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Fever Swollen Dark Red Gums White Spots
Needing expert help. I have swollen red gums with tiny white spots below my teeth. Is it oral cancer?
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
I've just been sick with the flu/high temp/ sore throat. Now my mouth has swollown gums and painful white spots. What are those?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had unprotected oral sex 5 months ago. I keep getting itchy rash all over. white swollen tongue with sore red gums. Red/white blotches on palms. HIV?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Swollen tonsils( white spots on tonsils) , fever my doctor told me that if i get it again i will need them out, They have become excruciating pain ER?
ER should check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or an abscess. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome (as in this case), recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly. A couple days of throat lozenges and acetaminophen might lessen typical minor pain. ...Read more
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I have white spots and red spots on my throat. Tonsil pain as well. Yet no fever (thank God) any idea?
Tonsillitis: Infection may be bacterial or viralGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 bumps around my girl part, 2 days later the flu. Threw up at first and now a fever with red and white spots on tonsils but not much pain. What is it?
What could possibly cause big bumps on back of tongue and red sore throat. Some white spots on throat. No fever. same symptoms for over 6 mo or more?
Ent doc: With symptoms present for that duration, see an ENT doc for exam. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with strep throat & URI on tuesday. My daughter (2yo) is now having a fever & runny nose & throat is red & has white spots -symptoms?
See her doctor: With you having strep recently and her having the symptoms and physical signs you describe, i would be suspicious for strep, but the only way to tell for sure is to see her doctor and have a strep test run. Good luck. ...Read more
Viral infection : Those symptoms are consistent with one of many viruses three year olds get that cause gingivitis. Teething generally doesn't cause fever. If other symptoms are present such as loose stools, malaise, decreased appetite, or cold symptoms, then it is quite likely a viral infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
son had fever for 4 days. NML 2 day. 2 whitish "sores" on his tongue red around white what would cause this? On amoxicillin. Gums red Swollen
Herpes virus : your son has herpes virus - most likely type 1 herpes virus that causes ulcers or blisters first 1/2 of tongue and causes swollen gums. The fever to be treated with Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen). popsicles, water ice, ice cream, yogurt on cold spoon should keep him hydrated. If he refuses to eat or drink and is peeing less, he may need some lidocaine or magic mouthwash to numb gums and tongue & seen by dr. ...Read more
After brushing my teeth I noticed several white spots with a red outer rim on my gums, they hurt a little. the one closer to the tooth is bigger ?
Too many things.....: Depending on how long these have been present, there are too many possibilities of what this might represent - you should have this condition examined and properly diagnosed before taking any chances on what someone might suggest it is. Categories this could fall into include viral, inflammatory, bacterial, etc - not worth guessing - get an exam done at your dentist (get one if you don't have now ...Read more
After i brushed my teeth i noticed some red spots around my canine on my upper and lower gums. What can it be? It doesn't hurt & it's not swollen.
My right side of my throat has been red and my tonsil has been swollen for over a month, mild pain, but has no white spots .. ?
Unilateral Tonsiliti: Unilateral tonsillar enlargement may result from infection, chronic inflammatory response, or neoplasm. Neoplasms that commonly produce a unilaterally enlarged tonsil include lymphomas (lymphocytic and histiocytic types) and squamous cell carcinomas. Rarer tumors include extramedullary plasmacytomas, Hodgkin's disease, leukemia, and metastatic neoplasms. You MUST see an ENT specialist ...Read more
My tonsils are swollen with white spots, and my throats also red with little bumps. I'm a virgin. Not std or strep. Ideas?
Tested ?: The majority of these are viruses that gained access to your throat off your contaminated fingers or inhaled droplets. They can be the first stage of a multisystem illness that involves your lungs or digestive tract or just stay in your throat. If you tested negative for strep there is no need for antibiotics .It should self heal over a few days to a week. ...Read more
For 5 days my 3 year old son has had fever, swollen and bleeding gums, a white spot inside his lips. Had blood in stools 3 times in the past 4 months.
Had flu shot 3 days ago. Spot on arm still painful, swollen, red and hot. Still feeling unwell; fever, bodyaches, weakness and sore throat. Normal?
Not normal, not rare: These side effects, while not exactly "normal," are also not uncommon. Hopefully they will disappear soon but the flu shot can rarely cause serious long-standing side effects. What is unfortunate is that a large body of research shows that flu shots are not particularly effective! See http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/01/flu-vaccine-and-its-side-effects.aspx ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What should I do? My gums on the top right side of my mouth in one spot is swollen and bright red and painful. What can I do for the pain
See dentist: There are many potential causes of this so i recommend seeing a dentist. If it is a gum or tooth abscess, you need treatment. There are may other potential problem, so you need a diagnosis to treat this unless it is something simple like 'you stabbed yourself with a fork' or 'burned yourself on hot pizza'. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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