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Clermont, FL
A 19-year-old female asked:

sore throat with red bumps in the back. ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges can help decrease throat pain.
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Throat infection: May be the start of a throat infection - pharyngitis. Gargle with warm salt water. Drink plenty of water and rest. If not too serious should pass in a few days. Even mild cases of strep throat can self heal without antibiotics. If symptoms worsen or you are very concerned see your MD for an exam. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharyngitis

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Planada, CA
A 18-year-old female asked:

I've been waking up during the night with a sore throat. I have red bumps in the back of my throat almost constantly. What's could be my problem?

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Dr. Jenniffier Mahand
Family Medicine 12 years experience
More info: first question is how long have you been experiencing throat pain every night? is this days, weeks, months? it's possible you have an infection -- both viruses and bacteria can cause sore throats, and even allergies can cause drainage and discomfort. are you having other symptoms? Fever, cough? regardless, important to stay hydrated and if the air is dry make sure no extra fans.

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