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My tounge is coated white with white spots/lumps at back also sore throat what causes this?

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Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Throat infection: These signs and symptoms are typical of a throat infection. Could be a virus or a bacteria. If you've been sick less than 5 days, it's probably a viral infection. If your symptoms last longer than 7 days, then go see a doctor.
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Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Possible fungus: Could be a fungal infection. See your doctor.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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