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Red Sores On Tongue In Children
Likely Viral: It is common for children to have viral causes of mouth sores. We are seeing this in Kentucky now. There are several viruses we see including "hand-foot-mouth" disease that causes mouth sores in children. They are all self limited and require only fluids and comfort measures. Small sips work best. Remember children on average get 8 to 10 viruses a year at her age! ...Read more
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
Glossitis: Any number of infectious or inflammatory processes can cause this-consult your dentist and physician. ...Read more
Helllo Dr. I have a red spotted tip of my tongue that has little red sores and is just in tip of tongue it seems to be causing slight splitting.??
Wait: May be irritated from eating certain foods. Wait. Treat symptomatically with OTC meds (ask pharmacist). If symptoms persist, see an oral surgeon. ...Read more
I have geographic tongue, indents on side of tongue near back and some small red sores with white border. They occur monthly. How do I cure/prevent?
Geographic tongue.: As a matter of fact, there is nothing much you can do. ...Read more
I woke up with a 2 red sores in the back of my left side tongue. I have not been sexually active, it went away in a day. What was it?
I have recurring red sores on my tongue I thought they were canker sores and use patches to cover them, but they keep recurring every couple of weeks.
Could be...........: It could be something called geographic tongue, especially if they are not sore or uncomfortable in any way. If it is that, it is benign and nothing to worry about. However, without seeing you personally, there is no way to know and it could be many other conditions. Do not apply anything to your tongue without being advised by a dentist and regardless see your dentist for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Painful 4-5 red sores on roof of mouth (internal) and some white lesions, tip of tongue has white blister. Fever for 3 days. Due to kissing? Pls help
HSV-1: You may acquired the HSV-1 infection, that is the same virus responsible for cold sores. When the virus causes apthous ulcers, they can be very annoying as you well know. See the Dr. For a definitive diagnosis as there are oral pain medications and anti-virals that can help you. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have severe throat pain, red sores in the back of my throat, bumps on back of tongue and irritated lumps on each side where tonsils used to be. Help?
Have URI since 2/14, could sore throat move forward into mouth have sores on tongue? Small red sores on very back of tongue, kind of burn.
I'm having red sores on the inside of my mouth. My gums. What could that be? And what could I do for that's
Viral: Apathous stomatitis is? May use glyoxide to tr found in pharmacy no need for rx. ...Read more
Many causes: Many causes. You need a workup by your MD. ...Read more
Fluid filled acne very large on cheeks leave red sores. Using polysporne and peroxide. Not on lips no sores in mouth. Still scared?
What would make your tongue feel like you bit it but didn't. There is no sores or redness and the feeling comes and goes and lasts for minutes.?
Difficult to say: Rashes need to b seen to diagnose better. May be allergic rxn to soap/detergent/ perfume/medication/radiologic contrast (dye), insect bites or dozen other things. See pcp or dermatologist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more
Lots of small red sores on scalp. Mainly on both sides of the head. I can't stop touching & picking them. What are they!?
Can you have: Someone check you for lice? That would be my first concern. After that, you have to think dermatitis of some kind (Huge work up will require doctor visit). The nits are easier to spot than the bugs especially in dark hair and they are usually close to the scalp. You should invest in the combing gel because the glue they use to secure the nits is like concrete. ...Read more
Hi there. I have small skin irritations that are spreading over my body. They are little red sores with white flakey-dry skin.
I often GT painful sores on lower portion of my tongue. Red bumpy ones. They come &go away just like that but its quite uncomfortable. Plz giv a solut?
Irritated taste buds: If these sores are on the tongue proper they can be related to the taste buds on the tongue. Either irritated by a course diet or a benign condition called "geographic tongue" where the outer portion of the taste buds slough off causing the area to be tender until it regenerates. ...Read more
I have thrush. I've had it for about a week im taking nystalin for it but it doesn't seem to be working and it's painful I have red sores is this normal?
Not normal: Thrush is a fungal infection usually cause by candidiasis fungus. It can be painful or sore. Often there are white plaques with redness around them. Sometimes an oral anti -fungal like diflucan/ Fluconazole works better than nystatin. If you try the Nystatin for a week and no help, then call doctor for different rx. ...Read more
My boyfriend has been getting little itchy bumps that turn into huge red sores it has been happening for a while now and they take forever to go away. What could this be?
Do not touch!: First and foremost answer: herpes (HSV). No direct contact! Highly contagious. Sorry, IMHO not even barrier method/condoms can and do break. Get counseling (call your OB-GYNE or other), and him checked, know what you're dealing with. Not my specialty here. Sure, allergy to metals, adhesives, poison ivy, etc can cause itchy rashes that bubble up, but since he's your boyfriend, first things first. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Scalp Folliculitis: Folliculitis is the medical term for the infection and inflammation of the hair follicles. This condition can affect the hair and skin on any part of the body, including the scalp. Scalp folliculitis is characterized by the appearance of small, white or yellowish pustules, that resemble acne. The pustules can be quite itchy and painful at times. Treatment is with oral antibiotics. ...Read more
Sores penis: These could be sexually transmitted disease or could be other common skin infections or parasitic infections. Please see your doctor for examination. ...Read more
2 red sores on penis immediately a lot of sex. The sores didn't ouzo or crust over. Went away in a couple days. What could it be?
My tongue is very sensitive almost like it has been burnt, although no visible sores, but feels numb with on the tip slightly red. Thank you?
Burning tongue syn: You may be suffering from burning tongue syndrome. What that means is that the tongue will sometimes feel burnt and be sensitive with no visible lesions. When I see this type on complaint in the office, I tell the patients to take a stress B complex vitamin daily. This will usually resolve. There is a good article in the American journal of family medicine on this. It is available on the net. ...Read more