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Can throat ulcers be a symptom of mold exposure?

Can throat ulcers be a symptom of mold exposure?

No: More likely a viral infection - coxsackie viruse causes herpangina with fever and ulcers on the soft palate and throat. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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I have ulcer type white spots at the back of my throat, they don't seem to be on my tonsils but I've had a sore throat and flu like symptoms 4 2 days.

I have ulcer type white spots at the back of my throat, they don't seem to be on my tonsils but I've had a sore throat and flu like symptoms 4 2 days.

Well: Generally this could be many things tonsillitis viral pharyngitis up this ulcers herpes stomatitis strep throat. Consult health app or primary care doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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My glands in my neck have been larger for the past month and I had some ulcers on my tongue. I had no other symptoms. Is this allergies?

My glands in my neck have been larger for the past month and I had some ulcers on my tongue. I had no other symptoms. Is this allergies?

Time for doctor: I doubt it is just allergies, but to find out you need an exam by a doctor. The ulcers will need a look and maybe a piece taken for a microscopic examination. ...Read more

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How to cure tmj? My symptoms are jaw ache on the right side, feeling of ulcer near tongue, difficult to chew & eat, ache near neck.

How to cure tmj? My symptoms are jaw ache on the right side, feeling of ulcer near tongue, difficult to chew & eat, ache near neck.

Oh my! Two issues: At once! Miserable. Get your dentist to treat the ulcer with medication/prescribe topical meds. Lasers work well too. Your TMJ issue needs proper diagnosis. A good start is to locate a dentist that treats the issue ;get into a passive bite guard/splint that is balanced to your bite ; allows for proper function. Symptoms of "tmj" many times are more about muscle issues ; proper diagnosis is essenti. ...Read more

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I have uveitis, fatigue, photophobia, ulcer, back pain, stiff neck, joint pain, pain in the night, etc. Do these symptoms confirm ankylosing spondylitis?

I have uveitis, fatigue, photophobia, ulcer, back pain, stiff neck, joint pain, pain in the night, etc. Do these symptoms confirm ankylosing spondylitis?

No: There are a number of disorders that can cause your symptoms, ankylosing spondylitis being one of them. Ankylosing spondylitis can be diagnosed with a blood test... Hlab27. A rheumatologist is best qualified to sort out what's going on with you. ...Read more

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How can I treat a throat ulcer?

How can I treat a throat ulcer?

ENT Eval: Must be seen to determine if ulceration is due to trauma, infection, or malignancy like cancer with can be ruled out by simple biopsy (if needed). Better to be safe than sorry. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Wat could I eat with throat ulcers?

Wat could I eat with throat ulcers?

Soup: Yogurt
milk
buttermilk
anything that doesnot hurt!
get treated
what is the cause?
Candida, mono, ? Strept, infection! ...Read more

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What can you do about ulcers on the throat?

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What can you do about ulcers on the throat?

Throat ulcers: Gargle with salt water, reduce stress and with adequate sleep of 8 hours per night, ibuprofen for pain. See your primary care doctor for examination. ...Read more

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What causes a throat ulcer to go away quickly?

What causes a throat ulcer to go away quickly?

Mouth uclers: I agree with salt water gargle therapy entirely. Another thing that has served me well is magic mouth wash - 5 cc of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (liquid) + 5 cc of maalox + 5 of viscous Lidocaine + 1 table spoon of water. Mix it, swish and spit. Do it as needed. ...Read more

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Ulcer in the top part of throat. What can I do?

Ulcer in the top part of throat. What can I do?

Throat Ulcers: A persistent ulcer anywhere (more than 5 days) needs professional consultation. It could be anything. The md, oral surgeon/dds will rx something appropriate or start appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are some non-serious causes of throat ulcers?

What are some non-serious causes of throat ulcers?

Ulcers: Apthous stomatitis, contact allergy, acidic mucosal injuries from lemons and limes, cheek biting, etc. ...Read more

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How do I present a speech if I have painful ulcers around throat?

How do I present a speech if I have painful ulcers around throat?

Speech disability: An oral surgeon ENT needs to evaluate your ulcers. They can rx a mouth rinse that is a temporary fix. Dental elixir 123/ miracle mouth rinse, is a formulation of benadry/ vicous lidocaine/ and malox. It only numbs the throat. Nothing else. Good luck with the speech. ...Read more

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I keep getting ulcers at the back of my throat, what could be wrong?

Examination: Throast ulcers can be due to a variety of disorders. Some benign, some life threatening. See ENT doc for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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I've had one big ulcer near my throat for over a week. When should I start worrying? Hurts like a mofo.

Now: You should get seen to see why you have a large ulcer there. Certain conditions like herpes can cause oral ulcers there and can be treated with medications to lessen the pain and speed healing. ...Read more

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I've had, what seems to be an ulcer sitting at the back of my throat for over a week now. What should I do?

I've had, what seems to be an ulcer sitting at the back of my throat for over a week now. What should I do?

Aphthous ulcer: Aphthous ulcers (canker sore) are the most common cause of ulcers seen in the mouth area. The exact cause is unknown but they are not infectious or contagious. Some of the contributing factors are stress, genetics, injury to mouth, changes in hormone levels. Oragel is OTC gel for pain relief. Triamcinolone in Orabase is an Rx that can speed healing see: http://bit. Ly/1ySZhAy ...Read more

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I see some ulcers in my throat. Help?

See a doctor: It is not normal to have an ulcer in your thrat. If you can see it and if it has been there foe a while, then go and see a e.N.T specialist immediately. ...Read more

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What should I use as pain relief on my throat ulcer?

What should I use as pain relief on my throat ulcer?

Throat pain: There are several ways to treat a sore throat- salt water gargles, listerine zero rinses, cepacol rinses- all over the counter oral rinses that will assist with keeping the area clean and assist in promoting healing. Motrin can assist, to coat the ulcer, a cocktail of maalox and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with or without some lido swish and spit can cover the sore so you can eat and swallow. Dds/md rx needed. ...Read more

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How to treat an ulcer on the top part of the throat?

See your doctor: I would first make sure of the cause of that ulcer. Please see your doctor. Once we know the cause the treatment becomes more predictable. ...Read more

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Not sure if I have an ulcer or spot at back of throat?

Not sure if I have an ulcer or spot at back of throat?

Throat ulcer/spot: Oral-pharynx marks spots ulcers need professional evaluation without delay. They are usually benign, but may be something else too. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many months until bulimia causes damage like ulcers and throat damage?

Can you let me know how many months until bulimia causes damage like ulcers and throat damage?

Bulimia: There is no fixed time, if you are sensitive you can get ulcers, electrolyte imbalance can happen anytime. ...Read more

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Can throat ulcers cause chest pain?

Throat: Throat ulcers localized to throat won't cause chest pain. If associated with other process they could. ...Read more

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Can ulcers be a sign of strep throat?

Ulcers Where?: Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils w white exudates; small red dots on roof of mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. Complications :infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin, blood as well as scarlet fever, inflammation of kidney (glomerulonephritis) ; eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to drink when I have throat ulcer?

Is it harmful to drink when I have throat ulcer?

Drink what?: We need to stay hydrated, even if you have a sore throat. It's very rare that we would tell you not to drink plenty of water & fluids. You'll know that you're drinking enough fluids when you urinate pale or clear urine regularly. Obviously, avoid those fluids that irritate your throat, especially w/throat ulcer. Water should be fine. No benefit from sugar-sweetened drinks. Follow up closely w/doc. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for a big throat ulcer?

Consult with ENT: You must be under the care of an ear nose ; throat specialist. That ulcer could be due to many kinds of infectious organisms. Cultures should be done to identify the cause. Also what looks like an ulcer could also be the beginning of a cancer and that also has to be ruled out. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of an ulcer on the back of my throat?

Depends: It depends on the cause/how far back in the throat/general health/smoking habits/oral habits
if the cause was mechanical, then it should heal on its own in a few days...Gargling with a mild salt water may help.
There are many systemic diseases that can cause/result in an ulcerations in the mouth/throat...See your doc immediately if it doesn't resolve in a few days. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of an ulcer at the back of my throat?

Throat ulcer: Usually ulcers which although quite annoying and painful, are self limited and resolve on their own in 10 to 14 days. If recurrent they should be evaluated. If sexually active, an std (herpes, syphilis, should be considered) and must be tested. Unfortunately, supportive care often prescribed for 'simple' ulcers (salves, creams, rinses, lotions, etc) is of little benefit. ...Read more

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Throat ulcers. Dr gave me lidocaine, not helping. Cant eat or drink. What can I do, this pain is unbearable.

Throat ulcers. Dr gave me lidocaine, not helping. Cant eat or drink. What can I do, this pain is unbearable.

It depends: It depends on how long they have been there, Lidocaine is just a numbing medication, it won't treat them, if they have been there for more than a couple of weeks I advise you to see a physician. ...Read more

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How do having an ulcer in your stomach, and an ulcer in your throat differ?

How do having an ulcer in your stomach, and an ulcer in your throat differ?

Location: Ulcers in the stomach are usually related to deficient protection mechanisms against acid or a hormone-driven overproduction thereof. In the throat, they are more likely to be related to a viral eruption or, less commonly, cancer. Get checked by a GI and/or ENT who can look at both for you and give you personalized advice. ...Read more

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How to treat an aphthous ulcer at back of throat?

Ulcers last 1-2weeks: Ulcers usually last one to two weeks. Avoid irritating the area and try over the counter medication! ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a bleeding ulcer in throat?

What can I do to treat a bleeding ulcer in throat?

See a doctor: Canker sores are the most common ulcer but they don't bleed unless bitten. Bleeding is a worrisome sign and should be seen by a physician to ensure it is not malignant. There is no debate on this. ...Read more

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Why do I have ulcers down the back of my throat on my tongue?

Why do I have ulcers down the back of my throat on my tongue?

Many Possibilities: There are many conditions which can cause these types of symptoms. Most are viral or bacterial. Some can be fairly harmless, like acommon cold. Some can be very serious and need immediate treatment. If your symptoms persist more than a couple of days, or if they're getting worse (especially if you have a fever), see a doctor right away. You might be very sick, & you can't diagnose this yourself. ...Read more

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Does acid reflux cause Cold feeling in the throat? Could it be ulcers????

Does acid reflux cause Cold feeling in the throat? Could it be ulcers????

Burning feeling: Acid reflux is Hydrochloric acid with is extremely caustic and a burning sensation can be felt. Many people are completely unaware that any reflux is occurring so it is called occult. Ulcers in the stomach doesn't present as a cold feeling in the throat. Do you have abdominal pain? Are you a smoker, gum chewer? These can contribute to increased acid production. ...Read more

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Do you think I should be gargling mouthwash when I have a ulcer in my throat?

Do you think I should be gargling mouthwash when I have a ulcer in my throat?

No - Use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate): Instead of the irritation of mouthwash; get a rx for Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) from your dentist. This is a liquid that you can have soak (now swish) in you mouth to disable bacteria and assist in the healing of irritated and sore tissue. The nih results was that this solution will soak into the tissue and time release over the next 12 hours. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...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