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Dr. Jeffrey Cooper
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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 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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Dr. Patrick Ralph
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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 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 bit side of my tongue two days ago, there is no unusual redness. As the edge of my teeth is sharp there, when swallowing it is so sore what can I do?

I bit side of my tongue two days ago, there is no unusual redness. As the edge of my teeth is sharp there, when swallowing it is so sore what can I do?

Tongue: Salt water gargles, bland diet and ibuprrofen help but if it persists see an ent. You should see the dentist to smooth over that sharp tooth ...Read more

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