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Dr told me I had a viral infection last wk cuz I had canker sores&sore red spots on the top of my mouth.it went away,but it's back again.what do i do?

Dr told me I had a viral infection last wk cuz I had canker sores&sore red spots on the top of my mouth.it went away,but it's back again.what do i do?

Tip of the mouth?: Or tip of the upper lip? If so, it may be from a cold sore instead of a canker sore if the skin is also involved. For cold sores, you can ask your doctor to Rx you an antiviral drug to hasten the recovery. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Was diagnosed last wk wit viral infection:had red spots on the BACK ROOF of mouth&canker sores INSIDE of my mouth.it went away&just came back..normal?

Was diagnosed last wk wit viral infection:had red spots on the BACK ROOF of mouth&canker sores INSIDE of my mouth.it went away&just came back..normal?

Can happen: due to incomplete resolution of whatever infection you had, most likely a viral one, or re-infection with another microorganism, at any rate use salt water gargles, and use whatever you used the first time, if it doesn't work, see your doctor ...Read more

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Headache on left side of head in back, tender to touch. Is it common with viral infections and or toothaches?

Headache on left side of head in back, tender to touch. Is it common with viral infections and or toothaches?

Viral: It could be from grinding your teeth, and yes, could happen from a viral infection as well. As long as you don't have any visual changes and able to move all your facial muscles normally, you are okay. ...Read more

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Can a viral infection cause floating spots in the eyes?

Can a viral infection cause floating spots in the eyes?

No : Usually from floaters that are small fragments in the vitreous of the eye. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have red spots in the body of a baby? Could it be a viral infection or a virus?

What does it mean to have red spots in the body of a baby? Could it be a viral infection or a virus?

It varies: Red spots on a baby's skin can be caused by a variety of agents, from irritation due to a diaper rash to a viral infection. For a proper diagnosis the baby needs to be seen. ...Read more

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I've had a viral infection hitting 3wks on monday, no temperture, iron low at 7 but have spots around hip area and down side under armpits area?

I've had a viral infection hitting 3wks on monday, no temperture, iron low at 7 but have spots around hip area and down side under armpits area?

Cannot diagnose: Without seeing you and examining these there is no way to tell what they are. If your serum iron is only 7 you need to learn how anemic you may be and why you are either not absorbing iron or losing it through bleeding. See a doctor and have this worked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is the big painful white patches of skin that look like popped blisters on the inside of my lips part of a viral infection that I have and how do I ge?

Aphthous Ulcers?: It might be due to aphthous ulcers, which might happen anywhere inside the mouth. Cause is not well known but it might be caused by trauma (biting of the lips or the gum), poor mouth hygiene, and even mental stress. Usually it gets better in 5-6 days Try to avoid touching it with food (especially acidic or salty one) as it gives this painful feeling. ...Read more

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What's the difference between pink eye and herpes viral infection of the eye? Can you get either one from herpes simplex on the lips?

What's the difference between pink eye and herpes viral infection of the eye? Can you get either one from herpes simplex on the lips?

Different virus: Although the term "pink eye" is somewhat vague, it typically refers to an infection caused by adenovirus, is quite common, and highly contagious. Herpes simplex is also a virus which can cause an eye infection, is much less common, and can potentially be much more serious. You will need to see your eye md to distinguish the two. ...Read more

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Recently had a viral infection. Noticed white roof of mouth, furry white tongue, and yellow/red/white spots at back of mouth.

Recently had a viral infection. Noticed white roof of mouth, furry white tongue, and yellow/red/white spots at back of mouth.

Oral Thrush?: What you describe may be candidiasis or oral thrush, which is a fungal infection and easily treated by your dentist (or physician). However, you need to have it looked at to confirm the diagnosis and then have proper treatment. ...Read more

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Have a lot of vaginal discharge, not a foul odor but its different, and have a few white spots on "lips" but they do not hurt what could this be?

Have a lot of vaginal discharge, not a foul odor but its different, and have a few white spots on "lips" but they do not hurt what could this be?

Needs exam: There are quite a few organisms responsible for discharge including bacterial vaginosis, trichomonis, candiasis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. If your are sexually active some of these have to be ruled out. Have your doc perform a pelvic exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Viral Infections (Definition)

Viral infections are common causes of illness. Severity of viral infections can range from minor colds ...Read more