U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
United Kingdom
A 25-year-old female asked:

i got red pimples back of my tongue, and pain in my throat and is red, i took antibiotics also medicine for inflammation but no result.wht it could be?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Dentistry 46 years experience
Candida possibly: When one takes antibiotics, you kill off both bad and good bacteria. Often candida albacans, which is a fungus/yeast that normally occurs in the mouth, overgrows after the antibiotic has suppressed the good oral bacteria. Another possibility is an infection with the coxsackie virus. See a dentist or physician for exact diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Don't know: See your physician first and get a culture done to identify the offending bug, then treat.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Sep 14, 2015

Disclaimer:

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.