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Red dots on roof of mouth and sore throat and rash on arm?

Red dots on roof of mouth and sore throat and rash on arm?

Virus: Could be a secondary hermetic outbreak. Most people had the chicken pox as a child and have the herpes virus lying dormant in their system. A herpes outbreak in the mouth can look like little spots with a red ring around them. Give it a week to ten days and it may be gone. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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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Red raw sore on the roof of my mouth. Swollen red bumps on back of tongue and back sides of tongue and white spots on tonsils.

Red raw sore on the roof of my mouth. Swollen red bumps on back of tongue and back sides of tongue and white spots on tonsils.

Infection: Sounds viral but may be bacterial. If you use tobacco, a palatal biopsy may be in order. Salt water gargles and topical anesthetic will help. A throat culture can help differentiate the etiology. See your physician. ...Read more

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Weird bumps on back of tongue and throat?

Weird bumps on back of tongue and throat?

Taste buds: Likely what you are noticing are your taste buds and possibly some lymph gland tissue (tonsil ) which is normally there. Often they will look like suction cups with stalks holding them up. Normal stuff - not to worry. If you see red/white spots on back of throat, then see MD as it may be strep. Look online for pic of taste buds at back of tongue. ...Read more

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Dry tongue white patches and raised bumps on back of tongue is it hiv?

Dry tongue white patches  and raised bumps on back of tongue is it hiv?

HIV: This is not indicative of HIV but needs to be checked by a physician. It may be simple thrush but please get it checked ...Read more

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My tongue hurts, is white, white bumps on top of tongue and red spot on side of tongue some congestion in throat/ on and off sore throat ?

My tongue hurts, is white, white bumps on top of tongue and red spot on side of tongue
some congestion in throat/ on and off sore throat 
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Office Visit: Too hard to DX over the internet, really need a clinical evaluation. May be able to go to emergent care to have issue seen immediately. Possibly dentally related, but most probably primary care issue for you. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have red sore spots on gums and roof of mouth?

I have red  sore spots on gums and roof of mouth?

Red sore spots: Have it examined by your own dentist. It could be quite a number of things- viral, from smoking, irritation, or a host of other possibilities. We can't determine that over the internet. It's like posting a question, "I have a pain in my stomach." ...Read more

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Lump on neck, lump on back of tongue, white spot on tonsil, red dots on tongue (look like large paepelle), white coating on tongue, ear/throat pain.

Lump on neck, lump on back of tongue, white spot on tonsil, red dots on tongue (look like large paepelle), white coating on tongue, ear/throat pain.

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is "super sore", recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat infections can occur along with tongue and ear symptoms. ...Read more

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Little bumps on tongue lie bumps on tongue are sore?

Little bumps on tongue lie bumps on tongue are sore?

Bumps on tongue: We can't diagnose this without a visual examination. If the bumps and/or the soreness does not resolve itself in 7-10 days, call your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and cough followed by blister- looking lumps and red spots on tongue, tonsil stones and yellow patches around tonsils and throat.

I have a sore throat and cough followed by blister- looking lumps and red spots on tongue, tonsil stones and yellow patches around tonsils and throat.

Sounds infectious: With your symptoms you describe, you should be evaluated by a health care provider to determine if you have an infection that may require prescription medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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Red bumps on back of throat normal?

Red bumps on back of throat normal?

Normal but see doc: It's probably just some lymph tissue and it is normal. If you have further concerns, i recommend you see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Tiny bumps on soft palate, drainage march 2013, bumps on the back of throat, throat isnt sore, white spot on uvula with red outline. Possible hpv?

Tiny bumps on soft palate, drainage march 2013, bumps on the back of throat, throat isnt sore, white spot on uvula with red outline. Possible hpv?

HPV: That is certainly possible and would recommend seeing a dentist or oral surgeon. The spot on the uvula could be herpes, coxsackie virus, or a variety of other possibilities. ...Read more

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Sore throat and bumps on my tongue, what is this?

Sore throat and bumps on my tongue, what is this?

Sore throat, bumps: Impossible to say without an examination and medical history. They may be related or two different problems. See your medical doctor or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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I have big white bumps on my tounge red throat with red bumps and small red bumps inside my lower lip?

Lot's of bumps, huh?: My you have a lot of bumps. However, this may all be normal. They are most likely taste buds on your tongue and minor salivary glands in your lip. If you show them to your dentist, you will know for sure. ...Read more

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Started with cold sore on cheek, sore on roof of month, feel like sores in throat now painful red dots on tip of my tongue.

Started with cold sore on cheek, sore on roof of month, feel like sores in throat now painful red dots on tip of my tongue.

Could be serious: This sounds like an innocent disease called herpangina from a virus that mostly affects children. And it is possible you have it, if you are exposed to children. However, you are 62. At this age some other more serious things could be happening and I would urge you to see a clinician soon. Meanwhile for comfort you can use warm salt water gargles and Tylenol. Good luck! ...Read more

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Having white stuff on my tonsils, gums swollen, painful throat and rash, help!?

Having white stuff on my tonsils, gums swollen, painful throat and rash, help!?

Hard to tell: Without seeing you it is hard to tell what is going on. I would suggest seeing a dentist with experience in diagnosing oral pathology.. ...Read more

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Red bumps on back of my tongue, white small coating on tongue. After tongue brushing taste buds appeared. No pain/itchy. Roof is yelllowish. What is it?

Red bumps on back of my tongue, white small coating on tongue. After tongue brushing taste buds appeared. No pain/itchy. Roof is yelllowish. What is it?

NORMAL: The description you give sounds like normal larger taste buds(papilla) covered by food debris or plaque removed by your more aggressive cleaning. The lack of symptoms also suggests this diagnosis. A more effective cleaning regimen, helped by a dental evaluation should take care of the problem. ...Read more

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I have an extremely red and sore throat with bring red spots on the roof of my mouth. Also red inflamed tonsils?

I have an extremely red and sore throat with bring red spots on the roof of my mouth. Also red inflamed tonsils?

Viral pharyngitis: It looks viral, but the description is not diagnosis. A rapid strep test would be necessary. Also if it is there for a long time it might be a more serious condition that warrants lab test to test the immunity, other neck diseases, and a fungi infection. Probably and ENT visit would be the best ...Read more

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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


Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue or skin that is raised . Red bumps are elevations ...Read more