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Why do I have a sore and itchy on my upper gum?

Why do I have a sore and itchy on my upper gum?

Brush, brush, brush: Sore and itchy means your gum may be inflamed. Brushing with soft bristle brush, clean the area will help with the symptoms. See your dentist to treat the cause and prevent the recurrence of symptoms. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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I had a deep clean 1 week ago. My gums are sore, red, and itchy. Is that normal? I was fine before it.

I had a deep clean 1 week ago. My gums are sore, red, and itchy. Is that normal? I was fine before it.

Not fine: Your gums were not "fine" before the procedure, just asymptomatic. You needed the deep cleaning, which is a surgical procedure, because you had gum disease. You are now healing from that surgery. If you have concerns, return to the treating General Dentist or Specialist Periodontist who did the surgical procedure for a reevaluation. ...Read more

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Had unprotected oral sex 5 months ago. I keep getting itchy rash all over. White swollen tongue with sore red gums. Red/white blotches on palms. HIV?

Had unprotected oral sex 5 months ago. I keep getting itchy rash all over. White swollen tongue with sore red gums. Red/white blotches on palms. HIV?

Doesn't mean HIV: Need eval to better define. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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3 days late, negative pregnancy test, bleeding gums, period like cramps, tender nipples, and itchy throat. What can be wrong?

3 days late, negative pregnancy test, bleeding gums, period like cramps, tender nipples, and itchy throat. What can be wrong?

Bleeding gums: Bleeding gums are never normal or acceptable. See your Dentist ASAP. Referral to a gum specialist. A Periodontist, may be in order. As to the other symptoms you describe, an examination by your OBGyn is recommended. ...Read more

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How come sometimes my front teeth pain? It's like a constant ache!! And then my gums are itchy?!

How come sometimes my front teeth pain? It's like a constant ache!! And then my gums are itchy?!

Consultation: Could be a tissue/bone gum problem. Get a consultation with a Dentist and have X-Rays taken to evaluate what is structurally occurring. ...Read more

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Can dry socket occur 2 months after your gums heal very nicely? Achy & itchy throat, ear and jaw ache, eye twitch, neck pops, same side as extractions

Can dry socket occur 2 months after your gums heal very nicely? Achy & itchy throat, ear and jaw ache, eye twitch, neck pops, same side as extractions

Post op symptoms: Your symptoms do not indicate that it's a dry socket. Dry socket usually occurs within the first week of an extraction. You should get an xray of the area and have a dentist examine the extraction site carefully. ...Read more

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How can sore/itchy throats happen?

How can sore/itchy throats happen?

Many possibilities: There are many possible causes for an itchy throat. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why are my vaginal flaps itchy and sore?

Vaginitis: It could be yeast, bacterial infection, sexually transmitted infection or even atrophy causing your irritation. You should consult with you doctor but could try over the counter medication prior to that. There are also vaginal ph tests that are available over the counter which may help. ...Read more

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Why is my scalp itchy and sore?

Why is my scalp itchy and sore?

Many possibilities: Consider dandruff (fungal), psoriasis, allergic reaction to shampoo contents, conditioner or hair dye- very broad question- more information needed to determine the cause ...Read more

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My balls r red n sore and itchy?

Inflammation: Inflammation of the scrotum from infection such as "jock itch" would be a likely cause. Could also be due to some other type of irritation or contact allergy. Try an antifungal agent if no improvement see a physician. ...Read more

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Itchy sore on the back of my arm?

Itchy sore on the back of my arm?

Itching sore or rash: Hi

without seeing the sore I have to guess a bit. But, given your age I would include in the possible issues psoriasis and/or ringworm. There are some other possibilities but if the itch is persistent and/or your sore is increasing you may need to be seen by a trusted medical provider. ...Read more

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Why are my nipples itchy and sore?

Why are my nipples itchy and sore?

Different cause: Many things can irritate the nipple area
think about any changes with detergents when washing your bra
Also foods can also cause breast soreness like coffee, chocolate, anything that contains caffeine
manipulation can also cause this
you should see your doctor for a thorough breast exam. ...Read more

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I have an itchy sore on my instep, its dry but weeps?

I have an itchy sore on my instep, its dry but weeps?

A few things: It might be a form of athlete's foot, blister, infection, or skin lesion. See a podiatrist or dermatologist for a more specific answer. ...Read more

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My scalp is extremely sore and itchy. What's happening?

My scalp is extremely sore and itchy. What's happening?

Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your breasts are itchy and sore?

Uncertain: Breast soreness can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. Breast pain can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period, pregnancy, hormone imbalance or use of oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Nipples are itchy, sore to the touch/very sensitive... What is this?

Nipples are itchy, sore to the touch/very sensitive... What is this?

Pregnant or not?: It makes a difference in some cases whether or not you are pregnant. Please submit another question with that information so that you can get a correct doctor's answer. Thanks. ...Read more

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My nipples have been sore and itchy for four days now, why what should I do?

Itchy/ sore nipples: Consider pregnancy try urine /blood HCG, yeast infection try, OTC antifungal cream and antibiotic cream or eczema/ jogger itch for which an emolliant would help. Alternatively you are 36 so you may consider a mammogram to rule out cancer/Pagets. ...Read more

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My nipples are itchy and very sensitive, like sore to the touch. Is that normal?

Sensitive Nipples: Hi

i would wonder about the likelihood of pregnancy, hormone imbalance of new start of birth control medications.

We would also want to rule out infection or irritation.

But a good health care provider may easily get this sorted out for you. ...Read more

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My gums have been bleeding for years when I brush but now they also feel itchy and inflamed at times. What could be wrong?

My gums have been bleeding for years when I brush but now they also feel itchy and inflamed at times. What could be wrong?

Infection: Bleeding gums are infected gums. Swelling and tactile sensations indicate the infection is worsening. Your Oral Hygiene regimen is obviously not working. Bite the bullet, see your Dentist. Referral to a gum/bone specialist, a Periodontist, is in order. Go now before the disease does irreparable damage. ...Read more

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Nearly 2 years after my episiotomy - I always suffer itchiness and its always sore. Stitches fell out early. Should I worry?

Nearly 2 years after my episiotomy - I always suffer itchiness and its always sore. Stitches fell out early. Should I worry?

Examination: Have an Obgyn examine the area. They can see if you have any abnormalities or scar tissue. In some cases surgical correction can be done to fix the problem. ...Read more

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I think I have hemorhoids, they are not sore/itchy at all, but I can feel bumps when I wipe, is this anything to worry about?

No.: Hemorrhoids are quite common. They come and go. They do not need physician evaluation unless they are painful, persistent, or bleeding heavily. ...Read more

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I have a circle sore on my back that looks like an "o" it is swollen and itchy what could it be. It looks like a swollen red ring?

It is almost: Impossible to diagnose any skin issue without eyes to see it. It would be much better for for you to visit your doc to have it looked ardor proper diagnosis ant treatment._ however what you describe sure sounds like a ringworm that would be helped by treatment like lamisil (terbinafine) twice a day place over the O and an entire inch around it and continued for 5 days after the lesion is completely gone. ...Read more

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I had an itchy bump that started a few days ago. It became hard and sore and today I expressed a decent amount of puss. What is it?

Infectious: As described, it sounds like an infectious lesion, such as an abscess with draining pus. Have it looked at by a Doctor as you may need antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm having itchiness on my body for about 2 months. It cause breathing didifficulties and sometimes sore muscie. Telfast works though.

Itchiness: I am happy that telfast works for you, but I would consult your doctor or a dermatologist to try to find out why you were itching for two months. ...Read more

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The gums by my upper molars flare up now and again. They can feel swollen and irritated- almost an itchy feeling. What can relive this?

The gums by my upper molars flare up now and again. They can feel swollen and irritated- almost an itchy feeling. What can relive this?

Trip: A trip to your Dentist. Inflammation means infection. See your Dentist for a Periodontal Exam. Referral to a Periodontist may be in order. Working as a team, you and your a Dentist can bring this under control. ...Read more

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I recently slept at my friends house and she has cats and now I'm itchy and have a large sore bite on my arm. What bit me and should I treat it?

I recently slept at my friends house and she has cats and now I'm itchy and have a large sore bite on my arm. What bit me and should I treat it?

Allergic..: It seems that you are allergic to cats based on the information you are giving us. As far as the sore is concerned this could be part of the allergic reaction or something else but it is not possible to tell without looking at it. I am not sure how easy is for you to access medications but you can ask your local pharmacist for an antihistaminic medication which should help with symptoms. ...Read more

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My nipples are sore and itchy?

See a doc: Before menopause there are 2 main reasons for sore nipples/breasts: post ovulation and pregnancy. If menopausal then fluctuating hormone syndrome (climacteric syndrome) can cause sore nipples. Lastly, sore nipples can be a warning sign for breast cancer. In a condition known as paget’s disease of the nipple, the nipple becomes irritated with redenning, pain and sometimes itching. See your doc. ...Read more

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Why is my vagina sore? It's not itchy.

Why is my vagina sore? It's not itchy.

Don't know: There isn't enough information in your question to give an accurate response. ...Read more

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My eyes are sore and itchy. Please assist.

My eyes are sore and itchy. Please assist.

Hayfever?: This may be allergic conjunctivitis which is related to hayfever. If so there are a variety of treatments. Do need to get your eyes examined by a doctor or optometrist however as need to exclude the more serious iritis or keratitis which can also cause eye pain. Please see a professional urgently if you have worsening vision ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could sore/itchy throats happen?

Can you tell me how could sore/itchy throats happen?

A variety of: Reasons- allergies, viral infection, bacterial infection, post nasal drip etc. ...Read more

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My cycle is on but my vaiginal is feelin sore and itchy inside why is that?

My cycle is on but my vaiginal is feelin sore and itchy inside why is that?

Yeast infection?: It is possible to have a yeast infection while you are having your period. Using OTC creams will not be helpful but you could see your doctor to discuss the Diflucan (fluconazole) pill to treat yeast. ...Read more

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Unusual growth in vaginal opening, not itchy or sore rough to touch and white in colour what is this?

Unusual growth in vaginal opening, not itchy or sore rough to touch and white in colour what is this?

HPV?: The only way to tell for sure is to be examined. If it's something new, it may be a human papilloma virus lesion. But many who who are paying attention to the genital area, suddenly notice hymenal ring remnants which can also appear to be rough white not painful "growths". So an examination is needed to be sure. I hope it turns out well. ...Read more

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Can tampons cause you to be sore and itchy for more then a day after you take them out n leave them out for over a day?

Possible: Teh key woth tampons is to change them frequently and you could be allergic to the material, if it doesn;t resolve please see a gyn, I used to live in indy so I know there are many good gyn docs in that city, and if your periods are heavy por long you need an evaluation and u can get on meds to make them less heavy and less days. ...Read more