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I have a sore throat and ulcers in my mouth . Its very painful what can I do?

I have a sore throat and ulcers in my mouth . Its very painful what can I do?

Herpangina?: A specific virus causes herpangina, a very painful sore throat with blisters on the soft palate. Viscous Lidocaine can be prescribed. If it is a strep throat, antibiotics are indicated. ...Read more

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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 have a sore throat with what looks and feels like a mouth ulcer next to the uvula, it's mildly painful. Should I seek outside help or treat at home?

I have a sore throat with what looks and feels like a mouth ulcer next to the uvula, it's mildly painful. Should I seek outside help or treat at home?

They are common/harm: Ulcers in the mouth are common and rarely require treatment. They go away on their own in a few days. I would not do anything as they are not especially painful in your case. ...Read more

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Ulcers in mouth sore throat cough that is painful on the throat and my chest, and sometimes itchy feeling in the chest ?

Ulcers in mouth sore throat cough that is painful on the throat and my chest, and sometimes itchy feeling in the chest ?

Viral: Could be hand-foot-mouth disease, could be a canker sore, could be oral herpes, could be a measles. Hard to say but overall sounds viral and likely benign. Watch for any high fevers or shortness of breath. If worse contact a doc. ...Read more

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I have a reoccurring sore throat, i looked at it in d mirror & saw it looked like a mouth ulcer, painful to swallow things. Used mouthwash, didn't go?

I have a reoccurring sore throat, i looked at it in d mirror & saw it looked like a mouth ulcer, painful to swallow things. Used mouthwash, didn't go?

Mouth ulcer: Viruses are frequently the cause of recurring mouth ulcers. However, because you are a smoker, you should be checked by your doctor to be sure there is no other reason you keep getting sore throats and ulcer. ...Read more

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I have painful but not enlarge lymph node under jaw enlarge(bean size)i have also sore throat, earache, mouth ulcer, itchy tinea barbae. What shuld i do?

I have painful but not enlarge lymph node under jaw enlarge(bean size)i have also sore throat, earache, mouth ulcer, itchy tinea barbae. What shuld i do?

See a doctor: You need to see your family doctor or an ENT asap and if they don't find anything your next stop should be at your dentist. Do not wait. See a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Members f my Family have had the hand foot and mouth infection i had sore hands feet and sore throat mouth ulcers and very painful gland under jaw?

Ans: Well from your description sounds like fifths disease. This is viral and thus treated symptomatically. So in other words rest hydrate and just let it run its course ...Read more

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When I get a sore throat I always get a ulcer in my mouth ?

When I get a sore throat I always get a ulcer in my mouth ?

Aphthous ulcer: This is normal. In some individuals the stress of an infection can bring about these oral mucosal ulcers. Keep your mouth clean, avoid aggressive brushing of teeth or foods that irritate the ulcer. Gargle gently with salt water after every meal. These ulcers are self limited and will resolve spontaneously if kept clean. ...Read more

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3 mouth ulcers in different places appeared in the space of 2-3 days and I have on and off sore throat, what can cause this? It's so uncomfortable

3 mouth ulcers in different places appeared in the space of 2-3 days and I have on and off sore throat, what can cause this? It's so uncomfortable

VIRAL: sore throat can present with mouth ulcers. Several different viruses can do it (one of them is actally called "foot and mouth disease"! TRY MILK OF MAGNESIA applied with a Q tip directly to the cancers (mouth sores) Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more

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Hi docs I was wondering I was using an old toothbrush when I had mouth ulcer next day I had sore throat it's been over a week what is the cause of it?

Hi docs I was wondering I was using an old toothbrush when I had mouth ulcer next day I had sore throat it's been over a week what is the cause of it?

Get a new toothbrush: A sore throat can be the first sign of a cold and has nothing to do with your old toothbrush. Fortunately, most sore throats are caused by a viral illness and go away without medical treatment. Regardless, you should change your toothbrush every 3 months. ...Read more

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I have a small mouth ulcer and sore throat. the ulcer is directly below a molar with a severe cavity where the cheek meets the gums. is it Connected?

I have  a small mouth ulcer and sore throat. the ulcer is directly below a molar with a severe cavity where the cheek meets the gums. is it Connected?

Aphthous ulcer: Its not uncommon for the stress of an oral infection to trigger aphthous ulcers. However, given you also have a potential adjacent apical root infection, it may be due to an underlying abscess and require urgent dental evaluation. In the mean time, keep your mouth clean with luke-warm salt-water swish and spit and avoid traumatizing the ulcer with aggressive dental brushing. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Sore throat, ++ redness/ulcers up back/roof mouth. Dr gave amox- vomiting &diarrhoea- started shortly after dr. 2 days post anti no change- thoughts?

Sore throat, ++ redness/ulcers up back/roof mouth. Dr gave amox-  vomiting &diarrhoea- started shortly after dr. 2 days post anti no change- thoughts?

Diagnosis: Clearly, without seeing you it is impossible to arrive at an accurate diagnosis. It sounds as if you have a viral infection, possibly due to a coxsackie virus causing herpangina, and the vomiting and diarrhea, either part of the viral infection or a reaction (several possible) to the antibiotic. Ask the doctor whether they tested for strep and the results. If negative, stop amoxicillin. ...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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I have a itchy sore throat, red pin prick sports on the roof of my mouth near the back, headaches, yellow young and ulcers at back if toung what is it?

I have a itchy sore throat, red pin prick sports on the roof of my mouth near the back, headaches, yellow young and ulcers at back if toung what is it?

Cannot diagnose: There are several possibilities including coxsackie virus herpangina, and others. You must go and see a doctor and be examined, since answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sore throat , swollen lymph nodes , mouth ulcers . Are they signs of hiv?

Might be: Acute HIV syndromes can have several presentations, including looking like meningitis, but the most common is like infectious mononucleosis, with fever, swollen lymph nodes, malaise. If you are asking how HIV can present after you have had it many years asymptomatically, that is a subject for a large volume of information. If you are concerned, please get tested. Early treatment is best. ...Read more

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Several mouth ulcers & sore throat. Pain/tenderness in jaw with pea size firm movable mass. Mass is on jaw line middle of lower jaw. What is this?

Several mouth ulcers & sore throat. Pain/tenderness  in jaw with pea size firm movable mass. Mass is on jaw line middle of lower jaw. What is this?

Possible lymph node: When a body fights bacteria or a virus the lymph nodes drain away the results and sometimes they will swell when active . An exam by a dentist or physician is warranted ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more