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Sore Throat Tongue Pain
See MD: See a physician and rule out a strep infection. ...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?
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.
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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
Pain under tongue on left side when I suck through a straw. Sore throat left side 14 days. Doc said sore throat is virus now I have under tongue pain.
Talk to dentist?: A viral sore throat does not last 14 days and would not migrate to under the tongue. There is some inflammation going on and perhaps your dentist can provide a better answer. I am concerned that you may have an abscess either originating from a tooth or remotely the sinus. ...Read more
I have a strange tongue pain from out of nowhere my tongue just started hurting all of a sudden for no reason. The back of my tongue hurts whenever I move it, and it especially hurts to swallow. Last week I had a 103 fever and a sore throat, but they we
See someone!: Whatever it is, it needs to be properly diagnosed. The difficulty will be determining who can diagnose it since the symptoms you described can be something a dentist, physician, neurologist, etc. Handles. I would start with either the dentist or physician, whoever can see you first, and go from there. ...Read more
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
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
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
Get examined: White tongue may be just a coating of debris caught on the rough surface, or it could be a fungal infection, or it could be an overgrowth of the tongue epithelium. Without a visual examination, it is impossible to tell. And the sore throat may or may not be related. Again, impossible to know witout an exam. Please go see your dentist or physician and get examined and treated. ...Read more
Clear bumps under tongue (harmless so I've been told) and a mild sore throat. Some to be concerned about?
Can have Dr. check: 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
What is it? I have a sore throat and white bumps on tongue? What is this and what should I do? On under sides of tongue.
My friend has several abnormally large bumps on the back of her tongue, no pain, sore throat, and sniffles. What could it be?
Probably normal: Likely normal. If you're worried, see an oral surgeon for examination ...Read more
Sore throat with bumps on the back of the tongue, they bother me a little. Anything I can do to fix this or make it feel better?
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
See: See your physician to find out what's going on. ...Read more
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
Anatomy of tongue: Those bumps were almost certainly always there- you just probably never looked that closely before. The anatomy of the tongue is rather complex after all. If you are having a sore throat — it's more likely the back part of your throat that is irritated (posterior pharynx). Look for redness or pus spots — if you have that with a fever, you'll need to see a doc to make sure you don't have Strep. TC ...Read more
Several issues: The white tongue could be from a coating that can be removed with better oral hygiene and a tongue scraper.... Or lichen planus, thrush or something else. The bumps may be the normal papillae of the tongue. A sore throat is not normal. I suggest that you consult with an oral surgeon or your physician for a personal evaluation to see exactly what is going on and treatment if indicated. ...Read more
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 to be 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
On top of a sore throat, struggling to swollow & stiff neck my tongue is now white at the back. What is this?
I have small red dots on tip of tongue a white coloration also on tongue and had a sore throat two days ago could this be anything?
Hi, I have had a sore throat for about one week and a half. I also have this red like patch on the right side of the tip of my tongue.
Possibly viral: If your sore throat is associated with fever and small red vesicles it is possible you have a viral infection. In addition, if this a recurring problem in the exact same locations it is highly likely to be a viral infection. However, your tongue and your throat can have two etiologies, the tongue could potentially have an ulcer secondary to an immune response and your throat a bacterial origin. ...Read more
Within hours of giving unprotected oral sex I developed a sore throat, and 4 days later my tongue is black and green. What could cause this?
Every time I eat something little tiny painful white bumps appear on my tongue — I've also had a very sore throat for over 2 weeks. Very concerned?
Tongue problem: This could be a fungal infection, but you should check 1st with your physician. Also, maybe you are eating spicy food and stop eating spicy food and start multivitamins like Centrum and vitamin C and eat healthy and that should most likely go away, but you need to be started maybe on an antifungal agent. ...Read more
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