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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?
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Dr. Bernstein Joelanswered
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.
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