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What can cause a white sore in back of throat? Can you give me some home remedies?

What can cause a white sore in back of throat? Can you give me some home remedies?

Possibly thrush: If you have been on antibiotics, it could be a condition called thrush. Gargling warm salt water a few times daily for a week might clear it up. However, if is is painful, if it bleeds, if you are a smoker, or if it does not COMPLETELY go away in a week, you must see your doctor or an ENT. ...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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How to heal a canker sore on back of throat?

How to heal a canker sore on back of throat?

Wrong area: Canker sore does not occur in the back of the throat. Get a doctor to see what it might be and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of this canker sore on back of throat?

How do I get rid of this canker sore on back of throat?

Can't: I am not aware of a proven effective method. If it is a canker sore it will resolve in a couple of days. If it doesn't or you have lots of "canker sores" get a good diagnosis of what is happening. ...Read more

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I have a large canker sore in back of throat the size of a quarter, could it be from epstein barr?

Consult in order: You need to see a dentist (or physician) who can see if the lesion is in fact a canker sore or something else. You can also have more than one issue at the same time. If the only symptom is the one sore, see a dentist, otherwise see your physician for a thorough medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Left tonsil w white pus w one sore on back of throat w pus. A slight sore throat for a week. Left lymth node swollen. Don't want to see dr if possible?

Left tonsil w white pus w one sore on back of throat w pus. A slight sore throat for a week. Left lymth node swollen. Don't want to see dr if possible?

Tonsillitis: Sounds as if this may be due to strep pyogenes, and treatment may not shorten the duration of illness but will protect you from developing post-streptococcal complications like acute rheumatic fever. You should probably see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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My symptoms indclude: tight/sore chest and back, throat hurts but not tonsils. What could be wrong?

My symptoms indclude: tight/sore chest and back, throat hurts but not tonsils. What could be wrong?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat with a white spot that looks like a kanker sore in the back of throat and also a red bloody spot right next to it. any ideas?

Sore in throat: It appears to be canker sore,or also called aphthous ulcer,usually clears on it's own,but may recurr on a different,area,if it is a recurring problem see an ENT surgeon,cautery with silver nitrate heals it faster ...Read more

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Woke up with sore spot in back of throat with morning nasal congestion it was yellowish grey now my nose is clear but still sore spot no fever?

Woke up with sore spot in back of throat with morning nasal congestion it was yellowish grey now my nose is clear but still sore spot no fever?

Could be viral URI: use saline nasal wash and salt water gargles for the next day or two, if no improvement see your doctor, you might a prescription medication then, good luck ...Read more

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Can you have tonsillitis with no tonsils. Throat not sore, back of throat roof of mouth and tonsils have yellow look to them. Red streaks on tonsils.

Can you have tonsillitis with no tonsils. Throat not sore, back of throat roof of mouth and tonsils have yellow look to them. Red streaks on tonsils.

Yes and no: Not all of your tonsils are removed when a tonsilectomy is done. The ones that remain can get inflamed. There is also a fair amount of lymphoid tissue within the oropharynx and throat that can become swollen and irritated when they are exposed to an allergen or pathogen. If your throat is not sore try gargling with warm salt water 3 times a day to see if you can reduce the redness. ...Read more

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