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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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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.

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Tongue pain and sore throat. What can I do?

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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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.

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

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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

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

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Can sore throat cause tongue to look yellowish-green?

Can sore throat cause tongue to look yellowish-green?

Coated tongue...: 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

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What can I do if my tongue has a white film over it and I have a sore throat. What could it be?

What can I do if my tongue has a white film over it and I have a sore throat. What could it be?

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

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Clear bumps under tongue (harmless so I've been told) and a mild sore throat. Some to be concerned about?

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

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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.

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.

Possibly yeast: The white splotches may be a yeast infection. You'll need to see your physician or dentist to determine if it is yeast, then start on an antifungal medication. ...Read more

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Sore throat and bumps on my tongue, what is this?

Sore throat and bumps on my tongue, what is this?

Sore throat, bumps: Impossible to say without an examination and medical history. They may be related or two different problems.
See your medical doctor or an ENT specialist. ...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.?

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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I have bumps on the back of my tongue that r causing a sore throat?

I have bumps on the back of my tongue that r causing a sore throat?

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

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

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 have white tongue, sore throat and bumps on the back of the tongue. What should I do?

I have white tongue, sore throat and bumps on the back of the tongue. What should I do?

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

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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 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

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On top of a sore throat, struggling to swollow & stiff neck my tongue is now white at the back. What is this?

On top of a sore throat, struggling to swollow & stiff neck my tongue is now white at the back. What is this?

White tongue: MAY be from Thrush, a yeast infection. Difficulty swallowing MAY be more serious. Please see your doctor to diagnose what is happening and provide help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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?

Yes: Please see your family physician. You could have a herpes infection or other viral infection or also a yeast infection that should be treated now. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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Bumps on your tongue and sore throat linked to allergies?

Bumps on your tongue and sore throat linked to allergies?

Very likely: This are sings of an allergic reaction to meds or foods.
Keep hydrated and take otc antihistamine meds., see a doctor asap if condition worsened ...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