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Red spots inside mouth on lower lip. No pain no blisters...They are smooth just noticed last night. Almost back to normal today. Is this oral herpes?

Red spots inside mouth on lower lip. No pain no blisters...They are smooth just noticed last night. Almost back to normal today. Is this oral herpes?

Not oral herpes: Oral herpes is painful and also would not resolve in such a short period of time. Sometimes the small salivary glands i the lips can look like small red spots. If it resolves on its own within the next 24-48 hour then i wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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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 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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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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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 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 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

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