangina (due to Coxsackie A virus), and verious enteroviruses. He should see a doctor ASAP for diagnosis and treatment: if it is herpes, effective treatment is available. Good luck to him. ...Read more

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Red mouth bumps and fever and one swollen lymph node. Help?

Red mouth bumps and fever and one swollen lymph node. Help?

Any risk for HIV: Commonest reason will be throat infection. However depending upon your sexual history please do consider getting testing for HIV as well. ...Read more

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Hi my 2 year old has a slight rash on his upper cheek, about a 102 degree fever and a bump on the back of his head, just below ear level. Rosseola?

Hi my 2 year old has a slight rash on his upper cheek, about a 102 degree fever and a bump on the back of his head, just below ear level. Rosseola?

Unlikely: Although the age is right, but other symptoms don't fit, usually the fever is higher, lasting for few days before the rash appears, at which time the fever disappears, the rash can last for few days - week after, and enlarged lymph nodes may be there. If your child isn't feeling well, there are other symptoms, not feeding, see the pediatrician, good luck ...Read more

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3 yr old was exposed 2 HFM & now has red bumps all over the inside of his mouth but no where else & a fever, could that be HFM or something else?

3 yr old was exposed 2 HFM & now has red bumps all over the inside of his mouth but no where else & a fever, could that be HFM or something else?

Could be HFM: It could be HFM because sometimes that occurs with only sores in the mouth and fever. It does not usually need treatment as it is a viral infection that usually resolves on its own. Cool liquids and avoiding acidic foods can help with the mouth pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin can help with fevers. If child appears very ill, as high fevers or if diagnosis is unclear then they should be seen by MD ...Read more

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My 18mnth has little bumps around her mouth that are kinda red what could this be from. She had fever (101) which I took care of and thrush I believe?

My 18mnth has little bumps around her mouth that are kinda red what could this be from. She had fever (101) which I took care of and thrush I believe?

Foods?: Incidently sometimes while the mouth looks red and blochy could be related to new food or sometimes old food that causes irritation. For example strawberries and tomatoes do this FREQUENTLY. If not improving see pediatrician. ...Read more

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Red, sore bumps on ll back of scalp, lymph nodes swollen on l neck & on head. Dr. Said it is psoraisis/gave me ointment. I feel head sick w/ fever.?

Red, sore bumps on ll back of scalp, lymph nodes swollen on l neck & on head. Dr. Said it is psoraisis/gave me ointment. I feel head sick w/ fever.?

See your doctor: Sounds like more than psoriasis. See your primary care doctor so she/he can run some tests on you to rule out infection and other causes of lymph node swelling. Psoriasis does not usually cause lymph nodes to swell unless the plaques get secondarily infected. ...Read more