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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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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.

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 more

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I have constant mouth sores and sore throats, and red and white patches all over the back of my mouth and under my tongue. What might cause this?

I have constant mouth sores and sore throats, and red and white patches all over the back of my mouth and under my tongue. What might cause this?

Candida or!??: It could be candidiasis, pemphigus vulgaris, pemphigoid or acute herpatic gingivostomatitis. Do you have fever, headache and malaise. Please get a checkup and some urine and blood analysis if possible for candida antibodies. It is hard to diagnose your case because of the similarities of symptoms with other cases. ...Read more

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I have a red sore under my tongue, near my back tooth. It hurts to swallow and talk as well. There is also a white patch in my throat near it.?

I have a red sore under my tongue, near my back tooth. It hurts to swallow and talk as well. There is also a white patch in my throat near it.?

You get them often?: Aphateous ulcer or canker sore almost always starts as a red spot then white patchy or develops a tingling or burning sensation before any other symptoms are obvious. If you have a canker sore, your mouth will feel painful. Usually heals on its own within 10 to 14 days. To be sure see your doctor or dentist. ...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 patches and soreness of the roof of my mouth. Quick remedies?

Red patches and soreness of the roof of my mouth. Quick remedies?

Depends on cause: What you describe could be from many things. Without knowing what you have, we can't tell you how to treat it, nor whether it is serious or not. This need a personal clinical evaluation by a dentist. I doubt there are any "quick" remedies anyway. It either requires treatment or time. ...Read more

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I have a red sore patch on the roof of mouth. Hurts to drink or eat.?

I have a red sore patch on the roof of mouth. Hurts to drink or eat.?

"Pizza Palate": Pizza or other hot foods and liquids also can burn the roof of your mouth. If the soreness persist beyond one week, call your dentist. ...Read more

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I burnt my roof top of my mouth with hot tea! Been 2 days now and still sore! Took a flash light and it's got patches of red!?

I burnt my roof top of my mouth with hot tea! Been 2 days now and still sore! Took a flash light and it's got patches of red!?

You will be fine: It takes a good week sometimes for the area to heal depending on how severe the burn is. Soften up your diet and avoid hot and spicy foods. You should be fine in a few days. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause a sore red patch on the roof of the mouth?

Can seasonal allergies cause a sore red patch on the roof of the mouth?

Allergy symptoms: Seasonal allergies may typically affect the eyes and respiratory mucosa (nasal passages and bronchial tubes). Rarely it may be associated with other dermal or mucosal reactions, such as hives or eczema. It would be unusual for pollen to cause inflammation of the palate. I would think of another cause before considering allergy. ...Read more

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I have a sore spot on the tip of my tongue, but no white spot like mouth ulcer or any redness. It's sore when the spot is rubbed by teeth. Anxiety?

I have a sore spot on the tip of my tongue, but no white spot like mouth ulcer or any redness. It's sore when the spot is rubbed by teeth. Anxiety?

Maybe irritation: Could be irritation from a sharp tooth, trauma while eating or a burn from hot food. If not resolved within a week, see a dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Slight sore throat, had white patch on soft pallet, now they are red & on roof, mouth dry, sore, feels like something in back of mouth weird taste wha?

Slight sore throat, had white patch on soft pallet, now they are red & on roof, mouth dry, sore, feels like something in back of mouth weird taste wha?

Dr. Can check throat: 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 bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Have a sore throat more than two weeks, its hard to swallow and breathe, have red and white patches at the back of my mouth, but have no tonsils?

Have a sore throat more than two weeks, its hard to swallow and breathe, have red and white patches at the back of my mouth, but have no tonsils?

Candida: Thiis could be an oral candida or thrush infection. If you have used antibiotics, or a steroid inhaler recently, this could be the cause. It is important that you see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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47yo, smoking 7 years. Red patches on roof of mouth. Tender. Have a cold/lost my voice. No fever, throat scratchy, not sore. No swollen glands, help?

47yo, smoking 7 years. Red patches on roof of mouth. Tender. Have a cold/lost my voice. No fever, throat scratchy, not sore. No swollen glands, help?

Probably viral: It sounds like you could have viral lesions on the roof of the mouth. They will probably resolve in the next few days with saline rinses of warm water 1 cup mixed with a teaspoon of salt. If they do not resolve spontaneously have them looked at by your primary care doctor. They will decide if an ENT is necessary to check it out. You can also buy chloreseptic spray OTCwhich will anesthetize it. ...Read more

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Why is my tongue red and sore?

Would need: To examine to render a diagnosis. Best to be seen by a dentist for a preliminary exam. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My tongue frenulum is red and sore, what are some possible causes?

My tongue frenulum is red and sore, what are some possible causes?

Anatomy?: Sometimes the frenum is just a little too short. The fix for this is a very minor surgical procedure.
Sometimes a habit, smoking, diet, etc can cause this.
Have a dentist look at it to determine what should be done. ...Read more

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I have small red dots on the tip of my tongue the are sore and I dip?

I have small red dots on the tip of my tongue the are sore and I dip?

See a Pro: Tobacco (smoked, dipped, chewed, inhaled or not) causes Cancer. Quit now. If you can go 2 full weeks without tobacco use and the red spots disappear, you're probably OK. If red spots persist, see an Oral Surgeon immediately. This all hinges on your quitting tobacco use immediately, fully, completely. ...Read more

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I was wondering what would cause immediate red soreness on either sides of my tongue just minutes after performing oral sex?

I was wondering what would cause immediate red soreness on either sides of my tongue just minutes after performing oral sex?

Chemical irritation: Check for any chemical which migh cause irritation- even skin lotion or soap, or whatever. The other possibility is physical friction on those surfaces. It's too soon for infection to start. ...Read more

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Have a sore tongue and bright red when eating. What is causing this?

Have a sore tongue and bright red when eating. What is causing this?

Red tongue: Red or strawberry tongue is a side effect of scarlet fever, kawasaki syndrome, and vit b 12 and Folic Acid deficiency. It may also be a condition called geographic tongue, which is harmless and usually not painful.
If this condition has lasted longer than 10 days, you should have it examined by your dentist or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Help I have a sore tongue and bright red when eating. What is causing this?

A possible viral: Infection. Hydrate well with fluids. If sore throat is significant - see dr. For strep test and culture. Upset stomach may response to ginger ale or ginger tea. Acetaminophen can help with pain. ...Read more

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What can I do if my tongue is sore, white, and has red spots. What could this be?

Several causes: The most common causes for this are viral, sensitivity to certain foods or food additives and vitamin deficiencies. Your dentist can help you find the cause and treatment. Schedue an appointment if this doesn't go away or is getting worse. ...Read more

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Hi there! I’ve got a red bumb under my tongue. This is since Wednesday and it’s very sore! I’m worried about it as it’s warm and very red.

Hi there! I’ve got a red bumb under my tongue. This is since Wednesday and it’s very sore! I’m worried about it as it’s warm and very red.

See your dentist: It could also be a blocked salivary gland. Try sucking on a lemon to stimulate your salivary flow and this can unblock the duct. If it doesn’t go away within a week to ten days see your dentist. Best of luck :) ...Read more