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Sudden outbreak (3-4 days) of sore spots on tongue, two sores on inside of cheeks, slightly sore throat. Not sexually active. Possible causes?

Sudden outbreak (3-4 days) of sore spots on tongue, two sores on inside of cheeks, slightly sore throat. Not sexually active. Possible causes?

Stomatitis: The first event of cold sores, usually due to the family of herpes, in adults can be more symptomatic, more sores and more painful. You don't seem to have so many of them so it may not be primary event but observe and don't let yourself get dehydrated due to pain on swallowing, see your doctor when you can for proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have small bump inside my cheek where canker sore used to be?

I have small bump inside my cheek where canker sore used to be?

Sure it was canker?: Aphthous stomatitis involving the common canker sore can occur in up to 15% of americans, and may involve some bacteria like staph epidermidis. However, similar-appearing aphthous ulcers can be seen with herpes, crohn's disease, and other systemic disorders, if you have multiple aphthous ulcers, frequently recurring ones. Or question about residual pathology please have the lesions checked out. ...Read more

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What would cause inside of my cheek to be sore and feel swollen after a root canal to upper tooth #14 done 3 days ago?

What would cause inside  of my cheek to be sore and feel swollen after a root canal to upper tooth #14 done 3 days ago?

Hematoma or abscess?: It could be normal post-op healing and pain, a hematoma, or a developing abscess. If it persists for several more days, or gets worse, I would go back to see your dentist. ...Read more

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Do herpes sores inside mouth form on inside of cheeks? I have a sore on both sides.

Usually not.: Herpes rarely causes sores anywhere inside the mouth except on the hard palate. They are most likely "canker sores", although some diseases can cause them secondarily. Most canker sores heal without treatment, but if they don't, or if you are in pain and/or having trouble eating, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have soreness in the soft tissue of cheek. I have also had problem with tmj. Could they be related?

I have soreness in the soft tissue of cheek. I have also had problem with tmj. Could they be related?

Muscle pain?: If TMJ was a recent issue, you may have been overusing the jaw muscles to protect the joint. This can be on par with an intense muscle workout and as lactica acid builds they get very sore. Try taking Ibuprofen if you can for a few days. Stick with soft foods and apply alternating ice and heat to the area. If not getting better withing a day or 2, see your dentist about the problem. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with the left side of my cheek sore and now my face is somewhat tingly. What does that?

I woke up this morning with the left side of my cheek sore and now my face is somewhat tingly. What does that?

Various: Several considerations exist. Some examples would be: an allergic reaction to something, a developing dental or sinus problem, a skin infection and a nerve problem. One-sided neurological symptoms often raise the question of stroke or TIA (mini-stroke) too. All in all, it would probably be a good idea to get evaluated by a health care provider. ...Read more

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I have a very large sore bump on the inside of my cheek for the past two days. Should I see someone? Or see if it goes away on its own?

I have a very large sore bump on the inside of my cheek for the past two days. Should I see someone? Or see if it goes away on its own?

Sore bump in mouth: May be infectious I have seen it with strep, or may be form of aphtous ulcer. Would try gargling with salt water 3 x a day and brushing teeth 3 x a day. f/u w/doc/urgent care . ...Read more

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I notice my cheek is a Lil sore and u saw a small light gray area(not a patch) now I do chew on my check sometimes. Could this be a problem?

I notice my cheek is a Lil sore and u saw a small light gray area(not a patch) now I do chew on my check sometimes. Could this be a problem?

Doctor/dentist: It would be best to let your doctor or dentist look at the gray area and make sure that it is not anything to be concerned about. Chewing on your cheek can set you up for infections so that would be a good habit to try and break. ...Read more

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If i kiss my boyfriend on the cheek, can I get a cold sore?

If you kiss a cold : Sore on his cheek or if infectious material has oozed out- then you could. ...Read more

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Five year old with soar with pussy looking sore on inner cheek?

Five year old with soar with pussy looking sore on inner cheek?

Mouth sore: Hard to say what this is. Have your child seen by your pediatrician or other doctor. It could be a result of biting the check, or a viral ulcer. ...Read more

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If I have gential herpes and have a sore and touchmy cheek can I transmit it?

Genital herpes: To the extent that you transported enough viruses to your cheek, yes you could co-infect yourself. However, for that to happen, it also required that you had some broken skin on your cheeks. The odds are still low, but it is not an impossibility. ...Read more

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A person with a cold sore kissed me on the cheek. Should I wait a while before kissing my baby?

A person with a cold sore kissed me on the cheek. Should I wait a while before kissing my baby?

Cold sores - HSV-1: Fortunately the answer is 'no'. If you've never had a cold sore erupt on your lips/mouth area, then I highly doubt you're a risk to your baby. Occasionally people may harbor the virus, and no obvious lip lesion is there (did your mom/dad have this?) A kiss has to be on the lips/nose/eye where there is a mucous membrane rather than intact skin. So no, you didn't get the virus from person who kissed ...Read more

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I was wondering what I should do if there is an infected sore on my cheek that has swollen my cheek up?

I was wondering what I should do if there is an infected sore on my cheek that has swollen my cheek up?

Cheek sore/infection: Your description sounds like a localized skin infection. This area can sometimes be dangerous when infection begins to spread, so please contact your primary physician- you would likely benefit from a course of antibiotics, but an exam is necessary first. Until then, apply warm compresses as often as you can to take down the swelling. www.mainlineent.com. ...Read more

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Hi, I was hit in my face three weeks ago and my cheek has a sore knot in it now. Can you tell me what this means? Is this a hematoma?

Hi, I was hit in my face three weeks ago and my cheek has a sore knot in it now. Can you tell me what this means? Is this a hematoma?

Cheek bump: It is either a hematoma or an accumulation of healing elements from the trauma. Gentle massage is important so that those elements are removed and the swelling disappears. Ask your doctor if a cortisone cream would help. ...Read more

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I have a sore bump on my inner butt cheek, what could this be?

I have a sore bump on my inner butt cheek, what could this be?

Possibly pilonidal: Or type of cyst. There can be many causes. The only way to get an accurate diagnosis will be a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Sore gums, trouble swallowing, swelling of cheek, ?

Sore gums, trouble swallowing, swelling of cheek, ?

Dentist asap!: You many have one or more dental problems. You need to see a dentist as soon as possible for a complete and thorough evaluation. Your symptoms of trouble swallowing and swelling are of particular concern. If you have an infection, which is likely, it can spread and progress rapidly, and may cause serious complications. It can even turn into a life threatening episode! emergency. ...Read more

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