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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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Bright red back of mouth, small bumps, hurts to swallow. Also, roof of mouth has a yellowish tint.

Bright red back of mouth, small  bumps, hurts to swallow. Also, roof of mouth has a yellowish tint.

Throat: Sounds like you have an infection. You need to have a culture done to make sure its not bacterial ...Read more

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My entire mouth is pale yellow, my tongue is yellow striped. Tiny canker sores are forming on tongue sides + elongated red bumps forming under tongue?

My entire mouth is pale yellow, my tongue is yellow striped. Tiny canker sores are forming on tongue sides + elongated red bumps forming under tongue?

Needs to be seen: You will have to see a local dentist, primary care physician or ENT specialist. We cannot diagnose or treat patients over the internet. A medical and dental history along with a personal clinical exam is required. ...Read more

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Symptoms:Swollen, whitish and slightly painful behind lipsRed painful dots on tonguePainful clusters on sides of tongueRed spots at back of throat?

Symptoms:Swollen, whitish and slightly painful behind lipsRed painful dots on tonguePainful clusters on sides of tongueRed spots at back of throat?

Virus: What you describe sounds like a viral infection. The most likely infection would be Herpes Simplex. An allergic reaction to medication or food could do this as well with citrus fruits being the likely culprit in the food category. You should see a doctor ASAP and get this problem diagnosed and treated.. ...Read more

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Fordyce spots, vaginal discharge, tiny whitish spots in corners of mouth that travel up sides of upper lip.

Fordyce spots, vaginal discharge, tiny whitish spots in corners of mouth that travel up sides of upper lip.

Not related.: Fordyce spots and vaginal discharge are not related. Fordyce spots are glands that are visible on the lips. Not related to infection. There are several causes for vaginal discharge which are often infection related. ...Read more

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Recently had a viral infection. Noticed white roof of mouth, furry white tongue, and yellow/red/white spots at back of mouth.

Recently had a viral infection. Noticed white roof of mouth, furry white tongue, and yellow/red/white spots at back of mouth.

Oral Thrush?: What you describe may be candidiasis or oral thrush, which is a fungal infection and easily treated by your dentist (or physician). However, you need to have it looked at to confirm the diagnosis and then have proper treatment. ...Read more

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White dots in my throat?

White dots in my throat?

Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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Yellow roof of mouth with red spots. White tongue. Dry itchy skin all over. Chills. Bumps on pubic area. What std could this be?

Yellow roof of mouth with red spots. White tongue. Dry itchy skin all over. Chills. Bumps on pubic area. What std could this be?

Evaulation: What you describe can not be properly diagnosed and addressed over the internet. It requires a one on one evaluation by both a physician and a dentist. Please make some phone calls to your local health care professionals. ...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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There's red spots on soft palate, yellowing where tonsils were and possibly white spots on back of throat?

There's red spots on soft palate, yellowing where tonsils were and possibly white spots on back of throat?

Mouth spots: Do you have any pain and/or fever? Do you feel very tired and worn down? If so, you might be experiencing strep throat. Have you recently engaged in oral sex? If so then you could also have an STD. Go to your doctor ASAP and get it checked out. Many common conditions once diagnosed can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What causes large white sores underneath the tongue that appeared overnight?

What causes large white  sores underneath the tongue that appeared overnight?

Need eval: This could be viral, canker sores or trauma. The only way to tell for sure is by see your dentist for an exam. ...Read more

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Are skin tags, white painful spots in mouth, related to HPV in an kind of way?

Are skin tags, white painful spots in mouth, related to HPV in an kind of way?

Mouth lesions: Skin tags are outpourings of skin. They do not occur in the mouth. White patches in mouth can be canker sores or aphthous stomatitis. Not caused by HPV. ...Read more

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I have a painful white blot on my uvula and a couple of white spots on the roof of my mouth... I have good pictures its that bad?

Needs evaluated: Pain is a sign of something wrong. Painful sores on vulva and roof of mouth need to be evaluated. Some std's are able to infect the mouth as well as the genitals. Your family physician or gyn should be able to properly evaluate, test and treat. ...Read more

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I've just been sick with the flu/high temp/ sore throat. Now my mouth has swollown gums and painful white spots. What are those?

I've just been sick with the flu/high temp/ sore throat. Now my mouth has swollown gums and painful white spots. What are those?

Herpetic primary gin: Your first outbreak of a herpes infection manifests these symptoms. Primary herpetic gingeva stomatitis has all these classical symptoms. An anti viral med could help but most symptoms take 10 - 14 days to disappear. Feel better! ...Read more

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I have white spots on my tongue and that have become painful?

I have white spots on my tongue and that have become painful?

Painful spots tongue: Lets so 2nd opinion and I can look at them. ...Read more

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I have tiny pinkish white spots on the right corner of my lower lip. Non itching and not painful. Started with two some months ago, however, they are spreading. I have four now in a small cluster.?

I have tiny pinkish white spots on the right corner of my lower lip. Non itching and not painful. Started with two some months ago, however, they are spreading. I have four now in a small cluster.?

May be trapped...: Spots along the lips may be trapped dead skin cells, which is called a comedone. If it is covered by a thin bit of skin, then it is called a closed comedone. Spots may also be trapped sebum or sebaceous material. These are oil glands that have thick whitish secretions, and sometimes they have trouble getting out of the opening of the gland at the skin's surface. A primary doctor can take a look. ...Read more

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Large white spots on tonsils, large and painful lumps all over them. Tonsils are extremely swollen. Strep test came back negative.

Large white spots on tonsils, large and painful lumps all over them. Tonsils are extremely swollen. Strep test came back negative.

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT re tonsillectomy . The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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White spots under tongue, rough sore spots under tongue & back sides of tongue also on creases between cheek &gum. Very painful when i bit my cheek?

White  spots under tongue, rough sore spots under tongue & back sides of tongue also on creases between cheek &gum. Very painful when i bit my cheek?

Unfortunately: These types of situations require a one on one clincial exam for a diagnosis and proper treatment. Merely listing some possibilities will be of no service to you. Schedule an appointment with a local dentist. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a painful tonsils this morning and it seems my throat has white spots similar to when I had strep B last year.

Hi, I have a painful tonsils this morning and it seems my throat has white spots similar to when I had  strep B last year.

You probably have: it again or could have Strept A. Seek a health care provider for testing. You don't want to go untreated and risk rheumatic disease if it is Strept A. ...Read more

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Extremely painful tonsils with white spots. Doctor prescribes anti-biotics(cefadroxil). What's wrong with me?

Extremely painful tonsils with white spots. Doctor prescribes anti-biotics(cefadroxil). What's wrong with me?

Tonsillitis: Tonsillitis usually caused by bacteria that will respond to antibiotics. If not getting better soon can also have very large tonsils with mononucleosis. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my uvula that comes and goes and fluctuates in shapes and sizes. Its not painful anymore but was accompanied by a sore throat ?

Uvular lesions: Without being able to see these there is no way in which to diagnose. See your doctor and let him examine you when they are present. ...Read more

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Yesterday I got a stuffy nose, with sore & red tonsils. No yellow or white spots on them just some slight painful swallowing. Nothing more. Am I sick?

Yesterday I got a stuffy nose, with sore & red tonsils. No yellow or white spots on them just some slight painful swallowing. Nothing more. Am I sick?

Sore throat: Drink huge amounts of warm green tea. The more liquids you drink, the better you dilute the virus. If throat gets very painful with fever, need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Just finished a z pack for strep throat. The white spots are gone from my tonsils but a painful yellowish area remains on the side of my throat.

Needs evaluation: Usually tonsillitis and ear infections "feel better" within 2-3 days and viruses typically don't last more than 10 days. You should return to the doctors office. ...Read more

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had sex-Balanitis on penis head, non painful white spots on tonsils won't go away, red spots look like molluscum base of penis. 3.5 weeks total. HIV?

had sex-Balanitis on penis head, non painful white spots on tonsils won't go away, red spots look like molluscum base of penis. 3.5 weeks total. HIV?

Get examined: None of this suggests any STD, unless you have molluscum contagiosum. If you do, maybe from some other exposure; 3.5 weeks probably is too soon. The chance of HIV is low and your symptoms don't suggest it. But since you're worried, and have possible MC, you need to see a doctor or clinic for personal exam and STD/HIV testing. You'll never get final answers online or by self testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, extremely painful throat and ear and white spots on my tonsils, in the last half hour the ends of my fingers have gone numb? Thanks

Hi, extremely painful throat and ear and white spots on my tonsils, in the last half hour the ends of my fingers have gone numb? Thanks

Please go to your: doc. You need a diagnosis and treatment. White spots on the throat are one thing and numb fingers another. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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White spots in mouth? What are they?

White spots in mouth? What are they?

A few possibilities: Possibly thrush or yeast infection or a viral infection causing ulcers or canker sores/cold sores. Difficult to tell without looking at it directly to be sure if it persists or worsens see your doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter has white spots in mouth?

My daughter has white spots in mouth?

Could be something: This may be something or not. Kids get white patches on their tongue sometime from drinking milk. They can get a fungal infection on their gums, they can have whit spots from various infections. If the kid is doing fine,playful with normal feeding habits it is probably nothing.If the kid is acting sick, it is worth checking out. ...Read more

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