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I have a red spot after having a cold sore on my lip. What is the best treatment to help the scar go away? Mederma?

I have a red spot after having a cold sore on my lip. What is the best treatment to help the scar go away? Mederma?

Depends on where...: Hi there, to adequately answer your question I would need a couple more pieces of information. (1) where exactly is the red spot? By that I mean is it on the red smooth "inner" part of the lip or is it on skin on the "outer" part of the lip? (2) how long ago did the cold sore go away? Mederma can work if it is on the outside, but not inside the lip. ...Read more

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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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I have removed braces. My teeth are yellower and have white spots on some of my teeth. Please suggest cure for both.

I have removed braces. My teeth are yellower and have white spots on some of my teeth. Please suggest cure for both.

White spots: White spots are an unfortunate effect of poor hygiene during braces. Sometimes they can be reversed. See your dentist and ask about mi paste for this. Whitening products will not help. ...Read more

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I've suffered with white spots on my tonsils for over a year, holes are starting to appear when the spots come out, what's best to do?

I've suffered with white spots on my tonsils for over a year, holes are starting to appear when the spots come out, what's best to do?

Tonsil calculus: From what you describe, it sounds like you might be having tonsil stones or tonsil calculus. It is also possible that you might be having tonsillitis with active pus, but when there are "holes" left behind, it sure sounds like a tonsil stone. They occur in the crypts or pits in the tonsils. Try gargling frequently. If associated sore throat or pain, you should have an ENT doctor look and help. ...Read more

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White spots in mouth are cancer, right?

White spots in mouth are cancer, right?

Usually not: There are many causes of white spots in the mouth and most of them are not cancer. It is not possible to say if the spots you have are cancer or not, without examination and if indicated by a biopsy sent to a pathologist for microscopic study. ...Read more

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Bad breath, occasional white spots in mouth. Wassup?

Bad breath, occasional white spots in mouth. Wassup?

Oral thrush: Signs of lowered immunity causing fungal infection - need medical rx with magic mouth wash #2 which has nystatin, calamine, benedryl and lidocaine. ...Read more

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White spots in mouth? What are they?

White spots in mouth? What are they?

A few possibilities: Possibly thrush or yeast infection or a viral infection causing ulcers or canker sores/cold sores. Difficult to tell without looking at it directly to be sure if it persists or worsens see your doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter has white spots in mouth?

My daughter has white spots in mouth?

Could be something: This may be something or not. Kids get white patches on their tongue sometime from drinking milk. They can get a fungal infection on their gums, they can have whit spots from various infections. If the kid is doing fine,playful with normal feeding habits it is probably nothing.If the kid is acting sick, it is worth checking out. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has white spots in mouth?

My 3 year old has white spots in mouth?

Candida is possible: If using an inhaled steroid, if he has a fever , may be a viral stomatitis, let your pediatrician take a look, but probably not serious. ...Read more

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Swollen all over, racing heart, white spots in mouth. What is it?

Swollen all over, racing heart, white spots in mouth. What is it?

Probabably Viral: There are a few possiblities here including coxsackie , measles - if not vaccinated or other viral infections. The racing hart could be due to fever or inflammation of heart as well. You should see your doctor soon to get this checked out. ...Read more

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What are the white spots inside my baby’s mouth?

What are the white spots inside my baby’s mouth?

Thrush: Those white spots in your baby's mouth can be thrush. This is an infection with a fungus called candida that is common in babies. It causes white plaques on the tongue and mouth that can occasionally bleed. An oral anti-fungal medicine can help eliminate the infection, especially if it makes it uncomfortable for your baby to feed. ...Read more

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I have white spots inside my mouth in both cheeks. They don't hurt or bother me. Could it be aids?

I have white spots inside my mouth in both cheeks. They don't hurt or bother me. Could it be aids?

You need to be check: There are many white lesions(spots) that can be pre-cancerous. You need to have these checked out. There has been an increase in oral cancers in younger indivivduals caused by the human papilloma virus hpv that is transmitted by sexual means. ...Read more

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My daughter got some cuts on her mouth and some white spots too , he hasn't been able to eat because she cries ?

My daughter got some cuts on her mouth and some white spots too , he hasn't been able to eat because she cries ?

Primary Herpes : Simplex Virus 1 infections at 6 mos.- 5 yrs. can cause blisters that turn into ulcers on gums, cheeks, palate, tongue & lips, fever, drooling & refusal to eat or drink for ~ 2 weeks. Take her to a pediatrician tomorrow; if she appears dehydrated, take her to a hospital-based ped. ER tonight. Offer Popsicles, milkshakes, ice cream jello -no acidic or fizzy drinks. Give ibuprofen for pain & fever. ...Read more

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White spots around mouth and red around the spots no ichy or anything how to remove getting them more and more tryed to squeeze them but didn't work ?

White spots around mouth and red around the spots no ichy or anything how to remove getting them more and more tryed to squeeze them but didn't work ?

White spots: Your need to see a dermatologist to have the rash evaluated. White spots developing around the mouth could be a depigmenting disease such as vitiligo. Appropriate treatment will depend on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Do the white spots in my baby’s mouth mean he has thrush?

Do the white spots in my baby’s mouth mean he has thrush?

Maybe...: ...Thrush typically comes on the inside of the cheek, edge (not top) of the tongue, and inside of the lips and gums. It also does not come off with gentle rubbing. If that's what you see, thrush is likely. Fortunately, it's usually easily treatable, and not dangerous except in children seriously ill to begin with. ...Read more

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What causes white spots on the roof of your mouth?

What causes white spots on the roof of your mouth?

Whit spots: Fungal infection can show up as white spots in the mouth. Make sure to show those spots to your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Can using hydrogen peroxide in the mouth cause white spots?

Can using hydrogen peroxide in the mouth cause white spots?

Hydrogen Peroxide: Some toothpastes and oral hygiene products contain hydrogen peroxide. These have not been reported to cause white spots in the mouth if used as directed. Are the white spots on the gums, tongue, cheeks, teeth, uvula etc.? See your dentist to be sure what these spots are and what the appropriate treatment for them are. Good luck! ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes white spots in the mouth besides cancer?

Please tell me what causes white spots in the mouth besides cancer?

Lot of Things: Simply eating white food can cause white spots. Fungal infections can cause white spots. Very small white spots can be normal. One of the more concerning causes of white spots though is "leukoplakia." these white spots can turn into cancer. ...Read more

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Could white spots on the floor of the mouth be something besides cancer?

Could white spots on the floor of the mouth be something besides cancer?

Yes they often are n: It is often not cancerous. Leukoplakia is one such condition which should be considered. A good oral surgeon or dentist can help guide you further. ...Read more