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Is it possible for your tonsils to start growing down towards the back of your throat if you have strep?

Is it possible for your tonsils to start growing down towards the back of your throat if you have strep?

Swollen tonsils: Tonsils can enlarge during strep throat or other infections. If the swelling becomes severe, you can have trouble swallowing or even breathing. It is also possible to develop an abscess near the tonsils. If your tonsils are swelling and getting worse, please see your doctor! ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Nasal drip, slight ear ache, paleness. Throat feels like sandpaper. Little red dots on roof of mouth towards throat. For abt 24hrs. Can this be strep?

Nasal drip, slight ear ache, paleness. Throat feels like sandpaper. Little red dots on roof of mouth towards throat. For abt 24hrs. Can this be strep?

Anything is possible: But it sounds more like a nasopharyngitis something inflaming the nose and throat which tends more to be viral in etiology. In fact most sore throats are viral in cause too. Classically strep throat presents with fevers, tender neck nodes, tonsil exudate (yellow white material) and the lack of cough (so called Centor criteria) but even these aren't found in all cases. ...Read more

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The hard palate at the back of my mouth is red and hurts and it hurts quite a bit as I swallow and it passes midway down my throat. Strep negative?

The hard palate at the back of my mouth is red and hurts and it hurts quite a bit as I swallow and it passes midway down my throat. Strep negative?

Swelling: Irritation and swelling in back of throat lead to a lot of pain but can be due to a variety of factors most common of which is viral infection. Also consider reflux if this occurs more frequently. Supportive measures and antiinflammatories can be helpful. ...Read more

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I've had large white streaks at back of throat (behind tonsils) for months (after getting strep throat in October 2014) is it likely serious?

I've had large white streaks at back of throat (behind tonsils) for months (after getting strep throat in October 2014) is it likely serious?

See doctor: Strep throat does not cause permanent changes at the throat area. Although I don't believe that your problem is serious the prudent thing to do is to ask your doctor to take a look at the throat just to be sure. ...Read more

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I just got over strep about 2 wks ago now I have one white spot in back of throat. What could it be I bsrelyever get strep. Do I have to tonsil out?

I just got over strep about 2 wks ago now I have one white spot in back of throat. What could it be I bsrelyever get strep. Do I have to tonsil out?

Strep: It is possible to have a recurrence of strep. It is also possible you could have mononucleosis. Another alternative is you may just have a tonsillar stone in the fold of your tonsils that appear to be pus. If fever, throat swelling or worsening throat pain then get reevaluated. ...Read more

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There is a painless patch in the back of my throat on my left tonsil. Could this be the first sign of strep throat or something more serious?

There is a painless patch in the back of my throat on my left tonsil. Could this be the first sign of strep throat or something more serious?

Varies.: Yes but the tonsils are rough surfaced and frequently collect bacteria and sometimes yeast. Try a cotton swab on it. If temporary, usually no worry. If not be checked by md. ...Read more

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I feel like something is in the back of my throat making it feel strange to swallowmy right tonsil is also very swollen with pus pocketsdo ihave strep?

I feel like something is in the back of my throat making it feel strange to swallowmy right tonsil is also very swollen with pus pocketsdo ihave strep?

Strep or viral: A rapid throat culture is the best way to check for strep which would require antibiotics. If the test is negative, it's most likely a viral infection. Mono is less likely unless the symptoms are days old. Antibiotics are not used for viral throat infections. ...Read more

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Pus sacks in the back of my throat (tonsils were removed when I was 4) negative strep test. What could this be, since it can't be tonsilitis or strep.

Pus sacks in the back of my throat (tonsils were removed when I was 4) negative strep test. What could this be, since it can't be tonsilitis or strep.

Cysts??: You could have mucus cysts in your throat. These are common. I would suggest that you consult with an ear-nose-throat specialist. At your age unless you are a heavy smoker then I would be very concerned otherwise not. ...Read more

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My tonsils are swollen, with white spots on them. And the back of my throat is dark red with little bumps. Doctor said no strep. Any ideas?

My tonsils are swollen, with white spots on them. And the back of my throat is dark red with little bumps. Doctor said no strep. Any ideas?

Viral tonsillitis: No strep means no antibiotics but NOT no treatment. You can find symptom relief and need to prevent spreading it or reinfection. There's info: http://www. Drweil. Com/drw/u/ART03438/Tonsillitis-Strep-Throat. Html
Best! ...Read more

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Back of throat very irritated, red, swollen tonsils, red bumps back of throat. Not sore. Strep came back negative. Been like this for over two weeks.

Back of throat very irritated, red, swollen tonsils, red bumps back of throat. Not sore. Strep came back negative. Been like this for over two weeks.

Nonstrep: This is either a prolonged viral throat infection or early infectious mononucleosis. I recommend a repeat throat culture and blood tests including a monotest, complete blood count and differential cell count as well as liver function tests if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Strep throat 12/23 aggressively tx'd. Getting sore throats often now. While talking I felt a crack back of throat felt dry, big coughing fit, tonsils?

Strep throat 12/23 aggressively tx'd. Getting sore throats often now. While talking I felt a crack back of throat felt dry, big coughing fit, tonsils?

See doctor...: Your symptoms can be related to a number of things including post-nasal drip from allergies. Removing your tonsils is not necessarily the answer here; however, to really help determine what is going on you need to return to your physician for an examination. ...Read more

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I feel completely fine. Not sick but got swollen tonsils, mild sore throat, red bumps back of throat. Been like this for two weeks. It's not strep.

I feel completely fine. Not sick but got swollen tonsils, mild sore throat, red bumps back of throat. Been like this for two weeks. It's not strep.

Viral vs. Allergy: The symptoms of swollen tonsils, mild throat pain, and swollen pharyngeal glands could be a viral infection or allergy. The fact that a rapid strep test is negative does not rule out other bacterial causes of your problem. See an ENT doctor for a culture for bacteria or virus, or an allergist or hang in there for another week to let your immune system resolve this possible infection. ...Read more

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Yellow Blisters back of throat >1 year. All tests negative Nil tonsils Throat cultures clean Nil Epstein-Barr Strep Thrush Herpes Etc Help please?

Yellow Blisters back of throat >1 year. All tests negative Nil tonsils Throat cultures clean Nil Epstein-Barr Strep Thrush Herpes Etc Help please?

Allergy related: Probably this is "cobblestoning, " which is the finding of streaks of lymphoid tissue on the posterior pharynx (back of the throat). It's caused by chronic allergy type symptoms. A doctor should be able to confirm that with a look in the back of the throat. If your allergies are bad, there are various treatments that may help, such as antihistamines or even immunotherapy. Try an allergist if needed ...Read more

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I have strep throat, but I also have some lumpy red patches in the back of my throat behind my uvula. Is this related to strep? The red bumps aren't my tonsils (which are also swollen) but are on the back lining of my throat. When I visited my doctor she

I have strep throat, but I also have some lumpy red patches in the back of my throat behind my uvula. Is this related to strep? The red bumps aren't my tonsils (which are also swollen) but are on the back lining of my throat. When I visited my doctor she

Lymphoid tissue: The tonsils are a big collection of lymphoid tissue that serves to screen the material you ingest and warn the body when germs come in. There is also scattered islands of lymphoid tissue from the beginning of your throat to your anus. The red patches to which you refer may or may not be lymphoid tissue, since the area can all get red with strep, but they are not unusual. ...Read more

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Day after oral sex with another man I've got red bumps back of throat, swollen tonsils with white dots. Strep was negative. Std? Hiv? Getting nervous

Day after oral sex with another man I've got red bumps back of throat, swollen tonsils with white dots. Strep was negative. Std? Hiv? Getting nervous

Get help: First ask your partner if he has an infection, genital or other that you may have caught. Then go to doctor as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I've got swollen tonsils with white bumps on them. Hurt to swallow for a week but now pains gone. Red bumps back of throat. Strep and STD test =negati

I've got swollen tonsils with white bumps on them. Hurt to swallow for a week but now pains gone. Red bumps back of throat. Strep and STD test =negati

Swollen tonsils: May be due to an infection by strep or other bacteria. In your case it looks like you have some pus on the tonsils called exudate. However, it is good news that your strep and std tests were negative. In that case it is most likely a viral infection that will clear itself. If it does not improve within a week to 10 days, you should consult again with your doctor. ...Read more

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I've had swollen tonsils, sore w/ red bumps back of throat for 2 weeks. Sore throat came & gone. Doesn't hurt anymore. Strep came back negative. Doctor?

I've had swollen tonsils, sore w/ red bumps back of throat for 2 weeks. Sore throat came & gone. Doesn't hurt anymore. Strep came back negative. Doctor?

Flu: 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) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP. ...Read more

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I have a small, sore bump on the roof of my mouth and towards the back of my throat, it's a yellowish color.

I have a small, sore bump on the roof of my mouth and towards the back of my throat, it's a yellowish color.

Could be an EPULIS: A benign growth of "giant cells" Check with your Dentist who can refer you if necessary!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have yellow top palate towards back of mouth with cold/burning on off sore throat sensation. Does not hurt to swallow food. Some mucus of a morning.?

I have yellow top palate towards back of mouth with cold/burning on off sore throat sensation. Does not hurt to swallow food. Some mucus of a morning.?

Throat burning: Most likely either postnasal drip or reflux. Consider elevating the head of bed, zyrtec (cetirizine) before bedtime to decrease discharge, check for allergens. Treatment of reflux with either PPIs (omeprazole) or H2 blockers (ranitidine). For reflux avoid alcohol, smoking, caffeine, spicy foods. f/u wiht doctor ...Read more

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I have red bumps on the roof of my mouth and back of my throat, fever, nausea, lack of appetite, cough. I read this could be strep, is it?

Possible see MD: Those symptoms can be strep throat or more likely other infections such as viruses or mycoplasma a very long list of illnesses can cause these symptoms include allergic reactions, many infections and stds an md visit may be helpful to make a diagnosis and give treatment if indicated. ...Read more

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I used to get strep throat a lot when I was growing up. Finally they removed my tonsils and I haven't had it since. How do I know if I am a carrier?

I used to get strep throat a lot when I was growing up. Finally they removed my tonsils and I haven't had it since. How do I know if I am a carrier?

Testing: Strep carrier status occurs when an individual tests positive for the strep a germ on multiple occasions but remains asymptomatic. (lack of physical illness & lack of a blood test showing an immune response)an estimated 5% of folks are year round carriers & as many as 25% may be transient carriers in the winter. Carriers do pose some risk to susceptible friends & family. ...Read more

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Since I've had strep throat my tonsils haven't went down I have orange bumps in my throat that won't go away Is there a natural way to get rid of them?

See your doctor: If your tonsils are still enlarged and you still see something that appears abnormal to you, you should follow up with your doctor. Without a proper physical exam, we can't advise appropriate treatment or advise for your condition. All the best and feel better. ...Read more

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I have small red dots on roof of my mouth toward the back of my throat. My mouth is dry and tongue is red with white coating in parts. My throat hurts?

I have small red dots on roof of my mouth toward the back of my throat. My mouth is dry and tongue is red with white coating in parts. My throat hurts?

Not normal: The symptoms you described sound like thrush, a yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining the mouth and tongue, also called oral candidiasis. Oral candidiasis can be treated with topical anti-fungal drugs, such as nystatin, miconazole, gentian violet or amphotericin b. Topical therapy is given as an oral suspension which is washed around the mouth and then swallowed by the patient. See a doctor. ...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