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Sore throat mouth sores and swollen gums. Allergies?

Sore throat mouth sores and swollen gums. Allergies?

Probably not allergy: This sounds very much like a viral infection. Herpangina, herpetic stomatitis, and hand-foot-and mouth disease all have similar symptoms. All will heal on their own in 7-10 days. See your dentist or ENT specialist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment of the symptoms. ...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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Sore throat and swollen gums?

Sore throat and swollen gums?

Viral: Possibly viral infection given the season. Allergy is another consideration. If you have other symptoms, please relay those. ...Read more

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Does having canker sores cause sore throats and fevers?

Canker sores: Canker sores do not cause sore throat or fever. If you have a sore throat and fever along with an outbreak of sores in your mouth or on your lips, they are probably cold sores, which is caused by the herpes labialis virus. ...Read more

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Sore gums with menstration?

Sore gums with menstration?

Yes: Menstrual cycles are so different is every woman, but you also need to make sure you are not becoming anemic or developing a nutritional or mineral deficiency when you menstruate. Vitamin or folate (folic acid) or iron deficiency can all cause gingival (gum) pain. See your ob/gyn and possibly consider further work up to ensure no deficiency exists. ...Read more

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Gums and inside lips hurt . Gums bleed when brushing. Feels tender. Mouth wash helps .

Gums and inside lips hurt . Gums bleed when brushing. Feels tender. Mouth wash helps .

Sore bleeding gums: Signs of gum infection. Mouth wash will not cure infection, just numb area a little bit. Important that y0u see your Dentist or a specialist Periodontist as soon as possible. Gum infections do not self-cure, and are not self limiting, spreading to other organ systems. ...Read more

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I get frequent tongue ulcers and swollen tongue?

I get frequent  tongue ulcers and swollen tongue?

See a doctor?: Have you seen a doctor about this? If not, it would seem like a wise thing to do to help determine what is the cause, and of course how to minimize or eliminate this problem. ...Read more

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What do these symptoms indicate: white tongue with sore spots, fever, swollen sensitive gums, and sore throat?

What do these symptoms indicate: white tongue with sore spots, fever, swollen sensitive gums, and sore throat?

Viral pharyngitis: There is no specific treatment for viral pharyngitis. You can relieve symptoms by gargling with warm salt water several times a day and take NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC. You should see your doctor if have a sore throat for more than a week. ...Read more

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Canker sore like sores that are spreading fever swollen neck glands painful to eat, talk, swallow canker sore or cold sore virus? Help!

Canker sore like sores that are spreading
fever
swollen neck glands
painful to eat, talk, swallow
canker sore or cold sore virus? Help!

Cold sore virus: It could be herpangina or gingivostomatitis. Herpangina is often caused by the hand-foot-mouth virus (coxsackie virus) & can cause a lot of pain from sores at the back of the throat usually have a high-fever with this. Gingivostomatitis is most often caused by herpes type 1 virus, and these sores are more often around the lips and oral mucosa closer to your mouth. Strep is a possibility as well. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes under jaw, difficulty swallowing, painful itchy swollen gums, whites sores all over tongue & cheeks, headaches, loss of appetite?

Swollen lymph nodes under jaw, difficulty swallowing, painful itchy swollen gums, whites sores all over tongue  & cheeks, headaches, loss of appetite?

Take Vitamin-C: It may be a viral illness in which case it will settle down in one week to 10 days. Vitamin c can be helpful if you take 500mg daily for 2 weeks. If it does not go away in two weeks then you need to go see your doctor and get your blood count checked(cbc). ...Read more

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Sore throat, mouth ulcers, spots on roofof mouth, losing voice, sore to swallow but no fever?

Sore throat, mouth ulcers, spots on roofof mouth, losing voice, sore to swallow but no fever?

Viral pharyngitis: Viral illnesses will frequently cause mouth ulcers, and the fever is low grade. These are usually short course of illness, less than two weeks. The main other thing to rule out is sexually transmitted disease. Steroids are sometimes used to help with the discomfort, and it might not hurt to be tested for strep throat. ...Read more

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Canker sore irritated taste buds sign of pregnancy?

Canker sore irritated taste buds sign of pregnancy?

No: Canker sores and irritated taste buds, which can be a canker sore on the lingual mucosa have several possible etiologies. Stress, immune reactions, and viral origins can all be implicated. The hormonal responses noted in pregnancy can be present at this time but there are too many unrelated reasons for these lesions to be a sign of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Signs of herpes? Gums ache, eyes hurt mouth itch gums itch jaw sore also feeling dizzy. Are these herpes signs from french kissing its been a week

Signs of herpes? Gums ache, eyes hurt mouth itch gums itch jaw sore also feeling dizzy. Are these herpes signs from french kissing its been a week

Stop sex contact.: Herpes is a viral infection on the soft mucosal tissues in the mouth, tongue and lips. It can be spread to the genital area of the body and elsewhere if, the lesions are broken. Go and see your family doctor or family dentist. They can treat you with steriods or antiviral medications. Once you get the virus; you will have it through life. ...Read more

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I've been having high fever, sore throat and now have canker sores and sensitive gums. Any guidance?

I've been having high fever, sore throat and now have canker sores and sensitive gums. Any guidance?

Herpangina: You have either herpangina or acute leukemia. It's probably not the latter but a low neutrophil count that occurs in certain immune system cancers like leukemia can present with the kinds of symptoms that you are describing. Don't panic. Things often sound worse in their description than they are on inspection. You do need to see your physician for a complete history & physical examination. ...Read more

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I started getting really painful gums during brushing and bleeding gums?

I started getting really painful gums during brushing and bleeding gums?

Soft brush: Use a soft brush, brush lightly including the gums even if they bleed, and use floss. Over time, they will stop bleeding. Make sure to follow up with your dentist. ...Read more

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Last 3 days i had tongue ulcer, it's disappearing, no fever no sore throat, body-joint aches, warm attacks, feel weak, dry lips, mouth, tip tongue sensitiv?

Last 3 days i had tongue ulcer, it's disappearing, no fever no sore throat, body-joint aches, warm attacks, feel weak, dry lips, mouth, tip tongue sensitiv?

Lots of symptoms: I am not sure of your question. It sounds like you want a diagnosis and recommendation over the internet? These situations have to be seen by a physician and\or dentist in person for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment recommendations. Sorry, feel better. ...Read more

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I am experiencing bad breath, bad taste in mouth, white patches inside mouth, canker sores, receding gums and rash with red bumps around mouth.

I am experiencing  bad breath, bad taste in mouth, white patches inside mouth, canker sores, receding gums and rash with red bumps around mouth.

Possible Candida: also called Yeast Infection. Please see your doctor. IF it is candida he/she will help you clear it up. If something else you will find out and get helped. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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