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Hello. I have 3 ulcers in my mouth. I have I think 3 little "spots" at the end of my throat. Can tonsillitis cause mouth ulcers? Is it tonsillitis?

Hello. I have 3 ulcers in my mouth. I have I think 3 little "spots" at the end of my throat. Can tonsillitis cause mouth ulcers? Is it tonsillitis?

Lesions: Tonsillitis causes inflammation of the tonsils. They may become red & swollen. Ulcerations might be associated with tonsillitis but 3 small ulcers is not diagnostic of tonsillitis its self. Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...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


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I have a bad sore throat I looked in my mouth and my throat has pimpels or something?

I have a bad sore throat I looked in my mouth and my throat has pimpels or something?

Get a throat culture: Sounds like you have a common bacterial (can also be viral) infection such as streptococchus. Get it checked out with your general md. ...Read more

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My tongue burns, I have sores on the back of my mouth and I have a sore throat.

My tongue burns, I have sores on the back of my mouth and I have a sore throat.

Sore throat: What you describe is rather common and can be due to many different conditions. One is herpangina caused by a coxsackie virus, but without being able to see the back of your tongue and throat would only be guessing. Why don't you see your family doctor and make sure this is not strep throat, or other illnesses for which would need more history to diagnose. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my throat if i am swallowing my saliva for almost a 2 weeks now. I noticed also that i have back pain because of my throat. ?

I have a pain in my throat if i am swallowing my saliva for almost a 2 weeks now. I noticed also that i have back pain because of my throat. ?

Referred pain.: Back pain from your throat would be very unusual. More like referred pain. I suspect you have some viral illness that can cause this. If you smoke this can also do it. If it persist you need to see your doc. ...Read more

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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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Why do I weez in my throat ihurt in the back of my throat I have clicking in my epiglottis?

Why do I weez in my throat ihurt in the back of my throat I have clicking in my epiglottis?

Got mucus?: Most likely you have excess mucus in the back of the throat. There are many causes for this including upper respiratory infections from viruses, post nasal drainage, seasonal allergies. If the symptoms continue, you should talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have recently developed a red pus filled sore inside my inner cheek in my mouth. I also have been having trouble swallowing and my throat sore?

Infection: This may be aphthous ulcer vs infection related , as you have sore throat and and difficulty swallowing than you should see your doctor you have if recently egd than you may have idea of its finding. ...Read more

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Do I have strep throat if I have red welps on the back of my throat?

Do I have strep throat if I have red welps on the back of my throat?

It is likely: Most of the time with strep throat there is whitish or yellow exudates, or redness and small red spots on the soft palate, and swollen glands in neck, the only way to confirm is by doing a throat culture or in office quick strep teast. ...Read more

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I see some ulcers in my throat. Help?

I see some ulcers in my throat. Help?

See a doctor: It is not normal to have an ulcer in your thrat.If you can see it and if it has been there foe a while, then go and see a e.N.T specialist immediately. ...Read more

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I have white spots in the back of my throat, I have no pain although my throat feels a little dry. I was sick and swallowed some phlegm?

Probably nothing: Everyone swallows phlegm. Those white spots are likely food particles stuck in the folds of your tonsils. They are normal. If you get a severe sore throat and fever then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have pain in my throat and stomach when i run?

I have pain in my throat and stomach when i run?

Throat pain: It could be a few different things. I would talk to your doctor to help you figure out what this is. Feel better! ...Read more

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I have acid reflux and I recently got strep throat but the doctor never identified why I have a lump on my neck .. Oral cancers??

I have acid reflux and I recently got strep throat but the doctor never identified why I have a lump on my neck .. Oral cancers??

Relax-lymph nodes: The more common lymph nodes effected by strep are often called "tonsillar nodes", because they often swell during a throat/tonsil infection.I would look at this as a normal event rather than a scary one. If you are really worried, go back and ask. ...Read more

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Why do I have a white junk in my tonsils with my sore throat?

Why do I have a white junk in my tonsils with my sore throat?

Infection: Tonsils help to fight infection and they may develop small areas of inflammatory materials in the crypts of the tonsils which present as a white coating or white spots. Sometimes this is more common with strep and you should be tested. ...Read more

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Could I have a chemical burn in my throat? Hello, i woke up with a sore throat yesterday. The back of it is white. My tonsils are swollen but, no pus pockets. I have had tonsillitis in the past. Beside a slight flemmy cough, I have no other symptoms. I go

Could I have a chemical burn in my throat? Hello, i woke up with a sore throat yesterday. The back of it is white. My tonsils are swollen but, no pus pockets. I have had tonsillitis in the past. Beside a slight flemmy cough, I have no other symptoms. I go

Crazy : Crazy glue contains cyanoacrylate. If it becomes vaporized it can irritate the membranes of the eyes, nose, and throat but then becomes inert. After repeated use a person can become sensitized. There is a good possibility that they are two separate issues. ...Read more

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I recently had my braces tightened and I have severe pain in my mouth. Now, I have developed a white ulcer in my mouth and it really hurts. What should I do?

I recently had my braces tightened and I have severe pain in my mouth. Now, I have developed a white ulcer in my mouth and it really hurts. What should I do?

Get it checked: May have a "sticker" 1. Ask your orthodontic specialist to check your braces to make sure there are no annoying "stickers" that he/she can reshape for you. 2. Take 1 200mg ibuprofen/advil/motrin with food or lots of liquid 4x/day. 3. Rinse 3x/day with 1 tsp salt in 8oz warm water. Do not swallow. 4. Apply orthodontic wax to "sticker." 5. With q-tip dab orabase-b onto sore spot. ...Read more

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I have congestion in my head. Drainage on one side of nose, and sore throat. I have trouble swallowing. What do I have?

I have congestion in my head. Drainage on one side of nose, and sore throat. I have trouble swallowing.  What do I have?

Sinusitis: Could be sinusitis, especially if your head pain is worse when bending over. Sinusitis is often co occurrent with a sore throat. ...Read more

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Do i have thyroid cancer.? I have pain in my throat the feeling of having a cut inside my throat i have headaches on different parts of my head mild

Do i have thyroid cancer.? I have pain in my throat the feeling of having a cut inside my throat i have headaches on  different parts of my head mild

Many possibilities: Please don't leap to conclusions. The only way to k now what is going on is to see y our doc for a diagnosis. There are many other possibilities. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more