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I have 1 red spot at back of throat and keep catching with my tongue but isn't sore, what helps this?

I have 1 red spot at back of throat and keep catching with my tongue but isn't sore, what helps this?

Unsure: A raised red spot in the back of your mouth could be one of many different things, depending on what caused it and how long it has been there. Just because it does not hurt does not mean it should be ignored. Your best bet is to have it checked and possibly removed and sent to a pathologist to be sure what it is. ...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


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Flat and painless dark red spot on the back of my throat, to the right of my uvula has been there a few days? Might be from hitting toothbrush, notsure

Flat and painless dark red spot on the back of my throat, to the right of my uvula has been there a few days? Might be from hitting toothbrush, notsure

Wait a little bit: If it is a traumatic bruise of some sort it should disappear in a couple of weeks at the most. If it persists beyond that, get it evaluated by a dentist or PCP to make sure it isn't serious. If it disappears, it was most likely the result of trauma. ...Read more

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Back of my throat has a red spot. Scratched it before I noticed. Bled a little, but feels as if something is stuck in my throat. Is this an abrasion?

Back of my throat has a red spot. Scratched it before I noticed. Bled a little, but feels as if something is stuck in my throat. Is this an abrasion?

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT re tonsillectomy. The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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I have orange bumps and one tiny red spot/bump on the back of the throat and also I can feel very thick mucous that is difficult to swallow. Whatisit?

I have orange bumps and one tiny red spot/bump on the back of the throat and also I can feel very thick mucous that is difficult to swallow. Whatisit?

Drainage: Sometimes sinus drainage causes blisters on the back of your throat and can cause your tonsils (if you have them) to swell. I would get checked out if you are having severe pain or difficulty swallowing to make sure you do not have strep, mono or other ailments. Good luck ...Read more

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I have red spot at The left side back of mouth/throat. No pain when I swallow it's just in one small spot for 2 days. No fever or any other symptoms?

I have red spot at The left side back of mouth/throat. No pain when I swallow it's just in one small spot for 2 days. No fever or any other symptoms?

Probably ok?: Hi
If you don't have any symptoms, it is probably ok, although it is difficult for me to say for sure because I can't see it. If it is bothering you still, then a regular clinic appointment or walk-in clinic would be ok too. ...Read more

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I have a red spot on the soft part in the back of mouth. I have been experiencing neck and shoulder pain on that side of body previous to that spot ap?

I have a red spot on the soft part in the back of mouth. I have been experiencing neck and shoulder pain on that side of body previous to that spot ap?

Could be viral: Your symptoms could be those of a viral infection. The redish area in your throat is classic, as are the myalgias in your neck and shoulder. However, if those symptoms last more than 7-10 days, then something else is going on and you should see your PCP. ...Read more

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Dry red spot appeared on skin by hip, rash covering my body followed. Red, circular, itchy, spots from neck to groin, front and back. Help!

Dry red spot appeared on skin by hip, rash covering my body followed. Red, circular, itchy, spots from neck to groin, front and back. Help!

Rash: Sounds like it could be pityriasis rosea a non dangerous self limiting rash in younger people. Google it and see if it matches. However, you should see a dermatologist to confirm this and to make sure you are not dealing with anything else. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have noticed a red spot on my Throat, only one and it's itchy. I've not been well since Saturday.

I have noticed a red spot on my Throat, only one and it's itchy. I've not been well since Saturday.

Stomatitis: The red spot on the tongue is usually a type of ulcer it may also be in the throat. This is caused by virus that usually goes away in several days. If this is the only symptom you have, it is nothing to be concerned about. If it recurs perhaps you should see your local ear, nose and throat doctor to take antiviral medication. But it's not necessary at this time. ...Read more

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I'm 25 and have smoked about a half pk a day for about 8 yrs...I have constant flem I cannot clear for the past 2 months. Noticed red spot on throat.

I'm 25 and have smoked about a half pk a day for about 8 yrs...I have constant flem I cannot clear for the past 2 months. Noticed red spot on throat.

Stop Smoking: It's important that you stop smoking and see your Dr. ASAP. You need a chest X-ray and labs. Even if it's just a respiratory infection you need to stop smoking to prevent further damage to your body. ...Read more

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I have a red spot on floor of my mouth and my throat hurts? Wondering what it could be

I have a red spot on floor of my mouth and my throat hurts? Wondering what it could be

Possible virus: The throat discomfort may be an early viral upper respiratory tract infection which occasionally is accompanied by red spots in the mouth. If throat soreness worsens a throat culture is recommended to check for strep. See your physician for an evaluation and appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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My throat has recently been acting up, every time I swallow it feels like something is there when it's not and also my uvula has gotten a red spot.

My throat has recently been acting up, every time I swallow it feels like something is there when it's not and also my uvula has gotten a red spot.

Uvula swelling: Globus sensation has many possible causes - including Uvulitis. Swelling of the uvula from viral infection is common (as well as swelling from sleep apnea and certain medications). Globus sensation can also be related to GI reflux, tonsil problems, pharyngitis just to name a few other issues. If not improved over a week of symptoms further evaluation is advisable. ...Read more

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I have strep throat currently, but my tonsils look extremely infected? Large black/dark red spot, overflow of pus, ect.

I have strep throat currently, but my tonsils look extremely infected? Large black/dark red spot, overflow of pus, ect.

What's the question?: This site can provide valuable incite for many issues if you use it properly. When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review. You must also submit a concise question that reflects the info submitted. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete, We do not have access to any previous question or data you use to sign up. ...Read more

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I had sore throat and cough when I throw my phlegm it has a red on it and for the 2nd time the red spot is already gone? What does it mean?

I had sore throat and cough when I throw my phlegm it has a red on it and for the 2nd time the red spot is already gone? What does it mean?

Irritation: Sounds like you are coughing enough to cause irritation and erosion to the throat. You should see doctor for exam if the cough persists some simple lozenges nay be of some benefit to you ...Read more

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Odd symptoms on Rt side of body: throat feels tight, red spot on tongue, tongue goes right when stuck out, sharp/ache in glute and leg. All right side?

Odd symptoms on Rt side of body: throat feels tight, red spot on tongue, tongue goes right when stuck out, sharp/ache in glute and leg. All right side?

See physician: It is possibly something neurological. You should be checked. That is the prudent thing to do. It is hard to give you an answer without an examination. ...Read more

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Hi, I had protected sex 20 days ago. Now real bad sore throat with red and white spots. I also notice that I have two red spot on a vaccination site?

Hi, I had protected sex 20 days ago. Now real bad sore throat with red and white spots. I also notice that I have two red spot on a vaccination site?

Can't be certain: If sex was well protected then the odd's are that this might be a viral infection. However, the only way to 100% rule out an STD is with evaluation. ...Read more

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My tongue hurts, is white, white bumps on top of tongue and red spot on side of tongue some congestion in throat/ on and off sore throat?

My tongue hurts, is white, white bumps on top of tongue and red spot on side of tongue some congestion in throat/ on and off sore throat?

Office Visit: Too hard to DX over the internet, really need a clinical evaluation. May be able to go to emergent care to have issue seen immediately. Possibly dentally related, but most probably primary care issue for you. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a small red spot on my left tonsil. No pain, no sore throat, no swelling. What could it be? I am a former smoker. I quit about a year ago.

I have a small red spot on my left tonsil. No pain, no sore throat, no swelling. What could it be? I am a former smoker. I quit about a year ago.

Many things: Tonsils often have changes in the way they look and are usually not anything concerning. But if anything looks concerning to you, be safe and have a physician check it out. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat and red spot on tip of tongue for a month thought it was a sign of herpes since I get them on my tongue but it's been too long?

I've had a sore throat and red spot on tip of tongue for a month thought it was a sign of herpes since I get them on my tongue but it's been too long?

Need to be seen: These types of situations cannot be diagnosed over the internet. Therefore, you will need to see a dentist for a definitive diagnose and appropriate treatment, if necessary. ...Read more

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Flat and painless red mark in throat, possible std from giving oral? Seems to be in the same spot I would hit my brush, possible bruise from trauma?

Flat and painless red mark in throat, possible std from giving oral? Seems to be in the same spot I would hit my brush, possible bruise from trauma?

To male or female?: If to male, bruising possible. STD always possible with unprotected sex. If red has waned in 24 hours and no other symptoms appear, you are likely OK, if your partner has none. You may get a throat swab for STDs. ...Read more

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My daughter was bit or stung by something in the middle of the night and woke with a red spot on her neck. This spot then turned into blisters.?

My daughter was bit or stung by something in the middle of the night and woke with a red spot on her neck. This spot then turned into blisters.?

Sounds like a: Localized reaction to the bug bite, which is a normal reaction presenting as red spot-"inflammation".May or may not turn into blisters. You can go ahead and apply some topical steroid cream (skin needs to be intact) and give her some benadryl (diphenhydramine) orally. Consult with your Pediatrician if it is becoming infected, hot to touch, tender and changing in color. ...Read more

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Earlier I noticed the red spot on my leg and on my neck. Is this a sign of the chickenpox, what to do?

Earlier I noticed the red spot on my leg and on my neck. Is this a sign of the chickenpox, what to do?

2 red spots on your: Body probably isn't chicken pox. A rash from chickenpox often occurs first on trunk (chest/back) ; then moves to face ; then extremities. The rash becomes blisters that itch. Blisters usually have all transformed into scabs in about a week. There are usually around 100 to 300 lesions (more on adults than small children). The rash could spread to mouth, eyelids ; genitalia. ...Read more

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I have red spot in my neck its itchy and spreading. I already tried using triamcinolone?

I have red spot in my neck its itchy and spreading. I already tried using triamcinolone?

Have it evaluated.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My baby has a red spot behind her neck that itches her alot, the edges get lil rashes. At times, what can this be?

My baby has a red spot behind her neck that itches her alot, the edges get lil rashes. At times, what can this be?

Eczema or birthmark: This can be a type of eczema or mild inflammation of a birthmark typically called a "stork bite." moisturize the area with vaseline multiple times per day for 1 week. If that doesn't work, follow-up with your pediatrician. ...Read more