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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

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 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 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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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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Red spots around my mouth and scab over with white dry flaky scabs. Could this be scabies or hsv-2? Went in to get it checked out and they didn't know.

Red spots around my mouth and scab over with white dry flaky scabs. Could this be scabies or hsv-2? Went in to get it checked out and they didn't know.

Herpes labialis: Or "orolabial herpes" is an infection of the lip by herpes simplex virus. The lessons, small blisters or sores are located around the mouth, also called fever blisters or cold sores. The condition heals within 2–3 weeks. Herpes labialis can reoccur 3-4 times a year. ...Read more

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Two little red blood spots in my mouth, trauma?

Two little red blood spots in my mouth, trauma?

May be: It depends on where is it,
if its on the inside of the cheek or the edge of the tongue might be trauma from accidentally biting them,
some other forms of trauma to soft tissue are from eating rough foods like chips and nuts.
If it did not go away in a few days consult a dentist asap ...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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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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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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I have dark red spots on the bottom of my mouth under the tongue on the floor of my mouth. Not painful?

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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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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I have red spots in the roof of my mouth nose has been stopped up an bleeding what could this mean. I'm freaking out?

I have red spots in the roof of my mouth nose has been stopped up an bleeding what could this mean. I'm freaking out?

Infection: Bacterial. See pmd. Treatment with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the meantime will help. Vit c, chicken soup, change tooth brush. ...Read more

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I have 5 red spots on the roof of my mouth. No other symptoms. What could be causing them, and should I see a doctor or wait and see if they go away?

I have 5 red spots on the roof of my mouth. No other symptoms. What could be causing them, and should I see a doctor or wait and see if they go away?

Irritation: Since you have no pain they are not likely cause by the virus that causes cold sores. If adjacent to a tooth it could be your tooth brush is not drying out completely between uses. Alternate TB if this is the case. Foods can irritate minor salivary glands or smoking. All of the above should clear up in 2 wks or less. If not, you need to see a health professional. ...Read more

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I have red spots at the back of my mouth my throat has being irrated a while now but not over painful just rough?

I have red spots at the back of my mouth my throat has being irrated a while now but not over painful just rough?

Need examination: Impossible to offer you a precise diagnosis, or for that matter appropriate treatment, without a physical examination and a complete medical history from you to identify risks, exposures, pre-existing issues, duration of symptoms, etc. Go see your doctor please. ...Read more

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Red spots on the roof of my mouth (hard palate) and tender to touch. It feels smooth and swollen where the spots are.

Red spots on the roof of my mouth (hard palate) and tender to touch. It feels smooth and swollen where the spots are.

See your dentist: Red spots on the roof of the mouth may be due to many reasons like bacterial infection, viral infection, vitamin deficiencies or allergies. Gargle with warm salt water 3 X per day to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort. However, if the symptoms persist more than 7-10 days please visit your dentist. ...Read more

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Dr told me I had a viral infection last wk cuz I had canker sores&sore red spots on the top of my mouth. It went away, but it's back again. What do I do?

Dr told me I had a viral infection last wk cuz I had canker sores&sore red spots on the top of my mouth. It went away, but it's back again. What do I do?

Tip of the mouth?: Or tip of the upper lip? If so, it may be from a cold sore instead of a canker sore if the skin is also involved. For cold sores, you can ask your doctor to Rx you an antiviral drug to hasten the recovery. ...Read more

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I have these weird red spots on the roof of my mouth and back of my throat. No pain and itches sometimes dry mouth sinus drainage in throat only?

I have these weird red spots on the roof of my mouth and back of my throat. No pain and itches sometimes dry mouth sinus drainage in throat only?

Have checked: The only good way to determine if something is abnormal or not is to have it evaluated by either a dentist or physician. I would suggest having it looked at by one of those health care providers. ...Read more

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While brushing my teeth, I noticed 4 red spots on the roof of my mouth near the back near my throat. What could they be?

While brushing my teeth, I noticed 4 red spots on the roof of my mouth near the back near my throat. What could they be?

Many possibilities &: There is no way to know without actually examining you. It could be something benign and temporary and go away within a few days or something more serious in need of treatment. Merely giving you a list of possibilities isn't very helpful. If you want to know for sure, see your dentist. Regardless, any lesion that remains longer than 2 weeks needs to be diagnosed! ...Read more

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I have an extremely red and sore throat with bring red spots on the roof of my mouth. Also red inflamed tonsils?

Viral pharyngitis: It looks viral, but the description is not diagnosis. A rapid strep test would be necessary. Also if it is there for a long time it might be a more serious condition that warrants lab test to test the immunity, other neck diseases, and a fungi infection. Probably and ENT visit would be the best ...Read more

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Why do I have red, scabbed over spots in my mouth?

Why do I have red, scabbed over spots in my mouth?

Cold sores: Due to herpes simplex virus. usually they clear up without treatment within 7 to 14 days. ...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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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

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