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Bacteria On Throat
Yes: Amoxicillin is a penicillin-type of medication, and works very well against strep throat infections. The doctor can calculate the correct dose and the proper amount of time to use the amoxicillin. Strep throat is contagious and quite common in the community, meaning we primary care doctors see such infections every week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat, white lumpy tonsils, red spots on the roof of mouth, nasty taste, with an abcess on the uvula, also some white spots, what's wrong with me?
Normal finding: The tonsil tissue sheds over time like your regular skin.During and after infection there is more superficial tissue that needs to shed, and requires you that resume eating well. The mechanical action of swallowing will strip some of this heaped up debris. The more roughage you ingest the more tonsil cleaning it will do.Minimal appetite during an illness allows it to heap up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat, abcess on uvula, white puffy tonsils, red spots on the roof of my mouth, and some white spots around the uvula, what's wrong with me?
Pharyngitis: It sounds like you have an infection of the pharynx. You should be tested for strep throat, which requires antibiotics for treatment. A good physical examination from a licensed professional is also necessary to rule out any more potentially serious problems such as paratonsillar abscess. Seek medical attention as soon as possible. ...Read more
Mucous deposits?: Dry mouth could be the cause. You did not say whether or not your throat was sore and if not then there should not be any problem with the tonsils. I would be more concerned about the dry mouth and find out the cause. Many common prescription and otc meds can cause it and the condition could increase your risk for cavities and gum disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, red spots on roof of mouth and gums, throat. Feel bad. Had a strep test and was negative?
Could be: White spots on the tonsils could be food particles. The only way to be sure of strep throat is a throat culture. Tonsillitis is a specific diagnosis made by a physician when the tonsils in the throat are red and enlarged and painful. Strep throat does not necessarily indicate tonsil involvement. Obviously you need an objective diagnosis by a specialist. ...Read more
Can an infected tooth infect the tongue. And throat. Red bumps that bled when picked it. Something stuck in throat. Sore throat. Lump in tongue. Im 16?
I wouldn't think so: Have this checked out.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possible, not likely: The 'bumps'' on the back top of your tongue are circumvalate papillae-type of taste bud. On the sides are lingual tonsils. White bumps on/in the tonsils are generally sialoliths, or tonsil stones. They usually pass without notice, but can frequently create inflammation, mild pain and serious bad breath. See your dentist to be sure that it's not abnormality--especialy if high risk behaviors exist. ...Read more
Can you reinfect yourself with strep throat while taking the antibiotic medication? Experiencing re-emerging sore throat and white dots on tonsils
Tonsils filled with puss. sore throat. on day 3 of z pak (azithromycin). fevers 102 plus. Throat and tonsils swollen, blood shot. Hurts to talk and swallow.
Swollen and severly sore cheek, sore throat, white patches in mouth on side of cheek. Negative strep culture at er, pain meds not working.
Hard to say: This could be many things. You need to be specific about when it started and what treatment has been given. This could be thrush, aphthous ulcers, lichen planus, leukoplakia, and other things. Oral diagnosis can be difficult, so seeing the oral cavity problem is very important. If you give more information, we can help better. Go to an otolaryngologist for exam, treatment, and possible biopsy. ...Read more
No: Not strep. Blisters are often a symptom of a viral infection. If they are present on the palms and soles as well, then this could be Hand, Foot and Mouth disease (sounds bad, but isn't). If the sores are painful, try giving popsicles and tylenol (acetaminophen). The main concern is keeping the child hydrated if she doesn't want to eat or drink. ...Read more
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