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i have white spots in the back of my throat

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Wineman
39 years experience Dentistry
Thrush: White spots in your throat could be indicative of candidiasis or thrush. An anti-fungal medication may be needed. Visit your dentist or local urgent c ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Many possibilities: Could be tonsillar calculi (stones in your tonsils), strep or other bacterial infection causing exudate, or thrush (oral candidiasis). Something like ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
See a doctor: Your symptoms are possibly associated with a viral, bacterial or fungal infection. See a physician in person for proper treatment.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
21 years experience Emergency Medicine
Probably nothing: Everyone swallows phlegm. Those white spots are likely food particles stuck in the folds of your tonsils. They are normal. If you get a severe sore ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No...but: The flu and strep are different germs. Symptoms can be similar in some, but a person can also have both at the same time. Only proper testing can sepa ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Preobably not: But may be due to fungal infection and needs to be treated. See your family physician now before it really gets worse.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Check for sxs: Maybe or maybe viral. Watch for symptoms. Sxs of strep throat can include: large, red painful tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on the roof ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: Cannot diagnose this without seeing the things you are describing and getting further history.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Uvula white spots: If you use steroid inhalers, it may be a sign of a yeast infection. The most common cause is a viral infection. Otherwise, consult your doctor for a d ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection: If you have a sore throat and there are white spots, it may be infection (pus). If you are otherwise feeling relatively well, it may be thrush (funga ... Read More

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