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I'm sick with sore throat congestion body aches. Just want to know my temp under tongue is 101. Retcal is 104. Wats going on?

I'm sick with sore throat congestion body aches. Just want to know my temp under tongue is 101. Retcal is 104. Wats going on?

Virus/Flu: You have a virus casing flu. Stay home get lots of rest, drink lots of juice or water and treat the symptoms (motrin or Aspirin for temp and body aches, gargle with salt water for throat). It will be better in 7-10 days and then take it easy for a few extra days. ...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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Sore throat but not sick, happens daily in the late afternoon or towards the end of the day. Tend to suck on my tongue to relieve discomfort. Dehydrat?

Sore throat but not sick, happens daily in the late afternoon or towards the end of the day. Tend to suck on my tongue to relieve discomfort. Dehydrat?

More water?: Your throat and mouth complaints could be due to dehydration. You should hydrate only with water, avoiding all carbonated beverages and juices. ...Read more

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Felt ill. Chills and bad sore throat. Maybe a cold? Same today. Noticed small discoloration on tongue on side (no black) and bump near back. CANCER?

Felt ill. Chills and bad sore throat. Maybe a cold? Same today. Noticed small discoloration on tongue on side (no black) and bump near back. CANCER?

NO….: BUMPS are:Taste buds most likely.
Cold and Sore throat: URI, gargle with salt and warm water, try "Advil cold and sinus" medicine for symptomatic relief and Ginger tea/Steam Inhalation for other home remedies.
If not better in 24 hours call us on HT prime or contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Had a sore throat for 2 weeks. An urgent care said it was prob viral and gave me nothing. Hurts to swallow or stick out my tongue. Should I go back?

Had a sore throat for 2 weeks. An urgent care said it was prob viral and gave me nothing. Hurts to swallow or stick out my tongue. Should I go back?

Doctor can re-check: 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. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat illness is bothersome (as in this case), recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat or a tonsillar abscess). ...Read more

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I've been sick for 2 weeks & I still kinda have a sore throat & I'm spitting up green. But I noticed in the back of my tongue I have many huge bumps?!

I've been sick for 2 weeks & I still kinda have a sore throat & I'm spitting up green. But I noticed in the back of my tongue I have many huge bumps?!

? Sinusitis: You need to see your doctor, as you may need prescription medications, meanwhile use salt water gargles, and saline nasal washes, good luck ...Read more

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5days ago I gave a blow job & now I started feeling sick bones are sore, stiff neck, fever, sore throat, shaking, sweating at night, bumps on tongue. Culture showed strep. Can it really be hiv? Or of it was hiv the culture wouldn't show strep

5days ago I gave a blow job & now I started feeling sick bones are sore, stiff neck, fever, sore throat, shaking, sweating at night, bumps on tongue. Culture showed strep. Can it really be hiv? Or of it was hiv the culture wouldn't show strep

HIV vs Strep: HIV RNA, Rapid antibody test – would likely not give a positive for HIV within 5 days of contact. A culture that is positive for strep means that the bacteria was actually grown out. That means that it was not HIV that was grown. You can be tested separately for HIV. ...Read more

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The roof of my mouth feels unusually smooth, ihave a sore throat and ive been having headaches. I'm curious as to what my sickness is. Sick for 2 days.

The roof of my mouth feels unusually smooth, ihave a sore throat and ive been having headaches. I'm curious as to what my sickness is. Sick for 2 days.

Diagnosis: A proper diagnosis cannot be done over the internet. This requires a medical history and at least a clinical exam, not to mention possible diagnostic tests. ...Read more

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Should I go see my doctor tomorrow since I've been sick since last Wednesday w/ a sore throat, coughing, gagging, with mucus in my mouth too.?

Should I go see my doctor tomorrow since I've been sick since last Wednesday w/ a sore throat, coughing, gagging, with mucus in my mouth too.?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold virus, influenza (Tamiflu may be needed), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, is with moderate or high fever, or with much coughing or worrisome symptoms. Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Couple weeks been getting mouth sores & sore throat on and off, today felt sick & mouth sore & 10 min headache. Is something wrong with immune system?

Couple weeks been getting mouth sores & sore throat on and off, today felt sick & mouth sore & 10 min headache. Is something wrong with immune system?

Unlikely: Can just be intercurrent infection, mostly viral, and would go on its own. Immunity can wax and wane, hence we catch infections, but that doesn't mean we have immunodeficiency. See your doctor for evaluation if rest, fluids, painkillers and healthy diet don't work, good luck ...Read more

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I've just been sick with the flu/high temp/ sore throat. Now my mouth has swollown gums and painful white spots. What are those?

I've just been sick with the flu/high temp/ sore throat. Now my mouth has swollown gums and painful white spots. What are those?

Herpetic primary gin: Your first outbreak of a herpes infection manifests these symptoms.
Primary herpetic gingeva stomatitis has all these classical symptoms. An anti viral med could help but most symptoms take 10 - 14 days to disappear.
Feel better! ...Read more

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Came in contact with baby that had hand foot and mouth disease day later sore throat headache that won't go away cough drops or gargling doesn't help?

Came in contact with baby that had hand foot and mouth disease day later sore throat headache that won't go away cough drops or gargling doesn't help?

All supportive care: If you do have HFM disease, it's all supportive care. Pain meds (Tylenol/Motrin), plenty of fluids & what you are already doing. Sometimes Maalox can help with the pain if you hold it on the back of your throat. Popsicles and other cold liquids can help. If bad enough, there are prescriptions that your MD can phone in as well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to help sore throat/ tongue?

Can you tell me how to help sore throat/ tongue?

Options: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat for weeks. It feels more like my tongue is sore than my throat. The severity gets worse through the day.?

I've had a sore throat for weeks. It feels more like my tongue is sore than my throat. The severity gets worse through the day.?

Too long: If this has gone on for weeks it could be something more than just an infection. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Tongue pain and sore throat. What can I do?

Cold/flu: Sounds like you may be getting a cold or flu. You can try taking some zinc and vit. C to help reduce the severity of a cold. You can also try some otc cold/flu meds for the symptoms for now. You may have to just ride this one out til you feel better. Give it a week and if you are not better or getting worse see a doctor. ...Read more

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What do I do? I have this weird sore throat and bumps on tongue. No idea?

ENT: See your ENT doctor as soon as you can to be sure it is not strep throat; can be very serious if left untreated. See your ent. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat and cough for two weeks and my tongue feels swollen. What could this be?

I've had a sore throat and cough for two weeks and my tongue feels swollen. What could this be?

Pharyngitis?: It sounds like a pharyngitis or an upper respiratory infection which has lasted longer than they usually do. The vast majority of these are viral, but since yours has lasted so long, it deserves being seen by your doctor, to see if they think you might need antibiotics. With your symptoms lasting this long, I would try to be seen soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would Citalopram cause sore throat and sore tongue?

Would Citalopram cause sore throat and sore tongue?

No: Am not aware of any reports that citalopram causes sore throat or sore tongue. See your pcp for exam and treatment. Feel better. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and yellow tongue. What could it be and how should I get rid of it?

I have a sore throat and yellow tongue. What could it be and how should I get rid of it?

Say Ahh: Sore throats have many causes. It would be helpful to know if your tongue is sore or sensitive or tender to movement, or touch, or if the surface is patchy or the same all around. Most sore throats/mouths are due to viral causes, and will resolve on their own. Dry mouth is an often overlooked cause. Strep bacterial infection is another. Acid reflux, and reaction to acid and spicy food. ...Read more

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Why would I have a sore throat and my tongue bleed when I brush my teeth?

Why would I have a sore throat and my tongue bleed when I brush my teeth?

Irritation: Are you brushing your tongue when you brush your teeth? You maybe brushing to hard if so, also possible reaction to the tooth paste. ...Read more

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Can sore throat cause tongue to look yellowish-green?

Can sore throat cause tongue to look yellowish-green?

Coated tongue...: ...accompanies many medical conditions, including viral pharyngitis and colds. Coated tongue is harmless and probably will clear up as your sore throat improves. But if in doubt, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What makes spicy foods sore on tongue and sore throat?

What makes spicy foods sore on tongue and sore throat?

Nerve endings: The taste bids on the tongue have receptors and nerve endings. The spicy foods contain a chemical called capsaicin and this will stimulate the nerve endings and sends a pain signal to the brain. These sensory nerve endings are located all over your mouth and body. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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Help! There's white substance on back of tongue and I'm having sore throat symptoms?

Help! There's white substance on back of tongue and I'm having sore throat symptoms?

This could be a: Viral infection, strep throat, yeast etc. Med eval would help to differentiate. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm >. ...Read more

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Is a dull pain ad the bak of tongue/top of throat indicative of a simple sore throat or strep?

Is a dull pain ad the bak of tongue/top of throat indicative of a simple sore throat or strep?

Can be either one: Mild nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away", which means within the first 3 days of strep symptoms. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more