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Had oral sex one week ago and left side of jaw is on extreme pain and white dots/ spots on back side of mouth with extreme pain?

Had oral sex one week ago and left side of jaw is on extreme pain and white dots/ spots on back side of mouth with extreme pain?

Pharyngitis: This may be gonorrhea. It can cause a very severe sore throat and small exudates (white spots) when in the throat. You should see a doctor for this soon. If you don't have insurance..the 17th Street Clinic in Ft Lauderdale is available. I see that your taking HIV meds..so your doc in town (AHF? Care Resource?) should be told. ...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 noticed that I have white spots on the back of my mouth maybe on my tonsils, they are on both sides. Please what does this mean? Thank you SPeterso

I noticed that I have white spots on the back of my mouth maybe on my tonsils, they are on both sides.  Please what does this mean?
Thank you SPeterso

Mucous in tonsil cry: most likely this is dried mucous in the tonil crypts. Gargling with water may help. If it does not hurt, it is probably not infected. Check with your otolaryngologist ...Read more

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Tiny white spots inside cheeks & side of lip was split?

Tiny white spots inside cheeks & side of lip was split?

Thrush : Oral candidiasis (Thrush). If still present, will need oral antifungal meds or swish & swallow antifungal solution. Need prescription. ...Read more

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What would cause side of tongue to be sore and have white spots?

What would cause side of tongue to be sore and have white spots?

Hard to Say: Do you have a habit of biting your tongue? Did you traumatize that side of your tongue recently? How long has this been going on? It can be trauma, oral cancer, auto-immune disease (ie. Erosive lichen planus), etc... See your dentist soon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My upper lip is swollen on both sides near the corners. When I look closely there are barely visible tiny white spots. 3 days w. symptoms.

My upper lip is swollen on both sides near the corners. When I look closely there are barely visible tiny white spots. 3 days w. symptoms.

Cheilitis: Cheilitis is the label applied to inflammation of the lips. When it occurs in the corners/angles of the mouth it is called angular cheilitis or angular stomatitis. It is fairly common. Nutritional (iron/B vitamins/folic acid) deficiencies are thought to be causes, as is allergy (contact with something irritating), & infection (yeast, staph, strep). I might suspect infection with the white spots. ...Read more

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I have white spots on the under side of my tongue, show up a few times a month for a few days -couple weeks, Look like canker sores. I chew. Cancer?

I have white spots on the under side of my tongue, show up a few times a month for a few days -couple weeks, Look like canker sores. I chew. Cancer?

One idea: Do you perhaps have transient lingual papillitis? It's not cancer. Read about it. Check with your physician next time you visit and they are present. I hope you're able to stop chewing someday, but I'm very glad you're chewing rather than smoking. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I just got done drinking a margarita and now the right side of my tongue is sore with some large swollen white spots. it only happens after margaritas?

I just got done drinking a margarita and now the right side of my tongue is sore with some large swollen white spots. it only happens after margaritas?

Margarita sore/ swel: May be an allergy. An allergist can test . Also get the ingredients to determine which component. Any issues with tequila/agave before or cointreau or oranges/beets? Always have benedryl 2-3 pils on you and take when developing a reaction to anything . Avoid margueritas ( tequila/ cointreau) for now f/u w/ allergist. ...Read more

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White spots under tongue, rough sore spots under tongue & back sides of tongue also on creases between cheek &gum. Very painful when i bit my cheek?

White  spots under tongue, rough sore spots under tongue & back sides of tongue also on creases between cheek &gum. Very painful when i bit my cheek?

Unfortunately: These types of situations require a one on one clincial exam for a diagnosis and proper treatment. Merely listing some possibilities will be of no service to you. Schedule an appointment with a local dentist. ...Read more

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My tongue has been sore for almost 2 weeks. Sore on the sides with white spots & ridges created by teeth, sores on tip and red dots on top toward back?

My tongue has been sore for almost 2 weeks. Sore on the sides with white spots & ridges created by teeth, sores on tip and red dots on top toward back?

Sore tongue: There are many causes of what you describe. It sounds like a combination of normal or inflamed papilla, scalloped tongue and perhaps some other issue that needs to be treated. It requires that you actually see a dentist to evaluate and diagnose these conditions, and treat accordingly if warranted. ...Read more

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I have white spots on the sides of my throat & back of my tongue. I had a rapid strep test done 3 days ago that came back neg. What could this be?

I have white spots on the sides of my throat & back of my tongue.  I had a rapid strep test done 3 days ago that came back neg. What could this be?

Any pain/discomfort.: You don't say if you're having pain or discomfort from this. If you're having pain then this could be another type of infection, including thrush. If it's not painful, it could simply be a coated tongue that needs cleaning. Consult your dentist or an ENT to resolve the issue. ...Read more

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Have white spots on both side of throat. Not on tonsils, in the back on the side of throat. Could it be sinus drainage?

Have white spots on both side of throat. Not on tonsils, in the back on the side of throat. Could it be sinus drainage?

Could be...: although sinus drainage tends to be more like mucous and not "spots". Other causes include thrush, leukoplakia, aphthous ulcers (if it's painful). Try gargling with warm water with a bit of epson salt - gargle then spit out. If that clears it, then it probably is just sinus drainage! :) Thanks for using Healthtap! ...Read more

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I have had my tonsils remved and have a itchy throat, wet cough, and white spots on the side of my throat in the back. What is this?

I have had my tonsils remved and have a itchy throat, wet cough, and white spots on the side of my throat in the back. What is this?

Ask an ENT: This may be normal healing if surgery was less than two weeks ago. Thrush is another possibility. Go back to your ent.

See also http://www.Richmondent.Com/assets/downloads/ear-nose-throat/throat-mouth/tonsils-adenoids.Pdf. ...Read more

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Just finished a z pack for strep throat. The white spots are gone from my tonsils but a painful yellowish area remains on the side of my throat.

Just finished a z pack for strep throat. The white spots are gone from my tonsils but a painful yellowish area remains on the side of my throat.

Needs evaluation: Usually tonsillitis and ear infections "feel better" within 2-3 days and viruses typically don't last more than 10 days. You should return to the doctors office. ...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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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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What can cause white spots in inner cheeks of the mouth?

What can cause white spots in inner cheeks of the mouth?

White spots: Leukoplakia is a condition that causes white spots/plaques inside the mouth. Cheek biting will cause white spots too.
Leukoplakia: Clinical term descriptive for a white plaque/patch on the oral mucosa. cant rub off. cant specifically dx a disease.
-45-65 yoa
protective rxn vs irritants
80/20% benign/[dysplastic/cancerous]
4-6% progess to SCC ...Read more

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Why do i have light white spots inside mouth but they dont hurt ?

Fordyce spots: May be Fordyce spots which are small sebaceous glands in the mucosa of your mouth. However other causes such as infection are possible. If you smoke, stop! See your physician with concerns for a first hand examination. ...Read more