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How long should I wait before seeing a doctor with tonsillitis? No fever or symptoms other than sore throat and red spots on tonsils.

How long should I wait before seeing a doctor with tonsillitis? No fever or symptoms other than sore throat and red spots on tonsils.

Spots on tonsils: Spots on tonsils are called an "exudate." exudates are common in many throat infections and have no specific importance in diagnosis. Persistent fever, trouble swallowing and/or pain determine need to be examined. The more intense or longer these persist, the more one needs to see the 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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Can a sinus infection cause red spots on tonsil? I have 2 red spots on left tonsil, no sore throat or swelling, just feels like a sinus infection.

Can a sinus infection cause red spots on tonsil? I have 2 red spots on left tonsil, no sore throat or swelling, just feels like a sinus infection.

Probable viral infec: Respiratory virus can cause various symptoms, combined with allergies. Usually swollen red painful tonsils are reason for seeing doctor ...Read more

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I have an extremely red and sore throat with bring red spots on the roof of my mouth. Also red inflamed tonsils?

I have an extremely red and sore throat with bring red spots on the roof of my mouth. Also red inflamed tonsils?

Viral pharyngitis: It looks viral, but the description is not diagnosis. A rapid strep test would be necessary. Also if it is there for a long time it might be a more serious condition that warrants lab test to test the immunity, other neck diseases, and a fungi infection. Probably and ENT visit would be the best ...Read more

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Sore throat it stopped hurting so I don't think it's strep. But I have a white spot and red spots. I got my tonsils taken. Could it be a certain std?

Sore throat it stopped hurting so I don't think it's strep. But I have a white spot and red spots. I got my tonsils taken. Could it be a certain std?

Symptom changes: Strep and other forms of sore throat may diminish in severity without treatment. That doesn't alter the potential for complications of untreated strep to occur. Oropharyngeal gonorrhea can also present as a sore throat. The physical appearance can often aid an experienced examines in diagnosis but often throat swabs and lab tests are required for accurate dx. ...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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Sore throat with white gunk on my tonsils. Strep neg. Got a rocephin (ceftriaxone) shot and have been on ceflex for 4 days. Now have red spots on roof of mouth! Help?

Sore throat with white gunk on my tonsils. Strep neg. Got a rocephin (ceftriaxone) shot and have been on ceflex for 4 days. Now have red spots on roof of mouth! Help?

Pharyngitis: Difficult to understand why you were given a Rocephin (ceftriaxone) shot and placed on Keflex when your strep test was negative. One can have a horrendous looking throat due to just a viral infection, mononucleosis being the most notorious. If pain is improving, then consider waiting a bit longer as it may all sort itself out. Otherwise do follow-up with your doctor now to be re-evaluated. ...Read more

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I have red spots on roof of mouth to the back of throat and also severe sore throat any help?

I have red spots on roof of mouth to the back of throat and also severe sore throat any help?

Virus: Could be a secondary hermetic outbreak. Most people had the chicken pox as a child and have the herpes virus lying dormant in their system. A herpes outbreak in the mouth can look like little spots with a red ring around them. Give it a week to ten days and it may be gone. ...Read more

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The back of the roof of her mouth has a bunch of connected red spots and she has a sore throat. This happened right around after oral sex. Diagnosis?

The back of the roof of her mouth has a bunch of connected red spots and she has a sore throat. This happened right around after oral sex. Diagnosis?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from 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 a treatable infection). Throat lozenges and acetaminophen or ibuprofen can lessen pain. ...Read more

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I don't have a sore throat but my palate is sore and there are 2 big red spots just above the uvula. Swallowing isn't difficult but hurts my mouth?

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I don't have a sore throat but my palate is sore and there are 2 big red spots just above the uvula. Swallowing isn't difficult but hurts my mouth?

Possibly viral: If the red spots develop into what look like small blisters or ulcers, then these are almost certainly viral in nature. If the red spots are almost pinpoint, deep red and spread, and the back of the throat gets more red, this could suggest strep throat. Either way, if there is no improvement in the next 2-3 days, or if your symptoms worsen, you should be examined by a physician. ...Read more

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Severe sore throat pain, sore tongue. Tiny red spots throughout the mouth. Mainly inside on cheeks. Dr said bad sinus? Could be the methotrexate I take?

Severe sore throat pain, sore tongue. Tiny red spots throughout the mouth. Mainly inside on cheeks. Dr said bad sinus? Could be the methotrexate I take?

Mucositis?: These don't sound like symptoms of sinusitis. Maybe viral pharyngitis. But you may be on the right track, i.e. oral mucositis (inflammation of mucous membranes of the mouth), a well known side effect of many chemotherapeutic drugs, including methotrexate. Discuss with the doctor who prescribed it.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/23601229 ...Read more

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After month long sore throat w red bumps back of throat I got a mouth sore inside of my cheek. It's dark red w red spots. All happend after sex w man.

After month long sore throat w red bumps back of throat I got a mouth sore inside of my cheek. It's dark red w red spots. All happend after sex w man.

Viral or Bacterial: There are many causes of sore throat. When sore and inflamed, viral and bacterial causes are often suspected. Acid reflux is possible as well. Sores in the mouth (canker sores) are caused by viral infections. ...Read more

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Diagnosed acute pharyngitis, 12 days since, fever gone, sore throat gone. Still red spots roof of mouth, white tongue remain. Should I be concerned?

Diagnosed acute pharyngitis, 12 days since, fever gone, sore throat gone. Still red spots roof of mouth, white tongue remain. Should I be concerned?

No: Acute pharyngitis is usually a viral infection. I wonder if your PMD put you on an antibiotic. If so, the white tongue could be a fungal infection. Red spots on the palate still could be the viral infection that persists. Do not be concerned, but if the spots persist see either your doctor or a specialist in oral medicine. ...Read more

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Two white spots on tonsils and a sore throat?

Two white spots on tonsils and a sore throat?

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

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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?

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?

FOOD TONSILS: 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

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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?

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?

Cannot say: Unfortunately, your symptoms aren't enough to tell if you have strep throat. You will need a throat swab which can be sent for a rapid strep test and culture. Sometimes the rapid test is wrong too, so waiting for the final culture results is the only way to know for sure. ...Read more

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Sore throat and white spots on tonsils over a week ago. Strep was negative. No more sore throat, but spots are smaller and yellow now. Feels scratchy?

Sore throat and white spots on tonsils over a week ago. Strep was negative. No more sore throat, but spots are smaller and yellow now. Feels scratchy?

Needs eval for c&s: First on my list is to r/o strep. Initially sounded like strep. Would have been helpful to have culture results from the beginning. I would check with our primary care provider and let him exam you for a better evaluation ...Read more

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Hi it seems I have strep (lots of white spots on tonsils, 3+days of sore throat) but today I lost my voice. Any thoughts on what caused that?

Hi it seems I have strep (lots of white spots on tonsils, 3+days of sore throat) but today I lost my voice. Any thoughts on what caused that?

See a doctor: White spots on the tonsils could mean strep throat, but not necessarily. It could be a virus, and either one could cuase laryngitis with loss of voice. There are other less common infections as well that could do this. But if strep, you definitely need to know in order to get an antibiotic prescription. See your doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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Small white spots on tonsils with no pain, no fever, no sore throat when swallowing. Although I do feel a discomfort out dry feeling when swallowing?

Small white spots on tonsils with no pain, no fever, no sore throat when swallowing. Although I do feel a discomfort out dry feeling when swallowing?

White spots: Hello, the white spots in the back of your throat sound like tonsilliths. These are food particles that get stuck in the tonsil tissues. They harden and make your tonsils look like they are infected. Under these tonsil pimples is a cavity or crevice that may be inflamed and infected. Gargle with water after every meal. This helps to clear these white pimples. Also see your doctor. ...Read more

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Mono & strep test neg. White spots on tonsils won't go away &wbc elevated. Had sore throat for 5 weeks prior to tests but now gone. What could it be?

Glad to hear. ..: ...your sore throat has resolved. The answer may now be more elusive. A visit to your friendly Ear-Nose-Throat doctor may provide some insight into your recent illness and ongoing concerns. ...Read more

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Mild sore throat w ear ache for a few days. Now, I have white spots on tonsils and orange spots on back of throat. No fever. Some sinus drainage?

Mild sore throat w ear ache for a few days. Now, I have white spots on tonsils and orange spots on back of throat. No fever. Some sinus drainage?

Sounds like a sinus: Problem. May not require antibiotics as usually don't give early unless meet specific criteria but there are comfort measures doc can provide for you. Feel better! ...Read more

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I am experiencing spots on throat (quality: white or yellowish spots), swollen throat and swollen tonsils (quality: white or yellowish spots on tonsils, red). The following also describe me: Sore throat and Swollen glands. What should I do?

I am experiencing spots on throat (quality: white or yellowish spots), swollen throat and swollen tonsils (quality: white or yellowish spots on tonsils, red). The following also describe me: Sore throat and Swollen glands. What should I do?

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). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can lessen pain. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my right tonsil that come and go. No redness, no sore throat. Can this be caused by my post nasal drip? Or is this a sign of

I have white spots on my right tonsil that come and go. No redness, no sore throat. Can this be caused by my post nasal drip? Or is this a sign of

Tonsil Stones: Likely tonsilloliths.
http://www. Webmd. Com/oral-health/guide/tonsil-stones-tonsilloliths-treatment-and-prevention#1
See ENT doc to confirm diagnosis.
If diagnosis confirmed, no treatment indicated. ...Read more

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The sore throat and cough began just recently but the red spots along the back of my throat have been there for a very long time. Was told it’s not strep. What could the bumps be and will they go away?

The sore throat and cough began just recently but the red spots along the back of my throat have been there for a very long time. Was told it’s not strep. What could the bumps be and will they go away?

Viral?: The bumps at the throat can be caused by post-nasal drips or reflux irritation. At your age, allergic rhinitis and/or sinusitis may be the cause. The sore throat and cough occurring now are likely the beginning of flu symptoms. There is an antiviral agent which can shorten the course of the disease but must be taken within the 1st 48 hrs to be effective. ...Read more

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I appear to have a sore throat but I noticed I had red spots on my tonque. What does it mean? How do I get rid of them?

I appear to have a sore throat but I noticed I had red spots on my tonque. What does it mean? How do I get rid of them?

INFECTION?: Hello there, sore throat with changes in the tongue especially if a new symptom is likely due to an infection and will likely require a consult for medication.

Take care! ...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


Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more