- Your Dark Red / Purple Mouth Sore May Also be Known as:
- Purple mouth blister
- Purple mouth bump
- Purple mouth lump
- Red mouth blister
- Red mouth bump
- Red mouth lump
- Red mouth sore
Top 3 Dark Red / Purple Mouth Sore Causes
1.Hand - Foot - and - Mouth Disease
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is a mild, contagious viral infection common in young children. It is characterized by sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet.
You can safely treat this condition on your own by using a topical oral anesthetic to relieve the pain of mouth sores. Over-the-counter pain medications other than aspirin, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) may help relieve general discomfort.
- Top Symptoms:
- loss of appetite, cough, fever, sore throat, new headache
- Symptoms that always occur with hand-foot-and-mouth disease:
- spontaneous skin changes
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Cold sores (also called oral herpes or fever blisters), are viral infections of the mouth caused by the herpes virus type 1. You were probably infected very early in life as a child when an adult kissed you. The virus stays asleep (dormant) and causes infections every now and then after exposure to lots of sun or emotional/physical stress. It is contagious when an outbreak is happening, but treatment is limited unless you are immunocompromised.
You can safely stay home or try some minor treatments. As a viral infection, it will go away on its own without antibiotics. Balm mint cream (1%) or topical rhubarb-sage cream may improve symptoms, but it's not standard treatment.
- Top Symptoms:
- mouth lesions, pain on the outside of the lips, itchy mouth, burning pain on the outside of the lips, lip numbness
- Symptoms that always occur with cold sore:
- mouth lesions
EBV Mononucleosis is a clinical syndrome characterized by fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph nodes.
You should visit your primary care physician within the next 24 hours. Diagnosis is confirmed by looking for antibodies against EBV. Treatment involves supportive care (hydration, antipyretics, and analgesics, such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen). Aspirin should not be given to children because of the possibility of Reye syndrome. It is also recommended that you do not do any strenuous physical activity and contact sports in the initial 3 to 4 weeks of illness due to the potential for splenic rupture.
- Top Symptoms:
- fatigue, headache, loss of appetite, abdominal pain (stomach ache), cough
- Symptoms that never occur with mononucleosis infection:
- rectal bleeding
- Primary care doctor
Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Dark Red / Purple Mouth Sore
- Q.How many sore/blister/bumps do you have?
- Q.Do you have a rash?
- Q.When did you develop the sore/blister/bump?
- Q.Do you have a sore throat?
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Dark Red / Purple Mouth Sore Symptom Checker Statistics
People who have experienced dark red/purple mouth sore have also experienced:
- 20% Fever
- 20% Foot Skin Changes
- 20% Palm Rash
People who have experienced dark red/purple mouth sore had symptoms persist for:
- 47% Less Than a Day
- 28% Less Than a Week
- 10% Over a Month
People who have experienced dark red/purple mouth sore were most often matched with:
- 62% Cold Sore
- 25% Hand - Foot - and - Mouth Disease
- 12% Mononucleosis Infection