U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
New York, NY
A 22-year-old male asked:

Diagnosed acute pharyngitis, 12 days since, fever gone, sore throat gone. still red spots roof of mouth, white tongue remain. should i be concerned?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 62 years experience
No: Acute pharyngitis is usually a viral infection. I wonder if your PMD put you on an antibiotic. If so, the white tongue could be a fungal infection. Red spots on the palate still could be the viral infection that persists. Do not be concerned, but if the spots persist see either your doctor or a specialist in oral medicine.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Oct 16, 2015


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.