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Red painful bumps in the back of my throat?

Red painful bumps in the back of my throat?

Pharyngitis: Pharyngitis is inflammation of your pharynx or back of your mouth/throat. It can be caused by infections, both viral (most commonly) and bacterial (like strep). If you have visible pus on your tonsils, swollen glands & fever, but no cough, go see your family doc who can decide if you need more testing or just antibiotics. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Been having pain in neck area under the back of my left jaw and in neck at base of skull, also dark red spots under tongue. Related to infected tooth?

Been having pain in neck area under the back of my left jaw and in neck at base of skull, also dark red spots under tongue. Related to infected tooth?

Pain: You have an infected tooth that needs to be treated. I can't tell you if the pain by your jaw is from your tooth or something else, but your dentist will be able to tell you. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Hi pain near beginning of lower part of neck & upper back in one spot . It aches .ears are stuffy , neck tense . Why the neck ache?

Hi pain near beginning of lower part of neck & upper back in one spot . It aches .ears are stuffy , neck tense . Why the neck ache?

Viral infection?: Muscle aches (myalgia) may be a symptom of a viral infection, such as the flu. Try aspirin or motrin if you are not allergic to them, rest, and drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. If not improving within a week see doctor. ...Read more

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Can neck pain and the skin on your hands burning and turning red have any relation? My neck hurts and the base of my skull. My hands have red splotch

Can neck pain and the skin on your hands burning and turning red have any relation? My neck hurts and the base of my skull. My hands have red splotch

Interesting...: Hi Julia237 One connection of neck and hands is the cervical nerves that emerge in the neck and connect to the hands. Strangely, the same neural circuitry connects to tissue all the way along that 'dermatome' So some viruses, and compression of nerves can 'connect' the two. I'd suggest consulting a neurologist or dermatologist or both. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes small bruised like dark round spots in the pit of my arm by the elbow?

What causes small bruised like dark round spots in the pit of my arm by the elbow?

Platelet check: Although you note specific spots on just your elbow you may need blood tests. Sometimes patients with low platelets from idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura presents with low platelets and they have these really small dots in skin. ...Read more

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What are red spots in the back of upper mouth in my child?

What are red spots in the back of upper mouth in my child?

Could indicate infec: This could indicate an infection such as strep throat. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes muscles to ripple in back of my head?

What causes muscles to ripple in back of my head?

Tension: Oftentimes, we keep our stress in the back on our neck or shoulders and it creates unnecessary tension. This prolonged tension will then cause the muscles to tighten and create the ripple. I recommend routine massages or self massage with a backknobber to help alleviate the muscle tightness. ...Read more

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What causes pain, numbness and pressure in various spots around my head intermittently and chronically?

What causes pain, numbness and pressure in various spots around my head intermittently and chronically?

Head Pressure: The symptoms you mentioned has a differential diagnosis that could read for miles. It could be from posture issues to TMJ to headaches to neurological issues such as pinched nerves to just about a myriad of other pathology's. I'd recommend you going to your doctor for an examination which includes a physical, possible ct or radiographic tests. Make sure you go to your doctor to diagnose. ...Read more

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Red bumps everywhere in the back of my throat, could it be cancer?

Red bumps everywhere in the back of my throat, could it be cancer?

Unlikely: You need to get a physician to examine your throat before you can be certain as to what these lesions are. Cancer in the throat, if present will cause a growth, or a tumor or an ulcer which does not heal for more than 4 weeks. It does not look like you have anything like that!. So you could watch it for a few weks to se if it resolves or go see your doctor if you are still concerned. ...Read more

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5 yr old complains of sore tongue way in the back; has red spots in back of throat. What could be the cause?

5 yr old complains of sore tongue way in the back; has red spots in back of throat. What could be the cause?

Check hands n feet: Could be a viral illness like hand foot mouth disease or kawasakis disease. Check for a rash on the body or hands or take a picture of it to help narrow the possibilities or just take him to the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Swollen Lymph nodes in neck, a bunch of small lumps on stomach and side, white furry tongue, jaw pain, ear pressure, muscle fatigue in thighs and arms?

Abs: Well you have something going on. You are best to see your doctor for exam and perhaps lab tests. Not unusual for lymph nodes to be inflamed but all of your symptoms calm for an exam ...Read more

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I have red bumps all over the back of my left hand and these bumps are also present on my fingers excluding the webbing of my fingers. Also red lines ?

I have red bumps all over the back of my left hand and these bumps are also present on my fingers excluding the webbing of my fingers. Also red lines ?

See a dermatologist: You can start with your doctor for initial assessment who may refer you to a dermatologist. Unfortunately we can't help you with limited information, you need to be seen and examined ...Read more

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Why are there small traces of blood in my saliva, accompanied with tiny red spots on the back of my hand

Why are there small traces of blood in my saliva, accompanied with tiny red spots on the back of my hand

Platelet disorder ?: Bleeding and red spots may indicate a problem with clotting of blood. May be related to platelet disorder. Suggest you see a hematology specialist. ...Read more

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Are red rashes on the sides and back of my neck caused by dry skin or sensitive skin?

Are red rashes on the sides and back of my neck caused by dry skin or sensitive skin?

Difficult: Hard to answer without more details and seeing the area....In general dry and or sensitive skin can cause red patches on the neck. When the occur, see a dermatologist for evaluation and in the meantime you may try a Hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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What muscles in the shoulder and neck causes dizziness, headache, tightness in the neck, little knots near the spine on my neck, I suffer from anxiety?

What muscles in the shoulder and neck causes dizziness, headache, tightness in the neck, little knots near the spine on my neck, I suffer from anxiety?

Neck muscles: The muscles of the neck which also attach to the scalp muscles in the back if the head are causes of these symptoms when there is abnormal tension in those muscles. You could profit from stress management therapy. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Tiny white dots on the back wall of my throat. what is this? back wall also has red/white bumps. painless, feeling of something in throat comes&goes.

Tiny white dots on the back wall of my throat. what is this? back wall also has red/white bumps. painless, feeling of something in throat comes&goes.

White dots on throat: This needs to be seen clinically and visually for a diagnosis. Make an appointment to see your medical doctor or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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What could cause itchy red rash under upper arm and back of knees?

What could cause itchy red rash under upper arm and back of knees?

Many possibilities: Possibilities are intertrigo, eczema, inverse psoriasis, contact dermatitis, candida (yeast). See a doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more