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Red throat but not sore

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See your doctor: Petechiae formation on the soft palate and throat is chiefly linked with pharyngitis by a streptococcal infection, allergic reaction or orogenital sex... Read More

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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Dentistry 49 years experience
Oral yeast?: Could be an oral yeast infection, or a simple coated tongue that needs to be cleaned of its coating thru use of a tongue scraper (available on interne... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Without : Without having the benefit of visualizing this area, it sounds like you may have a mucopyocele of the oropharynx (basically an obstructed and secondar... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Viral: This is most likely caused by viral infection such as mono (epstein barr virus) or another related virus. Depending on risk factors another potential ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Exam: It could be a virus or a bacteria (strep) or it could be mono. Your mom is smart. Get it looked at by a medical practitioner. If it is swollen the doc... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amar Ashraf
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Need to see a doctor: Certainly tonsillitis is a possibility.There are other possible source of infection. Fever indicate systemic involvement and should be evaluated by a... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Blocked eustachian : Likely viral illness that will resolve on its own. You likely have a blocked eustachian tube on that side. Sucking hard candy will help it reopen an... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tipu Sultan
Specializes in Allergy
No staph: with coated tongue and sore throat it appears thrush caused by candida. Ask you PCP if Mycelex (clotrimazole) Troches are the right choice for you
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Haehl
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Possible strep: this could be strep therefore should see doctor or urgent care.

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