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what does red spots in your throat mean

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Viral infection?: This may a viral infection, thrush, or strep throat. Check with you medical doctor or ent.

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
INFECTION?: Hello there, sore throat with changes in the tongue especially if a new symptom is likely due to an infection and will likely require a consult for me ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. can check throat: New throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some ot ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Exudate: If they are on your tonsils, generally called a tonsilar exudate. Sometime tonsiliths ( tonsil stones) can appear as white dots.
A member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Migraine or low BP: First, get you blood pressure checked, since low blood pressure can cause you to see spots. If these spots show up randomly, lasting 15 minutes and re ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Taste buds: It is likely taste buds you are seeing.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Many possibilities: This could be viral infection, bacterial infection, yeast infection, secretions due to something else. Without knowing what other symptoms you are ha ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
White pimples: Hello, the white pimples n the back of your throat sound like tonsilliths. These are food particles that get stuck in the tonsil tissues. They harden ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Pinguecula?: Actinic damage can manifest as small yellow-white "bumps", usually @ the 3:00 ; 9:00 position along the surface of the conjunctiva in the horizontal i ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
May not be related: Blood in the stool is abnormal and depending on bright red blood vs. Dark, tarry black stools may help doctor to know which part of the GI tract is af ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Tonsillitis: Probably tonsillitis. Could be strep or other bacteria.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Most likely normal: The tongue normally has taste buds also called papillae. The largest ones are on the back of the tongue. The only way to be 100% sure that it's all n ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Infection: This could represent either a bacterial or a viral infection. See physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
Normal: There are thousands of bump(papillia) on the tongue. These bump and taste buds are various shapes and sizes with multiple functions. On the back of ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sidman
39 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probable virus: If this is a new problem then this is probably a viral infection and will go away without treatment.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
White spots: It might be something called vitiligo. Would go see a dermatologist.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
43 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possible old blood: This could be flecks of old blood in the mucus from coughing or something more serious. See a physician for evaluation.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
I don't know...: It may or may not be normal. Without being able to see it or having more information, we can't give you an accurate answer. If you show it to your d ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See a dermatologist: The diagnostic possibilities are almost endless. See a dermatologist.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It depends on what: Those black dots are. A dermatologist should be able to assess and identify.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsils with red: Red streaks on the tonsils could be several possibilities. The first concern would be possible infection or even inflammation. Could be a burning fr ... Read More
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