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A 16-year-old male asked:

I have spots on the back of my throat?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
What's your question: If you have a sore throat, we call it pharyngitis. If it's not sore, it'll probably go away. If it doesn't go away, go see your family doctor. Even if it hurts, most likely it's a virus which won't respond to antibiotics. If you really want antibiotics, check out centor criteria: http://www.Mdcalc.Com/modified-centor-score-for-strep-pharyngitis/. But read this 1st http://goo.Gl/p2vj4x.

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A 21-year-old female asked:

Orange spots on the back of my throat? What could this be?

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Dr. Babak Larian
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Pharyngitis signs: It could inflamed tissue or nodes or infection. It needs to be examined to asses what it is exactly.
A 36-year-old female asked:

What are the white spots at the back of my throat?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Infection: If you have a sore throat and there are white spots, it may be infection (pus). If you are otherwise feeling relatively well, it may be thrush (fungal infection). Both can be treated.
A 53-year-old member asked:

What should I do if I have tiny white spots at the back of my throat?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Whit spots throat: Leave them alone. if still there in a few days lets chat and you can send pictures.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are those black spots on back of throat?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Black spots: Black spots can be spots due to taste buds on the tongue that can get stained with smoking. Black spots that do not get better over time need to be checked by your PMD or an ent who can help rule out a melanoma. Melanomas in the oral cavity are rare but do occur. They usually occur on the mucosal surfaces in the mouth though. Good luck and feel better!
A female asked:

Purple spots on back of throat? What are they?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Lonnie Smith
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Need to see: Hard to say without seeing the spots. Go see your physician.

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Last updated Aug 24, 2013

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