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My 3 year daughter has several small red sores on tongue. She says they hurt. What is it?

My 3 year daughter has several small red sores on tongue. She says they hurt. What is it?

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 (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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What does it mean when I have red sores Hunder my tongue?

What does it mean when I have red sores Hunder my tongue?

Glossitis: Any number of infectious or inflammatory processes can cause this-consult your dentist and physician. ...Read more

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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.??

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

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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 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?

Stomatitis: It sounds like stomatitis, an inflammation of the tongue. It can often appear for no particular reason. If it does, gargling or over-the-counter treatments can help with discomfort. If it persists, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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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.

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

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What causes big red sores on back of tongue and down throat? Very painful

What causes big red sores on back of tongue and down throat? Very painful

Possible herpes: A herpes viral infection can cause these lesions. I recommend that you consult an otolaryngologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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

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

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Fluid filled acne very large on cheeks leave red sores. Using polysporne and peroxide. Not on lips no sores in mouth. Still scared?

Fluid filled acne very large on cheeks leave red sores. Using polysporne and peroxide. Not on lips no sores in mouth. Still scared?

See doctor: I would see your healthcare practitioner. There may be some other things you can do to improve the acne. Sometimes avoiding dairy and sugar in your diet can help. ...Read more

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I have red sores in the back of my mouth is that usual when you have a sore throat? Is it possible as to why it's called a sore throat?

See below: Not all red areas in the back of the mouth are painful, but many are, thus the name - sore throat. Depending on what these areas look like can often help to determine if this is viral or bacterial like strep throat. Seeing your doctor can help to figure this out. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Irritable tongue: This may be due to glossitis or some irritability of the tongue (nerve or muscle). Try some salt water mouth wash or glyoxide drops on the tongue. See an otolaryngologist if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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What is smaii red sores all over that itch?

What is smaii red sores all over that itch?

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

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What to do if I have itchy red sores all over my body that are driving be insane. Help!?

What to do if I have itchy red sores all over my body that are driving be insane. Help!?

Could be...: Possible allergic responses to something such as soap or detergent. Or insect bites. Anti-itching medication or lotion such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or calomine may relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Raised red sores on neck, is this a lipoma?

Raised red sores on neck, is this a lipoma?

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

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Red sores in the scalp that puss and causes headaches?

Red sores in the scalp that puss and causes headaches?

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

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I have red sores under tongue please hellp, what is this and treatment?

Red sores: Sounds like aphthous ulcers, which will heal on their own in 5-7 days.
However, it is impossible to say for sure without seeing them and taking a dental/medical history.
See your dentist for an examination, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Lots of small red sores on scalp. Mainly on both sides of the head. I can't stop touching & picking them. What are they!?

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

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Hi there. I have small skin irritations that are spreading over my body. They are little red sores with white flakey-dry skin.

Hi there. I have small skin irritations that are spreading over my body. They are little red sores with white flakey-dry skin.

Depends....: If you live with animals.....get treated for flea/scabies. If any new medication or food...stop, take benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Zantac.........see what happens in few days. Clean your clothes and linen. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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What might be the cause of red spots on my tongue and sores in my mouth?

Canker sores: Canker sores or aphthous ulcers cause red spots on the tongue usually surrounding a white center and are found in other areas of the oral cavity. ...Read more

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I have small to medium sized red sores on shaft of penis and balls, what could this be?

I have small to medium sized red sores on shaft of penis and balls, what could this be?

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

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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?

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