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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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Persistant sore throat, tender lymph nodes, red spots on tongue. What is all that?

Persistant sore throat, tender lymph nodes, red spots on tongue. What is all that?

That's a need for MD: This may be streptococcal, but best solution would be to have this examined by a professional (family doctor), and throat cultured and assessed. ...Read more

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What can I do if my tongue is sore, white, and has red spots. What could this be?

Several causes: The most common causes for this are viral, sensitivity to certain foods or food additives and vitamin deficiencies. Your dentist can help you find the cause and treatment. Schedue an appointment if this doesn't go away or is getting worse. ...Read more

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I have two red spots on the side of my tongue, that are a little sore. I am not sure when they appeared? What they might be?

I have two red spots on the side of my tongue, that are a little sore. I am not sure when they appeared? What they might be?

Many possibilities: It could be as simple as trauma and be as much as a viral infection. My rule of thumb is that if it doesn't heal in 14 days see your health care provider, probably a dentist in this situation. ...Read more

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I had a white spot on the end of my tongue which was sore I was constantly rubbing it now my tip of tongue is covered in red spots which is so sore?

I had a white spot on the end of my tongue which was sore I was constantly rubbing it now my tip of tongue is covered in red spots which is so sore?

Needs to be seen: You need to see a dentist in order to evaluate what caused the white spot and now the soreness on your tongue and what can be done. These situations need personal evaluation and cannot be diagnosed or treatment suggested over the internet. ...Read more

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I have a sore tongue with red spots on it plus it looks almost like hair on the tongue and a brownish colour what could it be?

I have a sore tongue with red spots on it plus it looks almost like hair on the tongue and a brownish colour what could it be?

Black hairy tongue: This is a harless condition when the papilla on your tongue elongate and are not removed as normally. Causes are smoking, some mouthwashes, medications. Pepto, low immune system that allows the growth of more bacteria and fungus on the tongue. Can be removed by brushing tongue. Will heal itself, no treatment neded seede fist if it doesn't heal in 10 days. ...Read more

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My throat is really sore. Half my tongue is green with slight red spots all over my tongue. What could this be?

My throat is really sore. Half my tongue is green with slight red spots all over my tongue. What could this be?

Throat: May be viral such as mono but could also be bacterial such as strep. Get it cultured today to see if you need antibiotics ...Read more

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I have a red spots in my tongue and every morning my throat is sore?

I have a red spots in my tongue and every morning my throat is sore?

GERD: May be GERD or other disorder. Start with your MD. He/she may refer you to an ENT doc or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I have red spots on the bottom of my tongue. My throat is red and sore and feels very hot, but I don't have a fever. What could it be?

I have red spots on the bottom of my tongue. My throat is red and sore and feels very hot, but I don't have a fever. What could it be?

Infection: You most likely have an infection. Now it can be viral or bacterial so you should be examined to determine if you need treatment with medications or just symptomatic treatment ...Read more

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I have red spots on the both sides at the back of my tongue & also some yellowness. A sore throat has also developed. What could this mean?

I have red spots on the both sides at the back of my tongue & also some yellowness. A sore throat has also developed. What could this mean?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Under tongue hubby has red puffy sore with white in it? Herpes? Also red spots on penis that don't look like sores and not painful. Itch and burn pee

Under tongue hubby has red puffy sore with white in it? Herpes? Also red spots on penis that don't look like sores and not painful. Itch and burn pee

Unrelated: Probably not from same cause. Need to see dentist or oral surgeon and also physician or urologist for examinations to determine causes and treatments. ...Read more

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5 yr old complains of sore tongue way in the back; has red spots in back of throat. What could be the cause?

5 yr old complains of sore tongue way in the back; has red spots in back of throat. What could be the cause?

Check hands n feet: Could be a viral illness like hand foot mouth disease or kawasakis disease. Check for a rash on the body or hands or take a picture of it to help narrow the possibilities or just take him to the pediatrician. ...Read more

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I am worried about red spots appearing all over my tongue look like ulcers but are connected to sore throat?

I am worried about red spots appearing all over my tongue look like ulcers but are connected to sore throat?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat and tongue symptoms can be from strep throat (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if symptoms are bothersome, recurrent, or don't go away quickly (mainly to check for a treatable infection). Throat lozenges and ibuprofen can lessen pain temporarily. ...Read more

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White tongue a few days now, a red throat with red spots there & back of the tongue. No fever, no sore throat.

White tongue a few days now, a red throat with red spots there & back of the tongue. No fever, no sore throat.

Oral yeast?: Could be an oral yeast infection, or a simple coated tongue that needs to be cleaned of its coating thru use of a tongue scraper (available on internet). Also could be an allergy to something eaten or used in the mouth. If problem persists or is accompanied later on by pain or fever, see an oral health professional. ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat, fatigue, white coating on tongue with red spots and a cough. Sore throat has disappeared but others remained for 8+ weeks.

I have had a sore throat, fatigue, white coating on tongue with red spots and a cough. Sore throat has disappeared but others remained for 8+ weeks.

See your doctor: Without knowing your medical history and medication use, hard to tell for sure what this is. Best to see your doctor and test whether the white coating on your tongue is thrush, a type of fungal infection. May need treatment for this. It is a long time to be experiencing fatigue and have this coating and cough. Need blood tests and a physical exam to assess reason. Please see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Severe sore throat pain, sore tongue. Tiny red spots throughout the mouth. Mainly inside on cheeks. Dr said bad sinus? Could be the methotrexate I take?

Severe sore throat pain, sore tongue. Tiny red spots throughout the mouth. Mainly inside on cheeks. Dr said bad sinus? Could be the methotrexate I take?

Mucositis?: These don't sound like symptoms of sinusitis. Maybe viral pharyngitis. But you may be on the right track, i.e. oral mucositis (inflammation of mucous membranes of the mouth), a well known side effect of many chemotherapeutic drugs, including methotrexate. Discuss with the doctor who prescribed it.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/23601229 ...Read more

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I have small red spots/sores under my tongue, on the roof of my mouth toward the back, and in my throat. Mouth/ throat is sore and sensitive.

I have small red spots/sores under my tongue, on the roof of my mouth toward the back, and in my throat. Mouth/ throat is sore and sensitive.

Seek an oral exam: The small red spots could be of many different origins. An avenue to pursue is to see of they are of a bacterial or fungal nature. Please seek your dentist for a differential diagnosis. A thorough exam should yield relief and rule out any underlying pathology. This way the appropriate medication oral or topical canbe given to relive your symptoms and concerns. ...Read more

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Diagnosed acute pharyngitis, 12 days since, fever gone, sore throat gone. Still red spots roof of mouth, white tongue remain. Should I be concerned?

Diagnosed acute pharyngitis, 12 days since, fever gone, sore throat gone. Still red spots roof of mouth, white tongue remain. Should I be concerned?

No: Acute pharyngitis is usually a viral infection. I wonder if your PMD put you on an antibiotic. If so, the white tongue could be a fungal infection. Red spots on the palate still could be the viral infection that persists. Do not be concerned, but if the spots persist see either your doctor or a specialist in oral medicine. ...Read more

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Palate is sore and there are 2 big not elevated red spots just above the uvula. I have had this for 3 days now. I can swallow easily but mouth hurts.

Palate is sore and there are 2 big not elevated red spots just above the uvula. I have had this for 3 days now. I can swallow easily but mouth hurts.

Sore palate: There are several possibilities. This is impossible to diagnose without a clinical exam and additional information.
See your dentist or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Part of the roof of my mouth is sore and burning, with red spots. Is this serious?

Part of the roof of my mouth is sore and burning, with red spots. Is this serious?

Needs to be seen: These types of situations require a personal visual examination and evaluation. We can't know what you have and whether or not it's serious without seeing you. If you want to know what you have and what would be the appropriate treatment, if any, you will need to see a physician. ...Read more

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I have tiny red spots on the back of the roof of my mouth and a white spot on my lower gums, which feels sore in that area. What could this be?

I have tiny red spots on the back of the roof of my mouth and a white spot on my lower gums, which feels sore in that area. What could this be?

Sore Gum: red spots as well as white spots on the lining of the mouth and gums can be caused by viruses. Best to have your PCP check and make sure. Medication may help. ...Read more

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I appear to have a sore throat but I noticed I had red spots on my tonque. What does it mean? How do I get rid of them?

I appear to have a sore throat but I noticed I had red spots on my tonque. What does it mean? How do I get rid of them?

INFECTION?: Hello there, sore throat with changes in the tongue especially if a new symptom is likely due to an infection and will likely require a consult for medication.

Take care! ...Read more

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Hello my throat Is sore and I have felt something on the side of my mouth and look in there and saw a few pink to red spots on me check?

Hello my throat Is sore and I have felt something on the side of my mouth and look in there and saw a few pink to red spots on me check?

That's an enanthem: Basically you have a 'rash' inside your mouth, caused by the germ that's giving you the sore throat you have now. Hopefully all your vaccines are up-to-date, but I would still see a doctor who can culture that and start you on empiric therapy so you improve. Pharyngitis can be diagnosed and treated. The results of the doctor's exam and tests will determine the best treatment. Hope you feel better. ...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 woke up from a nap and went to go eat something but when I tried felt the back part of the roof of my mouth and my throat burned and felt sore so I went to go look at my throat and noticed it wassnt pink but the roof was white and had tiny red spots and

Interesting.: It could be from mouth breathing when you slept and caused a dry mouth situation. If this cleared up, then it likely was associated with that. If not, and is continuing, you will want to have it examined by your dentist as soon as you can to determine what the cause might be and how to remedy it. ...Read more

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I have red spots on roof of mouth to the back of throat and also severe sore throat any help?

I have red spots on roof of mouth to the back of throat and also severe sore throat any help?

Virus: Could be a secondary hermetic outbreak. Most people had the chicken pox as a child and have the herpes virus lying dormant in their system. A herpes outbreak in the mouth can look like little spots with a red ring around them. Give it a week to ten days and it may be gone. ...Read more

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The back of the roof of her mouth has a bunch of connected red spots and she has a sore throat. This happened right around after oral sex. Diagnosis?

The back of the roof of her mouth has a bunch of connected red spots and she has a sore throat. This happened right around after oral sex. Diagnosis?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for a treatable infection). Throat lozenges and acetaminophen or ibuprofen can lessen pain. ...Read more

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I don't have a sore throat but my palate is sore and there are 2 big red spots just above the uvula. Swallowing isn't difficult but hurts my mouth?

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I don't have a sore throat but my palate is sore and there are 2 big red spots just above the uvula. Swallowing isn't difficult but hurts my mouth?

Possibly viral: If the red spots develop into what look like small blisters or ulcers, then these are almost certainly viral in nature. If the red spots are almost pinpoint, deep red and spread, and the back of the throat gets more red, this could suggest strep throat. Either way, if there is no improvement in the next 2-3 days, or if your symptoms worsen, you should be examined by a physician. ...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?

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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7m old low grade fever of 101.5 (day)103 (night).Two red spots on his cheek and sore on the roof of his mouth has a bit of diaper rash? Cause?

7m old low grade fever of 101.5 (day)103 (night).Two red spots on his cheek and sore on the roof of his mouth has a bit of diaper rash? Cause?

Hand foot, mouth dis: Hand foot and mouth disease is most likely. Causing sores on the palate, around the mouth, in the diaper area, and hands and feet, they look like red spots or canker sores (white discs with red around them). Fever and pain are possible. It's viral and runs its course. Pain control is key. If this doesn't sound like what your child has, get it checked. ...Read more

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After month long sore throat w red bumps back of throat I got a mouth sore inside of my cheek. It's dark red w red spots. All happend after sex w man.

After month long sore throat w red bumps back of throat I got a mouth sore inside of my cheek. It's dark red w red spots. All happend after sex w man.

Viral or Bacterial: There are many causes of sore throat. When sore and inflamed, viral and bacterial causes are often suspected. Acid reflux is possible as well. Sores in the mouth (canker sores) are caused by viral infections. ...Read more

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What looks like a Canker sore on soft palate. Red spots in back of throat/roof of mouth. Mouth is also yellow in color instead of pink. What is this?

That's not an easy?: Sorry about that, but I'm certain a doctor will need to examine you to answer that question. What other physical symptoms do you have? How long has this been an issue? Any fever? Maybe mono? Maybe oral herpes? The yellow could be superficial growth of bacteria or damaged skin or it might be jaundice. So, in a nutshell this is a situation where exam is unavoidable if you want answers. Feel better! ...Read more

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Sore throat, white lumpy tonsils, red spots on the roof of mouth, nasty taste, with an abcess on the uvula, also some white spots, what's wrong with me?

Sore throat, white lumpy tonsils, red spots on the roof of mouth, nasty taste, with an abcess on the uvula, also some white spots, what's wrong with me?

Sore throat: Looking at what you describe you may have a bacteria infection of your throat. You should see your doctor or go into an urgent care to get a rapid test done to see if you need antibiotics. ...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