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Purple Spots On Throat
Throat "Spots": "spots" cans be many things - ask your doc. ...Read more
Throat problem: There are many problems that can occur in the throat, so get checked. Spots of all colors can occur. A brown spot may simply represent dried mucous or prior difficulty with a nose bleed. Could be irritation from viral or bacterial infection although these are usually red or orange. You could have some non-infectious irritation from, say, post-nasal drainage (allergies) or even from reflux. ...Read more
Throat: Difficult to tell if tonsils or something else, without looking at it. Consult your pcp for exam. ...Read more
Had strep was on zpack. Back 2day to dr still have 2white spots on throat. Back on zpack. Is it normal 2 have 2 take 2 doses to clear up?
Needs more time: It always takes at least a few days and sometimes a week or more for strep infection sympotoms to clear up with antibiotics. Give it more time. Take all the drug as directed. (Azithromycin [Z-pack]) is very long lasting; 5 days treatment means it will still be in your system and working for another 7-10 days. ...Read more
My baby 12 months old having fever since two days, on examination found to have white spots on throat, what may be it? Is there anything to get worried
That depends on how: High the fever is & how ill your baby appears. The american academy of pediatrics recommends calling your dr if your baby is older than 6 months w a temp of 103 or higher with sxs like coughing, earaches, fussiness, vomiting, diarrhea, no appetite or marked lethargy. Your baby is a year old. Take care. ...Read more
Tonsillitis: Tonsillitis usually causes fever, sore throat, white exudates /spots on tonsils on exam. Most cases are caused by viruses and resolves on its own and do not require therapy other than symptomatic. If your pain is going away and you do not have fever then most likely you had a viral illness. ...Read more
I am experiencing spots on throat (quality: white or yellowish spots) and cough (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night) (quality: with phelgm or mucus, chronic cough).
Viral infection?: This usually means a viral infection. Of the viruses that can do this, the most important to diagnose accurately is herpes, because effective treatment is available. So see a doctor ASAP, especially if potentially at risk for a new oral herpes infection (recent kissing, performing oral sex). ...Read more
Having pain in node a week ago and it's enlarged. Went to doctor and got antibiotic, no other symptoms, now brown spots on throat, worried.
Diagnosis: You noted an enlarged painful lymph node. Your doctor gave you antibiotics. You now have brown spots in your throat. Your doctor gave you a diagnosis. You should ask what that was and write it down. For a painful enlarged lympn node your doctor is concerned about a bacterial infection. Maybe from an injury or a bite? If the lymph node pain goes away that is good. Follow up is important ...Read more
My daughter has strep symptoms. Headaches spots on throat very red very painful had fever but tests negative for strep. What else is possible?
Most are viral: The major entry portal for germs to the body is the mouth. Germs that come in on food or contaminated fingers touch the tonsils on their way in & can adhere & begin to grow, producing infection. Most sore throats are various viruses that will self heal over time. The main problem comes in assuring that the kid takes in enough fluid to keep from dehydrating. ...Read more
My Friend is experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: bending forward) and spots on throat (quality: white or yellowish spots). The following...
I am experiencing spots on throat (quality: white or yellowish spots), neck pain, neck swelling and headache (occurred: 1 - 3 hours) (side: front, r?
Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Neck swelling or pain should be examined and can be swollen nodes with strep. ...Read more
On round 2 of zpack for strep. 2 small white spots on throat otherwise red throat. Not cultured on 2nd trip. Could it be viral?
Viral?: Viral infections are generally self-limited, lasting an average of 3 to 5 days before resolving on their own. Given that you’re on the second round of Z pack, you have been sick presumably for at least five days and probably longer, reducing the chance that this is a simple viral infection. You might need a different choice of antibiotic. ...Read more
Body temp 98.8 and sore throat, on Amoxacillin for 4 days. Had white spots on throat, but they have diminished. Am I getting better?
My Uncle is experiencing pain when swallowing and cough (quality: blood in phlegm). The following also describes him: Spots on throat. What shoul...
Mgt: I would recommend a throat exam, and possibly a culture to determine the cause. Please save a sample to show his provider. Please monitor his temperature. ...Read more
I am experiencing spots on throat (quality: white) on roof of mouth only. No fever they are all close together toward center and top.?
I am experiencing sore throat, post nasal drip, spots on throat and cough (quality: with phlegm or mucus). The following also describe me: Headac...
Sharp pain in my head & ears, coldscore, white spots on throat and feel weak neck pain stumuk pain sore throat?
Need evaluation ASAP: Needs evaluation asap for infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
What could possibly cause big bumps on back of tongue and red sore throat. Some white spots on throat. No fever. Same symptoms for over 6 mo or more?
Ent doc: With symptoms present for that duration, see an ENT doc for exam. ...Read more
Yellow spots on throat, sore throat, stuffy running nose, tired, and stiff neck... Any ideas on what I've got?
Rule out fungus: The white patches could represent a fungal infection. If you have been on antibiotics, fungus infection may occur. The fact that the white patches are also in the back of the throat suggests some type of infectious disease. My advice is to see an ENT specialist for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more
Could be: White spots on the tonsils could be food particles. The only way to be sure of strep throat is a throat culture. Tonsillitis is a specific diagnosis made by a physician when the tonsils in the throat are red and enlarged and painful. Strep throat does not necessarily indicate tonsil involvement. Obviously you need an objective diagnosis by a specialist. ...Read more
Please see Dr.: Anytime you have a sore throat for over 24 hours, it's best to see the doctor and get a strep test. If it's a virus, all that's needed is symptomatic care, but if it's strep, you need an antibiotic. Untreated strep can lead to rheumatic fever, which can cause permanent damage to your heart and other organs. ...Read more
Could oral sex cause tonsillitis? Throat hurt next day and a few days later had white spots on tonsils. No other symptoms (like with herpes)
Sore throat for almost a year feels like something stock on my throat, whitish spots on tonsils since about a month ago recently inflamed taste buds?
Often people get white exudates that get stuck
in the tonsillar crypts and sometimes even is in discomfort. Sometimes, fluids remove this over time,
sometimes taking a q tip to remove the painful areas can help with fluids to cleanse. No infection and no worries! ...Read more
Mucous deposits?: Dry mouth could be the cause. You did not say whether or not your throat was sore and if not then there should not be any problem with the tonsils. I would be more concerned about the dry mouth and find out the cause. Many common prescription and otc meds can cause it and the condition could increase your risk for cavities and gum disease. ...Read more
Does viral pharyngitis cause the white spots on tonsils and red patches in the back of throat or is that only bacterial?
Severe sore throat, white spots on tonsils. I'm going to the dr tomorrow but in the meantime I took some Nyquil and it BURNED! Strep?
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