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Dr. Howard Schneider
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My son just recently had strep throat and now he has these large bumps on his tongue.Can u tell me what us that?

My son just recently had strep throat and now he has these large bumps on his tongue.Can u tell me what us that?

Possibly normal: If they are on the back of his tongue and they do not hurt, then this is normal. We all have several very large taste buds (called vallate papilla) on the back of our tongues, but rarely realize they are there. Now that you are "looking" because of the strep throat you are noticing these taste buds. If they do hurt then have him reevaluated by his doctor. ...Read more

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Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...Read more


Dr. Peter Karsant
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Dr. Paul Grin
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What could cause a sore throat, swollen tongue, mouth sores, red bumps all over my tongue and the back of my throat and extreme fatigue besides strep.

What could cause a sore throat, swollen tongue, mouth sores, red bumps all over my tongue and the back of my throat and extreme fatigue besides strep.

Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Can strep throat cause your tongue to hurt and yellow?

Can strep throat cause your tongue to hurt and yellow?

Strep: The tongue in strep is usually red with enlargement of the papillae that make it resemble a strawberry or raspberry. All the best. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Can you tell me if a tongue ring can cause strep throat or throat infections?

Can you tell me if a tongue ring can cause strep throat or throat infections?

No: No, there should be no relationship between a tongue ring and those other conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Help! could strep throat causes sores tongue and mouth?

Help! could strep throat causes sores tongue and mouth?

See doctor for strep: Strep can cause a sore throat and mouth. Virus can also cause pain and sores. If you think you have strep it is very important to see a doctor and get it treated asap. Strep is contagious and can cause serious infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Holly Maes
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I had strep throat took abt and now I have red bumps on my left palm that do not itch but causes skin breaks that get scaly?

I had strep throat took abt and now I have red bumps on my left palm that do not itch but causes skin breaks that get scaly?

Scarletina...: Some strains of strep that cause strep throat also secrete a toxin that can cause skin things to go on. One of these is exactly what you are describing - the cracking palms. You can also develop a fine red rash on the body - that's what your great-grandma used to call scarlet fever. As long as you have taken your antibiotics as directed, this will pass and you will be fine. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I've had an extremely sore throat for 3days today it looks like thrush on my tongue. Will it go away by itself? Also white strep like bumps in throat.

I've had an extremely sore throat for 3days today it looks like thrush on my tongue. Will it go away by itself? Also white strep like bumps in throat.

Uncertain: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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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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