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I feel like I have a small lump on the back of my throat. Infection or worse?

I feel like I have a small lump on the back of my throat. Infection or worse?

Need more history: Any form of inflammation at the back of the throat can produce the sensation you are describing. Generally this should resolve uneventfully in several days, but if it persists, gets worse, or is accompanied by other symptoms would suggest you see your doctor. You might try gargling with a saline solution which will help to reduce swelling. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I feel like I have a bump on the end on my tounge on the right side. It hurts a lot, i also have a runny nose and small fever. What could it be?

I feel like I have a bump on the end on my tounge on the right side. It hurts a lot, i also have a runny nose and small fever. What could it be?

ENT doctor: The bump on your tongue may be a normal anatomy of the tongue, but without seeing it, it is hard to tell. A runny nose and fever, however, may require an attention from a doctor or ENT specialist. Fortunately, ENT doctor can check the tongue bump as well. If the painful bump is from postnasal drip, this often comes with cold/flu/allergy symptoms. Please consult a doctor today! ...Read more

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I have a sore on the tip of my tongue and I've had a fever, sweats . Feels like there is a lump in my throat. I also have pain in my ears?

I have a sore on the tip of my tongue and I've had a fever, sweats . Feels like there is a lump in my throat. I also have pain in my ears?

Sore, fever, sweat: it is hard hard to know for certain why these symptoms without more history and a physical exam, but an acute viral illness can present itself like that ...Read more

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I burned the back of my throat on a PC of a hot potato. It feels like I now have a lump in my throat and my voice has changed. What can I do?

I burned the back of my throat on a PC of a hot potato. It feels like I now have a lump in my throat and my voice has changed. What can I do?

Burn: The pharynx is irritated by the exposure to the heat, it may have some swelling as a reaction to the insult, give little time it will get better, the body will heal. For some reason it is too bad causing pain and difficulty swallowing consult a doctor, some anti inflammatory medicine might help ...Read more

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Why do I have like a knot on the back of my head by my neck. Its no pain just seems like a piece of fat?

Knot on neck: As you state that there is no pain, likely you have a cyst, or lipoma. These do not have to be removed unless they become a worry to you or get large enough that you wish them to be removed. ...Read more

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I have a blister like of sore in the back of my throat what could it be?

Need more info: Need a better description of shape, size, appearance, where, length of time, etc. Probably you would be best served by an evaluation by a professional. ...Read more

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I have small pimples at the back of my neck that feel like a burn. Can i put anything on it?

I have small pimples at the back of my neck that feel like a burn. Can i put anything on it?

Yes: Also should be treated by antibiotic and moist heat. You could apply the antibiotic on the area and take antibiotic by mouth under the control of your doctor. ...Read more

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I have mouth sores, bumps on back of my throat, a feeling something is stuck on the bottom of my right tonsil but I can't see it, and mild headache?

I have mouth sores, bumps on back of my throat, a feeling something is stuck on the bottom of my right tonsil but I can't see it, and mild headache?

See ENT/ neurologist: An ENT can evaluate the mouth sores and the back of the throat bumps and the sensation in the right tonsil. Arguably there is some toxin, pathogen or allergen present. A neurologist can check out the HA. Typically, some toxin, pathogen or allergen is present in one or more of the cranial joints, TM joints, occiput, or frontal sinus at the sphenoid junction. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat , blood-like particles in my phlegm and I have a horse voice. The back of my throat also looks inflamed. What could it be?

I have a sore throat , blood-like particles in my phlegm and I have a horse voice. The back of my throat also looks inflamed. What could it be?

Needs an antibiotic: You are describing a bacterial infection with hoarseness. Important to rest your voice. Should see an MD because you probably need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Hi I have a sore throat and chronic sinusitis. My right side of my throat is a little sore and it looks like I have a small dot the size of a pencil m?

Hi I have a sore throat and chronic sinusitis. My right side of my throat is a little sore and it looks like I have a small dot the size of a pencil m?

URI: Upper respiratory infection, can still be viral, but you need to check with your doctor if no improvement in few days, meanwhile, salt water gargles, saline nasal washes, pain killers as needed, sounds cliché, but works, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Pharyngitis (Definition)

It is the inflammation of the pharynx, a structure that extends from the base of your skull to larynx and inlet to esophagus, behind your nose includes your tonsils and tongue base. Causes of inflammation is most often viral or bacterial. It is often ...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