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Fever/sore body for one day, fine the next. Small white bumps on the back of throat and sores inside my lip that have spread to upper lip.What is this

Fever/sore body for one day, fine the next. Small white bumps on the back of throat and sores inside my lip that have spread to upper lip.What is this

May things: Unfortunately, those symptoms may be connected to many different things. It could be anything from a simple viral infection to the first stage of infection with hsv (primary herpetic gingivostomatitis), to a bacterial infection, and on and on. Best to be seen promptly by your physician! ...Read more

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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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My throat started hurting yesterday and as today went on I felt weaker, about 10 mins ago I saw a small white bump on the back of my throat. ?

My throat started hurting yesterday and as today went on I felt weaker, about 10 mins ago I saw a small white bump on the back of my throat. ?

Probable virus: This is most likely the beginning of a viral upper respiratory tract infection which usually goes on to a head cold and runs its course in several days or a week without any specific treatment. However if the sore throat worsens and there is no head cold symptoms, a rapid throat culture is recommended to look for strep throat which requires antibiotic treatment. Meanwhile use lozenges and Tylenol. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
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Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
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Avoid spicy or acidic foods
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I have a white small bump in the back of my throat behind my tonsils, it doesn't hurt, what could it be?

I have a white small bump in the back of my throat behind my tonsils, it doesn't hurt, what could it be?

White lesion: The most common white lesion on or around the tonsils is mucous retention cyst. See ENT for confirmation and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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I have strep throat -like symptoms. Last month I had a huge white bump in my throat with sore throat and no fever. My doctor didn't strep test me but sent me home with penicillin VK. Two weeks ago it came back, so I went to urgent care and had a positive

I have strep throat -like symptoms. Last month I had a huge white bump in my throat with sore throat and no fever. My doctor didn't strep test me but sent me home with penicillin VK. Two weeks ago it came back, so I went to urgent care and had a positive

Recurrent strep: infection occurs about 10% of the time, in spite of taking the antibiotic, and more often if one stops the medication after feeling better instead of completing the course. In the lab, strep is very sensitive to penicillin, but not all people absorb it well or may have other bacteria in their throat that make it less effective. Get another culture and other med. Possible other germ like mono. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Daily
Gargle with salt water
Daily
See your doctor if you have a fever over 101.5F or can't swallow
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See your doc if you can't open your mouth well or turn your neck well
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Have one white bump on tonsil but also a trail of white bumps down the left side of throat. Been more tired than usual but not crazy tired. No energ?

Have  one white bump on tonsil but also a trail of white bumps down the left side of throat.  Been more tired than usual but not crazy tired. No energ?

Need diagnosis: You do not talk about pain. A bump on the tonsil could be cyst, accumulation of food in the crypts (indentation of the surface of the tonsil). Conversely, he trail of of white bumps down the left side of throat could be infection. Get a proper diagnosis by an ENT doctor and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Gargle with salt water
Daily
Take ibuprofen
3x day
Drink cool fluids
5x day
See your doctor
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Have had a white bump on one side of the tongue for 3 months. Brush biopsy and swab of throat were normal. What else can it be caused by?

Have had a white bump on one side of the tongue for 3 months. Brush biopsy and swab of throat were normal. What else can it be caused by?

Probably a fibroma: Glad you had it biopsied...a fibroma is benign and can be old "scar" tissue where you've traumatized or bitten(maybe accidentally) your tongue. The next most common thing would be verrucous in nature(wart). If you're bothered by it you're dentist or oral surgeon can remove it, preferably with a diode laser ...Read more

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