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Can strep throat infect the cheeks and tongue?

Can strep throat infect the cheeks and tongue?

No.: The typical symptoms of streptococcal pharyngitis are a sore throat, fever of greater than 38 °c (100 °f), tonsillar exudates (pus on the tonsils), and large cervical lymph nodes. Normal bacterial flora are more likely on tongue/cheeks. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Can thrush leave white spots on back of your throat like strep throat?

Can thrush leave white spots on back of your throat like strep throat?

Maybe: mainly the white spots are on the inside of the cheeks, but can be on the throat too, strep throat is different in that the spots are round and smaller, thrush is rather flakes, besides the soreness with strep throat ...Read more

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My girlfriend has strep throat. Will amoxicillin fight off the strep throat?

My girlfriend has strep throat. Will amoxicillin fight off the strep 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 more

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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?

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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?

Sore throat: Looking at what you describe you may have a bacteria infection of your throat. You should see your doctor or go into an urgent care to get a rapid test done to see if you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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White stuff on my tonsils from strep throat after taking antibiotic. What to do?

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 more

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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?

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

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Dry mouth and white spots on tonsils. Throat culture negative. What could it be?

Dry mouth and white spots on tonsils. Throat culture negative. What could it be?

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 more

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Does sinus infection cause puss pockets on throat?

Does sinus infection cause puss pockets on throat?

Not typically: While sinusitis may result in symptoms of post-nasal drainage and discharge down the throat leading to sore throat symptoms, sinus infections typically will not cause pus pockets in the throat or tonsils. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils, strep throat or tonsilitis?

White spots on tonsils, strep throat or tonsilitis?

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

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Lumps on back of tongue and down throat, std?

Lumps on back of tongue and down throat, std?

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

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Can you reinfect yourself with strep throat while taking the antibiotic medication? Experiencing re-emerging sore throat and white dots on tonsils

Can you reinfect yourself with strep throat while taking the antibiotic medication? Experiencing re-emerging sore throat and white dots on tonsils

Probably not: You must take any antibiotic exactly as prescribed. If you miss doses you may have a super bug that is resistant to the antibiotic. Go back to your doctor for a recheck. ...Read more

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Will amoxicillin kill bacteria that cause tonsillitis, and abcesses from tonsilitis?

Will amoxicillin kill bacteria that cause tonsillitis, and abcesses from tonsilitis?

Yes but: The most common germ causing bacterial tonsillitis is strep. Strep remains 100% susceptible to amoxicillan But, if there is a large collection of pus, the antibiotic cannot get in to the center of it and abcesses often/usually require surgery to get rid of it. ...Read more

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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

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Does strep cause blisters on your tongue?

Does strep cause blisters on your tongue?

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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Will Macrobid work on strep throat?

Will Macrobid work on strep throat?

Macrobid: Hello, Macrobid is an antibiotic commonly used for urinary tract infections. See your doctor for a better choice for your infection. ...Read more

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Bumps on your tongue and sore throat linked to allergies?

Bumps on your tongue and sore throat linked to allergies?

Very likely: This are sings of an allergic reaction to meds or foods. Keep hydrated and take otc antihistamine meds., see a doctor asap if condition worsened ...Read more

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more