Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
200 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes sore throat and ulcers in mouth?

I have ulcers and sores on the right hand side of my gums and mouth. I also have ear ache and sore throat, and the right hand side of my neck is swollen, with a lump on it, which is causing me some pain in general head movement but is also tender when I touch it, could this be throat cancer?
Tue, 27 Oct 2015
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,  
Medical Topics
Dentist 's  Response
Hi...
Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns...

As per your complain it seems to be a severe throat infection leading to sore throat and inflamed lymph nodes in the neck.
It can be bacterial or viral in nature while at times it is viral infection with a secondary bacterial infection.
The sores on gums and mouth are apthous ulcers and are also secondary to infection..
You can take a course of antibiotics like Cephelexin or Azithromycin for 5 days, anti-inflammatory painkillers like Naproxen or Diclofenac potassium, do warm saline gargles and steam inhalations.
Avoid spicy and chilled foods.
Throat lozenges can relieve..
For sores in mouth gargle with a numbing mouthwash for pain relief, take a multivitamin tablet daily, soda bicarb gargles can also help..

Hope this information helps..

Thanks and regards.
Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.

I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Hello, today I have woken with a sore throat then later in the day developed extremely achy limbs and back. Chest became quite tight and painful at...

Recent questions on  Otalgia

doctor1 MD

Hi! I was hit in the left side of my cheek/chin Friday evening by a baseball from a line drive off of a bat. Besides the bruise on my chin, I have...

doctor1 MD

Hi Doc, I have weird pains in my head. Mostly my neck, but when I turn my head or look up, it hurts inside, but not like a sore throat. Sometimes...

doctor1 MD

A couple of weeks ago I finished a round of augmentin for a sinus infection that caused pain to the entire right side of my face, including my ear,...

doctor1 MD

i have a ringing noise in my left year, at times it hurts but not that bad. sometimes my tonsils on my left side will hurt when i do feel the ear...

doctor1 MD

Thank you, injury to external auditory canal and tympanic membrane after ear lavage for wax removal. Ecchymosis of external auditory canal near...

doctor1 MD

Need to understand location of cranial nerve in thyroid and if 2cm nodule could be causing ear, throat and sometimes head pain . Doctors say they...

doctor1 MD

I had cough and cold 2 weeks back and visited a ENT specialist . He told me I have heavy congestion of cough in my chest and gave me medicines. I...