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It's not really my throat, more like the back of my mouth. But, its bright red, and has small white spots in some areas, also there are little bumps.?

It's not really my throat, more like the back of my mouth. But, its bright red, and has small white spots in some areas, also there are little bumps.?

See your dentist: The tongue naturally has bumps known as papillae and those on the back of the tongue are larger than those on the front. However, if the bumps on the back of the tongue appear to be growing or changing shape or color and has white spots they should be investigated to determine what is wrong. ...Read more

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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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What could cause white spots on my throat and a red patch on the roof of my mouth?

What could cause white spots on my throat and a red patch on the roof of my mouth?

Needs to be seen: These types of situations require a personal visual examination and evaluation. Merely giving you a list of possibilities serves no real purpose. If you want to know what you have and what would be the appropriate treatment, if any, you will need to see a physician. ...Read more

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Sore throat, white lumpy tonsils, red spots on the roof of mouth, nasty taste, with an abcess on the uvula, also some white spots, what's wrong with me?

Sore throat, white lumpy tonsils, red spots on the roof of mouth, nasty taste, with an abcess on the uvula, also some white spots, what's wrong with me?

Sore throat: Looking at what you describe you may have a bacteria infection of your throat. You should see your doctor or go into an urgent care to get a rapid test done to see if you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I got white spots on my throat, red tonsils, and a hard time swallowing today?

I got white spots on my throat, red tonsils, and a hard time swallowing today?

Strep vs. virus: Many people assume that white spots automatically mean you have a strep throat, but it could also be a viral sore throat. It's important to differentiate, because you don't need an antibiotic if it's viral. Let your doctor do a throat culture. ...Read more

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My tonsils are swollen with white spots, and my throats also red with little bumps. I'm a virgin. Not std or strep. Ideas?

My tonsils are swollen with white spots, and my throats also red with little bumps. I'm a virgin. Not std or strep. Ideas?

Tested ?: The majority of these are viruses that gained access to your throat off your contaminated fingers or inhaled droplets. They can be the first stage of a multisystem illness that involves your lungs or digestive tract or just stay in your throat. If you tested negative for strep there is no need for antibiotics. It should self heal over a few days to a week. ...Read more

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

There're 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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I have red tonsils and throat for a month with no pain, cough, sputum or white spots on them. I put cotton on them and I saw blood and pus on it. Why?

I have red tonsils and throat for a month with no pain, cough, sputum or white spots on them. I put cotton on them and I saw blood and pus on it. Why?

Red tonsils: The redness is a sign of inflammation. Tonsils are a lymph gland that can swell with any type of infection. They trap dead/dying white blood cells. The blood is likely from the raw surface due to swelling — and the pus is likely from a low grade viral infection you have. Are you running a fever? I would monitor it for several days. If it continues you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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A red sore throat with more than usual veins showing, a white canker sore on the soft pallet, 1 white internal spot on tonsil, a growth with tiny pin size white spots (polyp maybe) hanging from uvula?

A red sore throat with more than usual veins showing, a white canker sore on the soft pallet, 1 white internal spot on tonsil, a growth with tiny pin size white spots (polyp maybe) hanging from uvula?

See your doctor: Are you expecting us to diagnose you over the internet and come up with some great medication for you to take to eliminate your symptoms quickly and easily? Either ride everything out or see your primary care physician for an evaluation. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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Do I have strep or pharyngitis? I have checked for redness and white spots on my throat, but it seems like a subtle redness. How obvious is strep?

Do I have strep or pharyngitis? I have checked for redness and white spots on my throat, but it seems like a subtle redness. How obvious is strep?

It is not always: Obvious. The beefy red, enlarged tonsils with purulent exudates and swollen lymph nodes don't always occur. A strep throat test/ culture will allow you to know for sure. ...Read more

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Inside the back of my mouth and throat has white spots and everything hurts going down and it feels swollen, what is that?

Inside the back of my mouth and throat has white spots and everything hurts going down and it feels swollen, what is that?

Strep throat: Strep throat is the most likely possibility. Regardless of course this is something that definitely needs to be evaluated by your medical doctor. Do not put this off, please see them asap. ...Read more

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Woke up with a pretty sore throat. Hurts some when I swallow. Checked it out, don't see any redness or any white spots. What could it be due to?

Woke up with a pretty sore throat. Hurts some when I swallow. Checked it out, don't see any redness or any white spots. What could it be due to?

Viral pharyngitis?: By far the most common cause of sore throat is viral pharyngitis and I see no reason to suspect anything else. If it gets especially severe or if you develop high fever, see a doctor. Otherwise, just tough it out without worry. ...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