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Just had a Tonsillectomy on Monday. I now have red spots on the space where my tonsils used to be?

Just had a Tonsillectomy on Monday. I now have red spots on the space where my tonsils used to be?

Dried blood?: When you cut something off, there would be bleeding points left behind for days to a couple of weeks. I would only be concerned if you find pus there. These will pass. ...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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I foundtwo small dark red spots in mouth. Recently I have been getting a few little red spots on my body that itch and cause a rash, is there a link?

I foundtwo small dark red spots in mouth. Recently I have been getting a few little red spots on my body that itch and cause a rash, is there a link?

See a doctor: Impossible to diagnose this without seeing these lesions and getting a full history and doing a physical exam. Go see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have red spots in my mouth! Help?

What to do if I have red spots in my mouth! Help?

Examination: See your dentist to determine the cause of the red spots. There are hundreds of possibilities and therefore hundreds of treatment protocols. ...Read more

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I have red spots on the top of my mouth. I want to know what for.?

I have red spots on the top of my mouth. I want to know what for.?

See below: There are many possibilities. If you are having pain, fevers, or other concerning symptoms, get seen by your doctor. Red dots could indicate, strep throat, viral pharyngitis, herpangina, herpes simplex type 1 (mouth type), injuries, in kids - hand, foot, mouth disease (coxsackie virus), etc. ...Read more

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My baby has bright red spots only on her cheeks and around her mouth, what could this be?  

My baby has bright red spots only on her cheeks and around her mouth, what could this be?  

Vascular lesion?: It is best to check with your pediatrician in this case. Although possibly irritation, allergy, or just a transient skin issue, there is a chance it could be a pediatric vascular lesion. These include he hemangiomas or vascular malformations. Treatment options very depending on the diagnosis. Typically they resolve without aggressive treatment. ...Read more

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Can you get red spots on the roof of your mouth by sucking really hard on the roof of your mouth?

Can you get red spots on the roof of your mouth by sucking really hard on the roof of your mouth?

Ans: Why would you do that? You can irritate the tissue Ans cause even bleeding. If you damage the tissue you can cause damage why would you want to do this? ...Read more

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I have red spots all over my body and some in my mouth. There is a lot on my head. Nearly all of them have clear fluid. Is there anything I can take?

I have red spots all over my body and some in my mouth. There is a lot on my head. Nearly all of them have clear fluid. Is there anything I can take?

May be Chicken Pox: From what you describe fluid filles red spots all over the body may be chicken pox
you should have it checked before you take anything for that
see your doctor or go to er. ...Read more

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My son has dark red spots on his upper soft pallet on the inside of his mouth. Is this just part of a normal virus which will go away with time or something more serious?

My son has dark red spots on his upper soft pallet on the inside of his mouth. Is this just part of a normal virus which will go away with time or something more serious?

That depends: First, does he have other symptoms of a virus or sore throat? If not, then it is likely something else. Petechiae (small red spots) on the palate can be caused by several things including: asthma inhaler, sucking or chewing habit, vomiting, Anemia, and sexual abuse. If they don't resolve within a week or worsen he should be seen by his pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have small red spots on the roof of my mouth. What couldthey be?

Many causes: There are literally hundreds of conditions, diseases, and irritants that can cause red spots. See an oral and maxillo-facial surgeon for definitive diagnosis. This is not a question that can be answered without the problem being visualized by a doctor. ...Read more

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What are red spots in the back of upper mouth in my child?

What are red spots in the back of upper mouth in my child?

Could indicate infec: This could indicate an infection such as strep throat. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Red spots on face, mostly shows up left side and around my outer mouth area after shower never had this I'm 25 in good health what could this be?

Perioral dermatitis?: Based on your description this might be perioral dermatitis which is a very common breakout in adult females near the mouth. I would recommend an evaluation by a dermatologist to confirm your diagnosis. We have very good prescriptions treatments that can help it significantly. ...Read more

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My daughter has a few subtle red spots that are a bit dry next to the corner of her mouth. They don' t bother her at all. Should I use hydrocortizone?

My daughter has a few subtle red spots that are a bit dry next to the corner of her mouth. They don' t bother her at all. Should I use hydrocortizone?

Ok to try the H.C.: If some spots or bumps around the lips don't have pain, they are less likely to be an infection. Hydrocortisone cream or ointment is fine to try, 3 times a day, for 3-5 days. If the spots look worse the next day or two, a doctor should look at them. If the spots look better each day, one can wean off the Hydrocortisone over a few days. ...Read more

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I have two round red spots on the high roof of mouth what could it be.

I have two round red spots on the high roof of mouth what could it be.

Oral petechiae: This could be "petechiae" which are microscopic areas of bleeding. Petechiae are usually caused by trauma, infection, bleeding abnormalities, and often get better on their own within a few weeks without treatment. If it doesn't resolve on its own then you may want to see a doctor. ...Read more

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

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 dark red spots on the bottom of my mouth under the tongue on the floor of my mouth. Not painful?

Don't wait: The dark spots are most likely blood vessels called varicosities. If spots weren't there before, but now they have been there for a week or so, and not going away, then please see a physician or dentist. The floor of the mouth is a really common area for oral cancer and it is best to definitively determine what the spots are than to wait for something unfortunate. ...Read more

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Hello. After cleaning my face and applying ANY facial cream I get some small red spots around my mouth area. What it can be?

Hello. After cleaning my face and applying ANY facial cream I get some small red spots around my mouth area. What it can be?

Allergy: There must be something in either the cleanser or products that you are using causing an allergic reaction. Try using only hypoallergenic cleansers and products. ...Read more

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I get thesr dark red spots in my mouth maybe 1 or 2 theb they go away in a day. Been happening for a week. They come and go. What could it be? Cancer?

I get thesr dark red spots in my mouth maybe 1 or 2 theb they go away in a day. Been happening for a week. They come and go. What could it be? Cancer?

Red spots: Not likely cancer. It could be something viral. If no where else, I would watch for a week. Pay attention to dental products as well - you may have an intolerance to something. ...Read more

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I have red spots in my mouth on my jaw to the two side what is that?

I have red spots in my mouth on my jaw to the two side what is that?

Difficult to say: Please seek the help of a local dentist. You may have one of many different conditions including: canker sores, allergies, gum disease, a dental abcess, or oral cancer, or something else...Please seek help soon, there is no way to diagnose a clinical condition over the intenet. I wish you well, and take care.. ...Read more

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I have redness and small red spots on the head of my penis. What are they?

I have redness and small red spots on the head of my penis. What are they?

Possibilities: There is a possibility that it can be a sexualy transmitted disease but another possibility is pearly papules (photos can be seen using search engine - i.e. google images). These are benign not contagious and common so possibly nothing to worry about. If there is any question as to the cause see your MD. ...Read more

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I ate some deviled eggs at a party but I also kissed a boy 4 days ago I woke up to red spots in my mouth and a tingling sensation what should I do?

I ate some deviled eggs at a party but I also kissed a boy 4 days ago I woke up to red spots in my mouth and a tingling sensation what should I do?

This could be: A COINCIDENCE! ...

Herpes simplex is usually ON the mouth where the skin of the chin connects with the mucous membrane of the lip!
Kissing can transmit Herpes..... (with ACTIVE SORES!)
Deviled eggs CANNOT!

Hope this is helpful!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Red spots around mine and my partners mouth, what could they be? Std?

Red spots around mine and my partners mouth, what could they be? Std?

STDs: There are skin eruptions associated with several stds and would need far more info to try and answer your question in further detail. My suggestion is that if you feel you were exposed to an std go and see a doctor, be examined and tested thoroughly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Red spots on roof of my mouth along with mild throbbing. What could be wrong?

Red spots on roof of my mouth along with mild throbbing. What could be wrong?

Petechiae: These red spots are called petechiae and may be related to some allergic reaction, nutrional deficiency, a blood disorder, reaction to some dental material among other causes. ...Read more

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My son as red spots around his mouth and on he's bum and have had a fever the last few days?

My son as red spots around his mouth and on he's bum and have had a fever the last few days?

Rash: Hi

Does he have rash on his hands, feet, inside the mouth as well? We are seeing a lot of cases of Hand FOOT and Mouth disease, which caused by a virus.
Fever and rash together are likely secondary to viral infection. If the rash is worsening, fever is getting higher then he needs to be seen. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my tongue and roof of my mouth feels like I maybe burned it but a, so had a small cold on and off for a couple of weeks?

I have red spots on my tongue and roof of my mouth feels like I maybe burned it but a, so had a small cold on and off for a couple of weeks?

See Oral surgeon: Any lesion or suggestion of lesion should be evaluated. See an oral surgeon to make sure no problems. ...Read more

Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


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Removal Of Tonsils (Definition)

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