Phoenix, AZ
A 26-year-old female asked:

Yesterday i woke with hickey like spots. today i woke up with a fever, soar throat, and head ache. its not itchy and hasn't grown. what can it be?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Hard to say: It seems obvious you have some type of infection. A majority of these enter/start in your throat. The spot description is too vague to render a diagnosis or begin sorting this out. It could be as minor as a simple virus or something terrible. If it interferes with your ability to function schedule a visit & get evaluated.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Sep 4, 2019


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.