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A 19-year-old female asked:

Bumps on very bck of tongue, sore red throat, trouble swallowing food. my doctor says it's viral took z pack still there since january. help :(?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Throat's sore: Antibiotics will not treat viruses, only bacteria. If throat still sore and red, return to your Physician or an ENT for reevaluation. As to the bumps on the back of your tongue, they may be normal valuate papillae (Google the term).

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