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why do i have red dots at the back of my throat

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Red bumps: Red bumps at the back of the throat should be watched carefully, particularly if they are accompanied by a sore throat and a fever, or if they become ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Sore throat: Get a throat culture to check for strep. If negative, get a test for mononucleosis. Do you have reflux? If so,try taking pepcid,avoid caffeine, alcoho ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
LPR : Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic so ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Many things: Could be anything from a burn to tonsillitis and many others. You need a visual exam to determine and narrow down the possibilities.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Everyone has bumps: Everyone in the world has "bumps" in the back of their throats. Most commonly these bumps are lymphoid tissue that forms "clumps" on the back of the t ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Whit spots throat: Leave them alone. if still there in a few days lets chat and you can send pictures.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Taste buds: Most likely the little bumps on the back of the tongue are called circumvallate papilla and are taste buds. If they are not red and tender, nothing n ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Taste Buds: Everyone has bumps on the back of their tongue. They are a special type of taste buds.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Infection: You are sick. Please go to the family medical clinic.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
It is likely: Most of the time with strep throat there is whitish or yellow exudates, or redness and small red spots on the soft palate, and swollen glands in neck, ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience Family Medicine
Tough to say: without a visual of what you are describing. It's very possible that it's a normal condition of the tongue because there are indeed many bumps on the ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Various: Small bumps on the skin surrounding the clitoris could be small skin cysts. They are usually pink like the surrounding skin. Sometimes certain infect ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. William Haehl
45 years experience Family Medicine
? strep throat: You may have strep throat. You need to see a healthcare provider ASAP
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Duane Keller
44 years experience Dentistry
Probable taste buds: These are probably taste buds and should be there. It is always good to check with your dentist to be sure they are normal. They should appear the s ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Viral pharyngitis: I feel this could be pharyngitis. If it is bothering you take some otc pain pills and also do warm saline gargle . If fever and pain on swallowing set ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
33 years experience Dentistry
Not bruises but...: There are areas of high vascularity at the back of the tongue that appear bluish or bruised but are normal.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
29 years experience Dentistry
Many Possibilities: There are many conditions which can cause these types of symptoms. Most are viral or bacterial. Some can be fairly harmless, like acommon cold. Some c ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Go to Doctor: I am sure you do not need us to tell you, but if you are in pain and there is something wrong you go see your family physician.
A male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds: like you have enlarged LINGUAL TONSILS .. Normal after multiple throat infections and if painless and of equal size...NOT TO WORRY!!!! Hope this is h ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See your physician.: I can't see the sore, of course, but I do know that you can go see a physician and let them examine your red spot and determine if it's anything needi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Probably nothing.: I can't see the bumps you have, but the back of the throat normally is "bumpy". If there is pain associated with these bumps, or you are nervous about ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Rash: A picture and more historical information may be helpful. Otherwise, it's like chasing the wind.

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