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Numb Tongue Sore Throat
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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
White coating on tongue, enlarged papillae on back of tongue, mouth feels raw/burns,sore throat, globus sensation, clogged ears, no fever?
Need to be evaluated: There can be a number of things that cause a sore throat. Swelling of the throat with difficulty swallowing could progress to a very serious problem if not treated. You need to be evaluated to determine the cause of the swelling and have the appropriate treatment initiated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore Throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
What causes symptoms like a sore jaw, sore throat, phlegm in throat, globus sensation, sore neck?
Infection: anywhere from the jaw to the throat area. Be examined by you MD or your clinic to pin point the area of infection.All the best. ...Read more
Chronic sore throat, difficulty swallowing, swollen lymph nodes in neck, metallic taste in mouth, burning tongue?
Sore throat, swollen glands, swollen roof of mouth and under tongue and sores on tongue. What could it be?
Perhaps: Strep throat, mononucleosis, or other viruses. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Duration?: If new, you may have a URI. If enlarged tonsil persists beyond 2 weeks, see ENT doc. ...Read more
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
Dry Mouth: Can also cause the symptoms mentioned. Use non alcoholic mouth rinse and drink non sugary fluids to moisten the throat and mouth. Observe though if the tightness of the throat is due to constriction. It can be an allergic reaction to something taken or inhaled. Call your doctor. If you cannot breathe and started wheezing, it is an emergency situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficulty swallowing, swollen glands/tonsils, sore throat changed to just painful swallowing (back roof of mouth) and uncomfortable feeling talking?
Tongue swollen, sore jaw hurts, dont know why. acute pain inner tongue area near throat, swollen lymph nodes?
Strep, or other: Lots of things drain into the lymph nodes of the neck. Everything from wisdom tooth infection to sinus to tonsillar infection. Start with a trip to your family doctor. Then maybe an ENT or dentist. But this could be something simple. Don't delay. ...Read more
Maybe strep,flu,etc.: Nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away", which means within the first 3 days of strep symptoms. ...Read more
Burning tongue: The causes of burning tongue syndrome are not always known, and there may be more than one cause. Although not known as a common cause for burning tongue, strep throat should not be ruled out. Once the strep throat is treated, if the burning tongue symptoms remain, see your dentist or an ENT specialist. ...Read more
Possible: Dry mouth is not a common symptom in either mono or strep throat, although, both can probably have people complain of that. Sore throat is common for both mono and strep but can also be seen in a lot of other viral illnesses as well non-infectious diseases such as allergy associated with postnasal drip, esophageal reflux, nervous spasm (globus). More detailed history is paramount in this case. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Went 2 dr for severe sore throat -8 days-not strep. Given lidocaine to gargle..Lips and tongue numb, didn't help throat at all. What am I doing wrong?
I've had a light sore throat for over a week now. I have red dots on my tongue. I feel weak and fatigued most days and have had numbness in fingers?
Get Strep Test: Depending on other potential signs and symptoms - fever, lack of cough, tonsillar exudates, and/or anterior cervical tender adenopathy, you may have strep throat, which can cause a "strawberry tongue." However, 90% of pharyngitis is viral, so antibiotics would not be indicated unless strep test positive or drys suspicion for strep is very high. Take Care! ...Read more
I have tiny red bumps on the tip of my tongue it feels numb and i also have a sore throat and stuffy nose?
Possibly a virus: It sound as if you have a viral infection of the sinuses. There is not much you can do to treat viral infections. Try using a nasal irragator (these can be purchased at a specialty pharmacy) if you have a fever than you may be dealing with a bacterial infection such as strep throat. So if you do have a fever you need to see a doctor to determine the proper antibiotic and dose. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
Anatomy of tongue: Those bumps were almost certainly always there- you just probably never looked that closely before. The anatomy of the tongue is rather complex after all. If you are having a sore throat - it's more likely the back part of your throat that is irritated (posterior pharynx). Look for redness or pus spots - if you have that with a fever, you'll need to see a doc to make sure you don't have Strep. TC ...Read more
Several issues: The white tongue could be from a coating that can be removed with better oral hygiene and a tongue scraper....Or lichen planus, thrush or something else. The bumps may be the normal papillae of the tongue. A sore throat is not normal. I suggest that you consult with an oral surgeon or your physician for a personal evaluation to see exactly what is going on and treatment if indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sore Throat: Temperature and sore throat generally are not related to numbness. I suspect two or more things are going on simultaneously. Numbness of face and shoulders makes me think out electrolyte disorders, neurologic disorders, or hyperventilation. See your doctor first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pharyngitis?: It sounds like a pharyngitis or an upper respiratory infection which has lasted longer than they usually do. The vast majority of these are viral, but since yours has lasted so long, it deserves being seen by your doctor, to see if they think you might need antibiotics. With your symptoms lasting this long, I would try to be seen soon. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have small red dots on tip of tongue a white coloration also on tongue and had a sore throat two days ago could this be anything?
Hi, I have had a sore throat for about one week and a half. I also have this red like patch on the right side of the tip of my tongue.
Possibly viral: If your sore throat is associated with fever and small red vesicles it is possible you have a viral infection. In addition if this a recurring problem in the exact same locations it is highly likely to be a viral infection. However, your tongue and your throat can have two etiologies, the tongue could potentially have an ulcer secondary to an immune response and your throat a bacterial origin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Every time I eat something little tiny painful white bumps appear on my tongue - I've also had a very sore throat for over 2 weeks . Very concerned ?
Tongue problem: . This could be a fungal infection, but you should check 1st with your physician. Also, maybe you are eating spicy food and stop eating spicy food and start multivitamins like Centrum and vitamin C and eat healthy and that should most likely go away, but you need to be started maybe on an antifungal agent. ...Read more
Cold/flu: Sounds like you may be getting a cold or flu. You can try taking some zinc and vit. C to help reduce the severity of a cold. You can also try some otc cold/flu meds for the symptoms for now. You may have to just ride this one out til you feel better. Give it a week and if you are not better or getting worse see a doctor. ...Read more
Nerve endings: The taste bids on the tongue have receptors and nerve endings. The spicy foods contain a chemical called capsaicin and this will stimulate the nerve endings and sends a pain signal to the brain. These sensory nerve endings are located all over your mouth and body. Hope this answers your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See MD: See a physician and rule out a strep infection. ...Read more
See: See your physician to find out what's going on. ...Read more
This could be a: Viral infection, strep throat, yeast etc. Med eval would help to differentiate. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm >. ...Read more
Can be either one: Mild nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away", which means within the first 3 days of strep symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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