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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