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Sore throat and swollen gums?

Sore throat and swollen gums?

Viral: Possibly viral infection given the season. Allergy is another consideration. If you have other symptoms, please relay those. ...Read more

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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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Sore throat mouth sores and swollen gums. Allergies?

Sore throat mouth sores and swollen gums. Allergies?

Probably not allergy: This sounds very much like a viral infection. Herpangina, herpetic stomatitis, and hand-foot-and mouth disease all have similar symptoms. All will heal on their own in 7-10 days. See your dentist or ENT specialist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Sore throat, swollen glands, swollen roof of mouth and under tongue and sores on tongue. What could it be?

Sore throat, swollen glands, swollen roof of mouth and under tongue and sores on tongue. What could it be?

Perhaps: Strep throat, mononucleosis, or other viruses. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. ...Read more

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Can strep throat make your gums and teeth hurt?

Can strep throat make your gums and teeth hurt?

Strep: Strep does not typically cause tooth pain. Dehydration could do this. If you have not seen a doctor yet, please do this. Strep can be a serious infection and is contagious. You need to, be treated. If your teeth are still sensitive after treatment then you should see a dentist. ...Read more

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My gum is swollen around my wisdom teeth, difficulty swallowing, swollen lymph nodes and a slight headache.

My gum is swollen around my wisdom teeth, difficulty swallowing, swollen lymph nodes and a slight headache.

Wisdom teeth: A common problem around wisdom teeth is an infection due to food or bacterial impaction under the gums, called pericorinitis. However, it is impossible to know for sure without a clinical exam and x-rays. Make an appointment with your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Help I have a sore throat, swollen glands, ulcers all over my gums throat and tongue please help?

Help I have a sore throat, swollen glands, ulcers all over my gums throat and tongue please help?

Ear pain tired: It sounds like you have an ear or sinus infection or if the throat is very swollen on one side you might have a peritonsillar abscess. If you have a fever and /or difficulty swallowing see a doctor right away. This could also be seasonal allergies and and over the counter allergy/sinus medicine might help. Stuffed up sinuses make it hard to sleep thus accounting for your fatigue. ...Read more

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Sore throat on one side, swollen lymph gland, hard to swallow, and back teeth very painfull with swollen gum? Is that from cavity?

Sore throat on one side, swollen lymph gland, hard to swallow, and back teeth very painfull with swollen gum? Is that from cavity?

Sore throat : You may have any number of problems, including infected wisdom teeth, periodontal (gum and bone) disease, or other soft tissue infection(s). Advanced tooth decay and abscess could cause pain and this much local soft tissue inflammation but the other conditions are equally important to identify and treat. See a dentist or oral surgeon immediately ...Read more

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Having white stuff on my tonsils, gums swollen, painful throat and rash, help!?

Having white stuff on my tonsils, gums swollen, painful throat and rash, help!?

Hard to tell: Without seeing you it is hard to tell what is going on. I would suggest seeing a dentist with experience in diagnosing oral pathology.. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and ear ache for 2.5 weeks. Yellow mucous and yellow patches on tonsils. Red swollen throat, painful swallowing and talking.

Dr. Joel Teig Dr. Teig
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I have a sore throat and ear ache for 2.5 weeks. Yellow mucous and yellow patches on tonsils. Red swollen throat, painful swallowing and talking.

Tonsilits: Kitten - of course without examining you i cannot be completely sure, but your symptoms are common with tonsillitis. Do yourself a favor and contact your physician. The correct antibiotics are important to prevent future problems. ...Read more

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Does strep throat make your gums swell?

Does strep throat make your gums swell?

Possibly...: Strep throat is caused by a streptococcal infection of the pharynx, well away from the gum tissue. Most sore throats are not true strep. However, you can develop a strep infection of the gum tissue which could cause swelling. Are you under treatment? If not, you should see your family physician for management of your strep throat and your family dentist for evaluation of your swollen gums. ...Read more

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Massive outbreak of cold sores on top lip and nostril. Sore tongue, sore gums and sore throat?

Massive outbreak of cold sores on top lip and nostril. Sore tongue, sore gums and sore throat?

First episode?: This sounds like primary herpes simplex gingivostomatitis. Untreated it may last 3 weeks but Acyclovir (zovirax) or valayclovir (valtrex) should lessen it substantially. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Red mouth bumps and fever and one swollen lymph node. help?

Red mouth bumps and fever and one swollen lymph node. help?

Any risk for HIV : Commonest reason will be throat infection.. However depending upon your sexual history please do consider getting testing for HIV as well. ...Read more

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What do these symptoms indicate: white tongue with sore spots, fever, swollen sensitive gums, and sore throat?

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What do these symptoms indicate: white tongue with sore spots, fever, swollen sensitive gums, and sore throat?

Viral pharyngitis: There is no specific treatment for viral pharyngitis. You can relieve symptoms by gargling with warm salt water several times a day and take NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC. You should see your doctor if have a sore throat for more than a week. ...Read more

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Swollen and red uvula that touches my tongue. Some difficulty swallowing. Infection?

Swollen and red uvula that touches my tongue. Some difficulty swallowing. Infection?

Sounds like: An inflammation that would probably benefit by being looked at by your physician or ent. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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Swollen Throat (Definition)

Throat swelling is where the tissues of the throat become enlarged. This can occur due to inflammation (such as an infection) or ...Read more