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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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I have had a cold complete with sore throat. I have big bumps on the back of my tongue with white stuff on my tongue. Is this normal for a cold?

I have had a cold complete with sore throat. I have big bumps on the back of my tongue with white stuff on my tongue. Is this normal for a cold?

It can be: The big bumps on the back of your tongue are probably your taste buds. It's not uncommon for the tongue to become coated with a cold, because your immune system is under attack and this gives the bacteria on the tongue a free pass to multiply and grow. You can just brush the surface of your tongue every day and that will help eliminate the coating. ...Read more

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2 weeks ago I was given a Zpack to treat bronchitis, now I have had a sore throat for three days along with big bumps on the back of my tongue,normal?

2 weeks ago I was given a Zpack to treat bronchitis, now I have had a sore throat for three days along with big bumps on the back of my tongue,normal?

Possibly related: One of the causes of bumps on the tongue and sore throat would be oral thrush or a yeast/fungal infection. This is more likely after antibiotic use when the bacterial flora in the mouth/body is altered. It might also represent an unusual form of drug allergy, or just be normal. I would probably ask my doctor to have a look at them. Good luck! ...Read more

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Yellow tongue. Bumps on back of tongue. Sore throat. Right ear hurts. What could be wrong? I'm scared.

Yellow tongue. Bumps on back of tongue. Sore throat. Right ear hurts. What could be wrong? I'm scared.

See Doc: You could have strep throat, or another bacterial or viral illness. You do not want to miss a diagnosis of strep because treatment is essential to prevent complications. Take some tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen (with food and only if no nausea, vomiting or diarrhea) tonight and see your doc or to to an UC center to get checked. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have bumps on the back of my tongue that r causing a sore throat?

I have bumps on the back of my tongue that r causing a sore throat?

Anatomy of tongue: Those bumps were almost certainly always there- you just probably never looked that closely before. The anatomy of the tongue is rather complex after all. If you are having a sore throat - it's more likely the back part of your throat that is irritated (posterior pharynx). Look for redness or pus spots - if you have that with a fever, you'll need to see a doc to make sure you don't have Strep. TC ...Read more

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I have white tongue, sore throat and bumps on the back of the tongue. What should I do?

I have white tongue, sore throat and bumps on the back of the tongue. What should I do?

Several issues: The white tongue could be from a coating that can be removed with better oral hygiene and a tongue scraper....Or lichen planus, thrush or something else. The bumps may be the normal papillae of the tongue. A sore throat is not normal. I suggest that you consult with an oral surgeon or your physician for a personal evaluation to see exactly what is going on and treatment if indicated. ...Read more

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I have bumps on the back of my tongue. And a sore throat and my teeth are tingling to?

I have bumps on the  back of my tongue.  And a sore throat and my teeth  are tingling to?

Viral vs bacterial: Difficult to say what may be occurring without examining you, checking your vital signs and if needed, a throat culture. These findings may be due to a viral syndrome or a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Throat Pain (Definition)

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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more