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Pimple inside of cheek is caused by infection?

Pimple inside of cheek is caused by infection?

Papule: A papule or swollen raied area inside the cheek may represent a gland that has been pinched off or a duct that has been pinched off depending on where it is, it may just be a simple closed duct or the beginning of an infection in the salivary or parotid gland. Conservative management with salt water gargles unless you have fever, chills, sweats or pain or swelling of the cheek or a gland. ...Read more

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Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


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White 1-2mm pimple on inside of cheek. Felt hard yesterday and softened today. Gave unprotected oral sex to a girl 6 weeks ago. Is this related?

White 1-2mm pimple on inside of cheek. Felt hard yesterday and softened today. Gave unprotected oral sex to a girl 6 weeks ago. Is this related?

Cheek pimple: It may be coincidental but i would have it checked out by your physician and get some history from the girl as well. If treatment is necessary you both should be aware. ...Read more

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I have a pimple looking bump on the inside of my cheek and my cheek is all swollen, what could it be?

I have a pimple looking bump on the inside of my cheek and my cheek is all swollen, what could it be?

Blocked salivary gla: Blocked salivary gland duct. You probably have calcification blocking you parotid salivary gland. You need to see your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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My cousin has a red, pimple like bump on the inside of her cheek . What is it?. Should she go to the doctors?

Yes see your Dentist: It could be so many things. Abcess, cheek bite, parotid duct, lesion... Go see your dentis for proper identificación and treatment. ...Read more

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Bit the inside of my cheek a couple times and now have a small bump that is dark red/black; is this just dried blood? Feels like a pimple

Bit the inside of my cheek a couple times and now have a small bump that is dark red/black; is this just dried blood? Feels like a pimple

Most likely: It's dried blood or a blood blister from repeated bites. It happens all the time with sores on our tongues & cheeks. We bite them once then keep biting them since they protrude slightly. Slow down when eating, be extra careful & it should heal in 2-3 days. If you keep biting it or it stays a problem see your dentist. They may be able to grind a small amount of 1-2 teeth to help you stop biting. ...Read more

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Could a painful pimple on the inside of the cheek indicate a tooth problem?

Could a painful pimple on the inside of the cheek indicate a tooth problem?

YES: If the pimple comes from the base of the tooth , and you see that the tooth is with caries or broken, yes. An x-ray is essential as to rule out an abscess coming from a tooth. ...Read more

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