A 54-year-old member asked:
Help! there's white substance on back of tongue and i'm having sore throat symptoms?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience in Psychiatry
This could be a: Viral infection, strep throat, yeast etc. Med eval would help to differentiate. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm >.
Answered on Mar 13, 2019
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