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Needing expert help. I have swollen red gums with tiny white spots below my teeth. Is it oral cancer?

Needing expert help. I have swollen red gums with tiny white spots below my teeth. Is it oral cancer?

Ask your dentist: I doubt that it is cancer. Cancer is a growth which can be seen or felt as a lump of flesh which is new and not supposed to be present normally in an organ like gums.You should get a medical check up to remove any doubts. ...Read more

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Red Gums (Definition)

Gums should typically be coral pink. This can vary with race and pigment distribution. If gums are red this is a tell tale sign of inflammation. Inflammation causes the gums to bleed. Bleeding gums are called gingivitis. Gingivitis is a precursor to periodontal disease. Studies also show that there is a correlation between periodontal disease and heart disease. See ...Read more


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Red tonsils red gums but no pain no fever nothing had it for a while. Dentist check had gingivitis. Taking peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate). What's goin on?

Red tonsils red gums  but no pain no fever nothing had it for a while. Dentist check had gingivitis. Taking peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate). What's goin on?

Unrelated: Gingivitis is inflammation in the gum caused by dental related bacteria. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) will decrease bacteria but nothing can completely reverse gingivitis except good oral hygiene, so floss and brush and if you had a good cleaning it should go away. ...Read more

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Red gums, not swollen but sore. What can I do?

Red gums, not swollen but sore. What can I do?

Determine the cause: Your gums are red due to inflammation. The inflammation is most likely coming from bacterial irritation. You mostly likely have gingivitis, but is can also be the more advanced periodontitis. When was your last dental check up and cleaning? If it has been more than six months, it's time to make an appointment for an examination. ...Read more

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If I have white spots and dark red spots on my gums and tongue, but they get better when I stop using Oysco500 +D?

If I have white spots and dark red spots on my gums and tongue, but they get better when I stop using Oysco500 +D?

Hard pressed: I'm hard pressed to see a relationship between calcium supplement and the lesions you describe. White and red lesions on pink tissue should be examined if they don't completely dissapear in 10-14 days. Please see your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for differential diagnosis and, if necessary, treatment. ...Read more

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I do not have a fever or anything, but my throat is full of white spots an swollen, and it hurts a lot! any ideas why?

I do not have a fever or anything, but my throat is full of white spots an swollen, and it hurts a lot! any ideas why?

Sounds like tonsils: The description you are giving is consistent with acute tonsillitis, or an infection of the tonsils. Get a tonsil culture and wait for specific results and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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If u have swollen cheek redline on ur top gum wiv couple white spots@hot sorness on palate sameside havin biopsy wed ? Codeine hlps a little help ?

If u have swollen cheek redline on ur top gum wiv couple white spots@hot sorness on palate sameside havin biopsy wed ? Codeine hlps a little help ?

What is your questio: You apparently are handling this well with a biopsy. It may be an infection from one of yur teeth. Have a dentist take x-rays of this area to determine if a tooth is the cause. ...Read more

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High fever for two days, red spots developed on my skin mostly foot and palms, itchy but when scratch or touch, it hurt as if it is swollen.

High fever for two days, red spots developed on my skin mostly foot and palms, itchy but when scratch or touch, it hurt as if it is swollen.

Hand & foot rash: Many skin conditions can involve hands & feet. Some of them are erythema multiforme, that looks like little targets, usually triggered by a cold sore eruption but could be due to medications, a viral infection called hand, foot & mouth disease that has oval blisters surrounded by rim of red on palms, soles and in mouth. These may have fever, also eczema, psoriasis, etc. Please see dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi I just recently got a sore left tonsil it's just red with no white spots I'm not sick I have no fever and no cold it hurts when I swallow ?

Hi I just recently got a sore left tonsil it's just red with no white spots I'm not sick I have no fever and no cold it hurts when I swallow 
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Enlarged red tonsil: Tonsils are part of the immune system & can be affected by virus, bacteria, allergies. If tissue around tonsil is inflamed, see doc right away as may have peritonsillar abscess. Viral infxn (mononucleosis) usually associated w/ swollen glands. Allergies normally would affect both sides. Try gargling with warm salt water. See doc for exam for early strep throat or abscess condition & tx options. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more