Does strep throat look like a canker sore?

Perhaps. To a patient but not to a trained professional. If one has a strep throat it's a good idea to have antibiotics to prevent more serious complications. It could be a canker sore, viral, bacterial or something else. Have you physician take a look so you know for sure and get the appropriate advice and treatment if necessary.

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I have had a canker sore inside my lower lip for about a week and yesterday I was diagnosed with strep throat after that the sore began to spread.

Canker medication. Call your physician and ask about both triamcinolone dental paste or kenalog in orabase. Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) applied on a q-tip every 3-4 hours will help with the burning- also, in severe cases oral antiviral medication will work. Read more...
Immune system. The strep infection usually is a secondary infection when your immune system in trouble. So balance of life and nutrition are important here. Sleep well and stress reduction normally will help. Take antibiotics if needed. Read more...
2 separate condition. 1. Canker sores are very common after tooth extraction. Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (the cause is not known). 2. Strep throat is a highly contagious bacterial infection. If the "rapid strep" test positive the antibiotic treatment is warranted to avoid complications. Read more...

I have a canker sore and strep throat. A sore similar to the canker sore in my mouth has appeared more on my actual lip. Is this normal?

Herpes? A very common cause of sores on the lips (not inside like canker sores) is oral herpes ("cold sore", "fever blister"). As these names suggest, other infections like colds or strep throat can trigger herpes outbreaks in persons infected with type 1 herpes simplex virus (HSV1). Herpes is especially likely if it started like a blister or pimple. See a doctor ASAP to confirm diagnosis and Rx advice. Read more...

Throat sore 2.5 days, no other symptom. Poss. Exposure to strep. Just looked--looks like canker sore surrounded by redness, s. Palate. No worry?

May be viral. If there is a single sore and you have no other symptoms (no headache, no stomach ache, no fever), the sore throat may well be a virus. Treatment for that is supportive. If you develop any of the above symptoms in addition, however, and do not have symptoms such as stuffy nose or cough, see your doctor to make sure you do not have strep. Read more...
Yes worry. Visit a physician for a proper diagnosis. Strep throat could potentially progress to more complications if it goes untreated. Read more...

Just found out throat pain was virus and big canker sore on uvula. What can do to relieve pain? No strep

3 things. Warm salt water rinses, otc pain medication such as advil, Motrin or aleve, (naproxen) and give it some time. Sufficient rest and good nutrition is also helpful. Read more...
Diet also important. Dr sandler gave some good advice.. Also avoid spicy and acidic foods and drinks until your throat feels better. Read more...

I have a canker sore in the back of my throat. Is this bad?

Well...it's not good. Important to know how long its been there and your history with them. If you get them frequently & they come and go and this is pretty normal for you, speak with your doctor about antiviral medications (could be a herpetic lesion instead). If the lesion has been there longer than 2 weeks or if this is abnormal for you, see a doctor (dentist, ent, or oral surgeon) immediately. Read more...
No. Its an ulceration in the throat area thats all. It possesses no more of a threat to your health than any other canker sore just in a very uncomfortable area. Read more...

Really painful canker sore in my throat the size of a dime, what can I do?

Topical anesthetic. Rinsing your mouth with a topical anesthetic should give you some relief while it is healing. You should see your md or dds to make sure it's not something worse. Read more...
Concur. As dr. Cohen recommended, best solution is topical anesthetic. Also consider otc pain killer such as advil/motrin/ibuprofen...Follow package instructions exactly. Read more...

What should I do to ease the pain from the canker sore I have in the back of my throat?

Options. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. See physician if not resolving. Read more...