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Q. I have headache, nausea, sore throat with pain and rashes on my tongue. What does it indicate?

Answered by
Dr. Abid Khan
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 09, 2019 and last reviewed on: Jul 10, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am a 26-year-old female. The signs and symptoms of my health are headache, nausea, sore throat, with pain and rashes on my tongue, and gums. Also, I see something white in my tongue.

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From your history, you likely have oral candidiasis. You can take these measures for the relief of sore throat and rashes on tongue and gums.

1) Avoid spicy food intake.

2) Use Nystatin oral drops 2 to 3 drops gargles thrice daily.

3) Use Kenalog (Triamcinolone acetonide) oral base gel BD (twice daily).

4) Tablet Ibuprofen 400 mg thrice daily for three to five days.

5) Capsule Omeprazole 40 mg OD (once daily) on an empty stomach for seven days.


The Probable causes:

Spicy food intake, and
poor oral hygiene.

Investigations to be done:

No investigations needed now.
If the problem persists, then follow-up.

Differential diagnosis:

Oral candidiasis.
Pharyngitis.

Probable diagnosis:

Oral candidiasis.

Preventive measures:

Avoid spicy food intake and maintain good oral hygiene.

Regarding follow up:

Try to use these medications for two to three days. If the problem persists, follow-up with throat, tongue, and gums pictures.


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