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Doctor insights on: Strep Throat Canker Sores

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Does strep throat cause canker sores?

Does strep throat cause canker sores?

No.: Aphtous ulcers, commonly called canker sores, are caused by the immune system attacking part of your oral mucosa. It is not known yet exactly what triggers this localized attack. Strep throat also taxes your immune system, it should be treated promply and correctly to avoid serious complications like rheumatic heart disease. ...Read more

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Can strep throat cause canker sores to form on the small palate? I am getting over strep but I have canker sores on the small palate. Is it normal?

Can strep throat cause canker sores to form on the small palate? I am getting over strep but I have canker sores on the small palate. Is it normal?

Hard vs soft: Your palate has two "sections" the hard palate, which is the roof of your mouth, and then "behind" that, the soft palate, where the "uvula" hangs down in the back of your throat. Sometimes there are little "petechial" sores in the back of the throat with strep, yes this may be part of your strep throat. Feel better! ...Read more

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Is there a link between canker sores and strep throat?

Is there a link between canker sores and strep throat?

Not related: Strep throat is a bacterial infection and canker sores are not infections. The exact cause of canker sores is not known but they happen when you are stressed, by trauma, vitamin deficiency or sensitivity to some chemicals. ...Read more

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My gums have become quite swollen due to strep throat and it seems like I have tiny canker sores on my gums. Should I be worried? How can I treat it?

My gums have become quite swollen due to strep throat and it seems like I have tiny canker sores on my gums. Should I be worried? How can I treat it?

Strep throat: Strep does not cause open sores in the gums or back of the throat. You may either have an additional problem with viral infection or u could have two problems. Either way if the sores bother you see your doctor. You may benefit ether from an antiviral drug like Acyclovir or your doc may use a topical drug like silver nitrate to treat the sores. ...Read more

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I have had a canker sore inside my lower lip for about a week and yesterday I was diagnosed with strep throat after that the sore began to spread.

I have had a canker sore inside my lower lip for about a week and yesterday I was diagnosed with strep throat after that the sore began to spread.

2 separate condition: 1. Canker sores are very common after tooth extraction. Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (the cause is not known). 2. Strep throat is a highly contagious bacterial infection. If the "rapid strep" test positive the antibiotic treatment is warranted to avoid complications. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore and strep throat. A sore similar to the canker sore in my mouth has appeared more on my actual lip. Is this normal?

I have a canker sore and strep throat. A sore similar to the canker sore in my mouth has appeared more on my actual lip. Is this normal?

Herpes?: A very common cause of sores on the lips (not inside like canker sores) is oral herpes ("cold sore", "fever blister"). As these names suggest, other infections like colds or strep throat can trigger herpes outbreaks in persons infected with type 1 herpes simplex virus (HSV1). Herpes is especially likely if it started like a blister or pimple. See a doctor ASAP to confirm diagnosis and Rx advice. ...Read more

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Does having canker sores cause sore throats and fevers?

Does having canker sores cause sore throats and fevers?

Canker sores: Canker sores do not cause sore throat or fever.
If you have a sore throat and fever along with an outbreak of sores in your mouth or on your lips, they are probably cold sores, which is caused by the herpes labialis virus. ...Read more

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Feel like I have canker sores down the back of my throat. What can I do to get rid of them?

Feel like I have canker sores down the back of my throat. What can I do to get rid of them?

Canker sore relief: Consult with your dentist now so he can see the lesions. He may prescribe a mouth wash to sooth the tissue while you wait for the healing. It usually runs its course in 7-10 days. He will make a diagnosis from further information you give him on the history of these lesions. ...Read more

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Hoe to canker sores just appear!? Why can one person have so many canker sores in their mouth all at the same time. Can they cause sore throats?

Hoe to canker sores just appear!? Why can one person have so many canker sores in their mouth all at the same time. Can they cause sore throats?

Aphthous stomatitis: Aphthous stomatitis is due to a viral infection. Symptoms are multiple painful canker sores (aphthous ulcers), and often fever and sore throat.
Symptoms usually last 10-14 days. See your dentist for suggestions for pain relief and anti-viral medication. ...Read more

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I suffer from severe canker sores in my throat, it sometimes takes them months to go away. It severely disrupts my life. Can I prevent this some way?

I suffer from severe canker sores in my throat, it sometimes takes them months to go away. It severely disrupts my life. Can I prevent this some way?

Evaluation needed: We don't fully understand the causes of canker sores but they are more common during periods of stress or trauma. Some people are sensitive to sodium laurryl sulfate, a common ingredient isn't in toothpaste. Check the labels and try to avoid this. Vitamin deficiencies, especially b vitamins can be related to increased canker sores.
You should be evaluated by a dentist, oral surgeon or ent. ...Read more

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Can canker sores in your throat?

Can canker sores in your throat?

Yes: You can get apthous ulcers in your throat. ...Read more

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Can u get canker sores down your throat?

Can u get canker sores down your throat?

Canker sores: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are most common on the lips, tongue and cheeks, but they can also occur in the throat on the soft palate. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat throat canker sores?

What can you do to treat throat canker sores?

Throat?: Canker sores can occur on your soft palate, but I have never seen them occur in someone's throat. It may not be canker sores and is best seen by a physician for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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What are the causes of canker sores in the throat?

What are the causes of canker sores in the throat?

Unknown: One of the mysteries of medicine. No known causes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of canker sores in the throat?

Pain, soreness: On the sore site (gum & lips, floor of mouth, tongue. ...Read more

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I was wondering are canker sores in the throat normal?

Canker sores: Canker sores normally occur on the tongue and the inside of the lips and cheek. Although not as common, they can also occur in the throat, an area that is extremely difficult to treat.
Check with your dentist to make sure it is a canker sore, and for suggestions on how to treat the discomfort. ...Read more

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I went into surgery the other day and came out with canker sores on my throat! Help?

I went into surgery the other day and came out with canker sores on my throat! Help?

Owee!: That sounds like a most unpleasant pain. Any dentist can prescribe magic mouthwash which you can gargle. Calling your surgeon or dentist is a first good step toward a less painful road. Here's to hoping the pain goes away soon. ...Read more

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I get canker sores about 3-5 times a month and its always in the back of my throat near my uvula. I was wondering why I get them? All my life

Canker sores: Canker sores are the most common recurrent oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting and no treatment is required. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days for evaluation. ...Read more

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Constant dry/gritty feeling in my throat &what appears to look like white canker sores on & off for 4+wk. PCM checked it & said just a virus-no relief?

See dentist: Canker sores do not usually come back that frequently. Perhaps you need to have your dentist take a look at the mouth. There are also autoimmune diseases which can cause ulceration in the mouth as would be certain drug reactions. Once the dentist has determined what kind of problem you may have, he can either treat you or refer you elsewhere. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get canker sores at the back of your throat?

Rare: I would get an evaluation by an oral surgeon to diagnose what you have as canker sores rarely occur in the throat. ...Read more

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Can u get canker sores inside your throat? If so how do u get relief from em

Can u get canker sores inside your throat? If so how do u get relief from em

Canker sores: Are the most common oral lesions. You can get them on buccal mucosa and inside your throat. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit your dentist today for laser immediate pain relieve. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with post nasal drip & lately I've had canker sores. Can the 2 be related and can you get sores in your throat?

I've been diagnosed with post nasal drip & lately I've had canker sores. Can the 2 be related and can you get sores in your throat?

Sores: Post nasal drip and canker sores are typically not related. However if you feel that you have sores in your throat, you need an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat sushi (raw type) when I have large canker sores at the back of my throat. No way to avoid the food touching the sores and one did a minor bleed but for a very short time.

Is it safe to eat sushi (raw type) when I have large canker sores at the back of my throat. No way to avoid the food touching the sores and one did a minor bleed but for a very short time.

Canker sores?: Canker sores do not usually occur at the back of your throat and therefore I question your diagnosis. I would start by seeing your own physician for an accurate diagnosis. Then you can ask all your questions. ...Read more

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I get recurring sore throats, frequent and lingering minor colds and large but not painful canker sores (no fevers). What can I do? Thanks!

I get recurring sore throats, frequent and lingering minor colds and large but not painful canker sores (no fevers). What can I do? Thanks!

Rest and Sleep well: Studies have shown that the 2 most common reasons for adults to get recurrent upper respiratory tract illnesses are: 1- improper sleep. 2- touching our face a lot!
stress can also be a definite culprit.
There are other pathologies that could be the reason for your recurrent illnesses so a trip to your primary care provider is also warranted at this stage. ...Read more

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What to do about really bad sore throat with canker sores and fever?

What to do about really bad sore throat with canker sores and fever?

Viral or bacterial: Upper respiratory tract infection with secondary fever blisters. You need antibiotics and use vitamin E or blistex on fever blisters ...Read more

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Daughter has 2 canker sores on her tonsils at the back of throat their kind of small. Plus she has 2 on the front of her mouth howl long will it last?

7-10 days usually: During this time have her eat softer foods and avoid acidly foods (soda, ketchup, tomato sauce, etc.). Have her rinse with warm salt water several time a day. If it interferes with eating have her rinse (not swallow) with a mixture of malox and liquid benadryl (diphenhydramine). If other cold symptoms develop then see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Hi. There are red bumps on my throat which wasn't there before and I constantly feel pain in my throat and earache. 3 week ago I had canker sores that?

Hi. There are red bumps on my throat which wasn't there before and I constantly feel pain in my throat and earache. 3 week ago I had canker sores that?

See your physician: Please consult with your own physician for an evaluation. We cannot diagnose nor treat you over the internet sight unseen and without a complete medical history. ...Read more

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