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There's red spots on soft palate, yellowing where tonsils were and possibly white spots on back of throat?

There's red spots on soft palate, yellowing where tonsils were and possibly white spots on back of throat?

Mouth spots: Do you have any pain and/or fever? Do you feel very tired and worn down? If so, you might be experiencing strep throat. Have you recently engaged in oral sex? If so then you could also have an STD. Go to your doctor ASAP and get it checked out. Many common conditions once diagnosed can be treated with antibiotics. ...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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I have yellow/green stuff in back of throat every morning for the past week. I had dark red spots on roof of mouth. What is it? No insurance! help!

I have yellow/green stuff in back of throat every morning for the past week. I had dark red spots on roof of mouth. What is it?  No insurance! help!

Consult needed: This is hard for people today to believe, but people had dental care before dental insurance existed, and that was not that long ago. Insurance or not you have to see a dentist first, and probably a physician after. Don't worry-obamacare will save us all. ...Read more

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After month long sore throat w red bumps back of throat i got a mouth sore inside of my cheek. It's dark red w red spots. All happend after sex w man.

After month long sore throat w red bumps back of throat i got a mouth sore inside of my cheek. It's dark red w red spots. All happend after sex w man.

Viral or Bacterial: There are many causes of sore throat. When sore and inflamed, viral and bacterial causes are often suspected. Acid reflux is possible as well. Sores in the mouth (canker sores) are caused by viral infections. ...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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My son is 3 years old he had a fever for 3 to 4 days of 102.5 now he has a red spots on back and behind his ears.

My son is 3 years old he had a fever for 3 to 4 days  of 102.5 now he has a red spots on back and behind his ears.

Sounds like a virus: Possible measles or other common viral infection. Best to have experienced pediatrician look at this for accurate assessment and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Gson has dime size red spots on back of arms, face, back and belly button. I can not take him to doctor w/o father permission. He will not take him?

Gson  has dime size red spots on back of arms, face, back and belly button. I can not take him to doctor w/o father permission. He will not take him?

Some possibilities..: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A pediatrician or a dermatologist can examine the red spots rash to see what they might be. Rashes may be due to eczema (sensitive dry skin), medications, viral infections, allergies, autoimmune reactions, chemical irritants, bug bites, fungal infections (like "ringworm"), etc... ...Read more

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Rash on back. No bumps but red spots. No itch or burn. Hasn't been spreading. Faded when I wake up but back by end of day. Not sure what to do.

Rash on back. No bumps but red spots. No itch or burn. Hasn't been spreading. Faded when I wake up but back by end of day. Not sure what to do.

Options: You might be reacting to the sheets you are sleeping on. You also might have blocked sweat glands which become inflamed. Changing detergents might help ...Read more

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Husband w/ rash on back/arms, 3 days.Not painful or itchy.Red spots with white center, 3-20mm. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) didn't help.Won't go to md! serious?Contagious?

Husband w/ rash on back/arms, 3 days.Not painful or itchy.Red spots with white center, 3-20mm. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) didn't help.Won't go to md! serious?Contagious?

See a doctor: Without examining this it is impossible to tell. If he won't submit to an exam, that is his problem, and he seems less concerned than you do. ...Read more

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I have red spots at the back of my throat- its a bit difficult when I swallow food.

I have red spots at the back of my throat- its a bit difficult when I swallow food.

Fever?: If you have no fever then it is likely a viral infection. If you develop a fever, headache, abdominal pain or rash then you should be checked for strep throat. ...Read more

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I have red spots at the back of my mouth my throat has being irrated a while now but not over painful just rough?

I have red spots at the back of my mouth my throat has being irrated a while now but not over painful just rough?

Need examination: Impossible to offer you a precise diagnosis, or for that matter appropriate treatment, without a physical examination and a complete medical history from you to identify risks, exposures, pre-existing issues, duration of symptoms, etc. Go see your doctor please. ...Read more

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My tongue is green with red spots towards the back and a single large spot running down the middle and my throat hurts.What's going on?

My tongue is green with red spots towards the back and a single large spot running down the middle and my throat hurts.What's going on?

Tongue hygiene: Often the tongue will gain coloration from recently ingested foods. Try gently brushing the top of your tongue or use a tongue scraper to see if the color pattern is persistent. If it is, have it evaluated. ...Read more

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After oral, red spots and white on the back of throat, lips seems a little swollen/tingly/chapped? Throat doesn't hurt but I feel it when I swallow

After oral, red spots and white on the back of throat, lips seems a little swollen/tingly/chapped? Throat doesn't hurt but I feel it when I  swallow

Possible trauma: Depending on how vigorous the oral sex was there can be minor trauma to the back of the throat. Should clear in a few days but if it get worse see your MD. ...Read more

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Can't tell if it's a sore throat or tonil pain. Been going on for a month. Back of throat is really red with red spots. Started after sex with a man.

Can't tell if it's a sore throat or tonil pain. Been going on for a month. Back of throat is really red with red spots. Started after sex with a man.

You should see dr: It is possible to get herpes virus infections and gonorrheal infections of the throat. Or it could just be a simple pharyngitis - but if it's persisting then you should be seen and tested for possible causes. ...Read more

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A chronic sinusitis can give white tongue? What about red spots without pain? And i notice a bad taste that comes as the throat or tongue back end...

May not be Rel: The two are separate entities but can present as symptoms of a viral or bacterial infection where your autoimmune system is burdened. ...Read more

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My tongue is white with red spots towards the back of my throat. It itches a bit. I have also had a cold for a week and feel very run down.

My tongue is white with red spots towards the back of my throat. It itches a bit. I have also had a cold for a week and feel very run down.

Could be: a few things.
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health,
And... there are large taste buds at the back of the throat. Phlegm going down the back of the throat, yeast, food/cold medicines/many other things in the mouth coat the tongue white except for those taste buds.
This would Not be serious, or even abnormal.
or infections allergies....etc. ...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


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