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What is wrong if I have chest pains, severe headache, dizziness, sore throat and white tongue with red spots?

What is wrong if I have chest pains, severe headache, dizziness, sore throat and white tongue with red spots?

Infection: Surely sounds like an acute pharyngitis infection - can be strep, mono, neisseria, but a viral infection is the most common cause. A throat culture (or strep screen) is indicated since untreated, that brand can lead to serious complications, including rheumatic fever and abscess. ...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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I have white tongue, sore throat and bumps on the back of the tongue. What should I do?

I have white tongue, sore throat and bumps on the back of the tongue. What should I do?

Several issues: The white tongue could be from a coating that can be removed with better oral hygiene and a tongue scraper....Or lichen planus, thrush or something else. The bumps may be the normal papillae of the tongue. A sore throat is not normal. I suggest that you consult with an oral surgeon or your physician for a personal evaluation to see exactly what is going on and treatment if indicated. ...Read more

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What do these symptoms indicate: white tongue with sore spots, fever, swollen sensitive gums, and sore throat?

What do these symptoms indicate: white tongue with sore spots, fever, swollen sensitive gums, and sore throat?

Viral pharyngitis: There is no specific treatment for viral pharyngitis. You can relieve symptoms by gargling with warm salt water several times a day and take NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC. You should see your doctor if have a sore throat for more than a week. ...Read more

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White tongue a few days now, a red throat with red spots there & back of the tongue. No fever, no sore throat.

White tongue a few days now, a red throat with red spots there & back of the tongue. No fever, no sore throat.

Oral yeast?: Could be an oral yeast infection, or a simple coated tongue that needs to be cleaned of its coating thru use of a tongue scraper (available on internet). Also could be an allergy to something eaten or used in the mouth. If problem persists or is accompanied later on by pain or fever, see an oral health professional. ...Read more

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Sore throat 3 days ago. Now pus pocket rt side throat white tongue dry cough very painful to swallow low fever 1st day but not since rt node sensitv?

Sore throat 3 days ago. Now pus pocket rt side throat white tongue dry cough very painful to swallow low fever 1st day but not since rt node sensitv?

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 throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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I'd anal unprotected sex with a HIV negative men, after I get white tongue sore throat fever n tired, am I infected HIV or anyother sexual disease?

I'd anal unprotected sex with a HIV negative men, after I get white tongue sore throat fever n tired, am I infected HIV or anyother sexual disease?

Should get checked: The problem in the world is that not everyone is truthful-- how do we know for sure your partner was negative? I am concerned you have a pharyngitis but it could be one of any number of infections. Acute HIV can look just like "a sore throat" so I hope u can see a doc. Of course you could just have mono, Strep or another virus but testing for HIV is very important. Your doc can sort it out I hope ...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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Had a fever, headache and sore throat yesterday today I have pain on the right side of my tongue what might it be...?

Had a fever, headache and sore throat yesterday today I have pain on the right side of my tongue what might it be...?

URI: It means that you should go and be examined by a doctor. There is no way that this can be diagnosed over the internet. Need more history, physical exam and perhaps some labs. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dizziness, pain in lower gums, pain under tongue, slightly sore throat, headache, no fever.???

Dizziness, pain in lower gums, pain under tongue, slightly sore throat, headache, no fever.???

See your dentist: A dental abscess may produce no fever with intermittent swelling and pain, but can develop into a severe condition at any point. The goal of any treatment is to remove the infection, save the tooth, and prevent further complications. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more

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Really bad Headaches, throat hurts when swallowing, lumps on tongue, sore throat, feel like I'm going to pass out or vomit! ?

Really bad Headaches, throat hurts when swallowing, lumps on tongue, sore throat, feel like I'm going to pass out or vomit! ?

Doctor can examine: 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. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat illness is bothersome (as in this case), recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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The roof of my mouth feels unusually smooth, ihave a sore throat and ive been having headaches. I'm curious as to what my sickness is. Sick for 2 days.

The roof of my mouth feels unusually smooth, ihave a sore throat and ive been having headaches. I'm curious as to what my sickness is. Sick for 2 days.

Diagnosis: A proper diagnosis cannot be done over the internet. This requires a medical history and at least a clinical exam, not to mention possible diagnostic tests. ...Read more

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Couple weeks been getting mouth sores & sore throat on and off, today felt sick & mouth sore & 10 min headache. Is something wrong with immune system?

Couple weeks been getting mouth sores & sore throat on and off, today felt sick & mouth sore & 10 min headache. Is something wrong with immune system?

Unlikely: Can just be intercurrent infection, mostly viral, and would go on its own. Immunity can wax and wane, hence we catch infections, but that doesn't mean we have immunodeficiency. See your doctor for evaluation if rest, fluids, painkillers and healthy diet don't work, good luck ...Read more

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My 8 year old daughter has been suffering with a headache, fever, sore throat and swelling/pain at the roof of her mouth for two days. Flu?

My 8 year old daughter has been suffering with a headache, fever, sore throat and swelling/pain at the roof of her mouth for two days. Flu?

Influenza: Symptoms of influenza can vary from case to case and other viruses produce a similar clinical picture. Must isolate virus or do serologic testing to prove presence of influenza. Your daughter should be seen by a pediatrician to be sure the painful swelling on her palate is nothing serious. Headache, fever and sore throat may be strep and she can be examined for this and treated if necessary. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, dry mouth, everytime I move my eyes I get chills, I feel cold, my body aches, and I am fighting a headache.

I have a sore throat, dry mouth, everytime I move my eyes I get chills, I feel cold, my body aches, and I am fighting a headache.

Sounds like the Flu: The symptoms that you describe sound like the flu.

It is important to keep well hydrated (drink enough of water) also fruit juice and soup are good.

You should contact your physician to rule out strep throat (a bacterial infection that would be treated with antibiotics)

if your symptoms continue beyond several days or if they get worse, contact your physician immediately for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Came in contact with baby that had hand foot and mouth disease day later sore throat headache that won't go away cough drops or gargling doesn't help?

All supportive care: If you do have HFM disease, it's all supportive care. Pain meds (Tylenol/Motrin), plenty of fluids & what you are already doing. Sometimes Maalox can help with the pain if you hold it on the back of your throat. Popsicles and other cold liquids can help. If bad enough, there are prescriptions that your MD can phone in as well. ...Read more

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Sore throat spots on roof of mouth headache coughing and tired aching joints but no fever now had since last sunday six days?

Sore throat spots on roof of mouth headache coughing and tired aching joints but no fever now had since last sunday six days?

Oral herpes: It sounds like you have an outbreak of cold sores - herpes simplex type 1. Outbreaks occur in times of stress, like when you have the flu. ...Read more

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Sore throat, dry mouth, flem, trouble swallowing, chest pains, headaches, blocked nose. What do I have?

Sore throat, dry mouth, flem, trouble swallowing, chest pains, headaches, blocked nose. What do I have?

Hard to say: It could be the flu, it could be allergies, it could be almost anything. Get to a doctor to have yourself examined and treated please. ...Read more

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Sore throat for 7 days, no fever, no rash, headache, mouth pain. Strep throat? Hiv? Started zithromax today.

Sore throat for 7 days, no fever, no rash, headache, mouth pain. Strep throat? Hiv? Started zithromax today.

Zithromax?: One further comment on the use of zithromax for upper respiratory tract infections. In 2000, a study of antibiotic efficacy for acute bacterial sinusitis demonstrated that azythromycin (zithromax) has no effect against nthi (non-typable hemophilus influenza). It is a very appropriate drug for some cases of lower respiratory infections. H.Flu is a very common cause of ear and sinus infections. ...Read more

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Stiff neck, sore throat, ear ache, headache. White sores in back of mouth/throat and hard to swallow. No fever.

Stiff neck, sore throat, ear ache, headache. White sores in back of mouth/throat and hard to swallow. No fever.

See PCP: Your symptoms are suggestive of acute pharyngitis that is caused by virus or bacteria. Strep infection needs to be ruled out even in the absence of fever. Headache and stiff neck require to be evaluated urgently to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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I have a itchy sore throat, red pin prick sports on the roof of my mouth near the back, headaches, yellow young and ulcers at back if toung what is it?

I have a itchy sore throat, red pin prick sports on the roof of my mouth near the back, headaches, yellow young and ulcers at back if toung what is it?

Cannot diagnose: There are several possibilities including coxsackie virus herpangina, and others. You must go and see a doctor and be examined, since answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had a bacterial throat infection, had a dose of anti biotics and a repeat. 4 days after finishing im getting a sore throat and white tongue. Ideas?

I had a bacterial throat infection, had a dose of anti biotics and a repeat. 4 days after finishing im getting a sore throat and white tongue. Ideas?

Possible thrush..: White tongue and sore throat might be symptoms and signs of oral thrush which is associated with a yeast (fungal) infection and require other type of antibiotics to be prescribed. Please make an appointment with your doctor so a direct exam can be performed and appropriate treatment prescribed. ...Read more

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Yellow, white tongue. Sore throat, like something in back. Painful swallowing and nausea. Voice sometimes sounds funny. Just finish h plyori treatment?

Yellow, white tongue. Sore throat, like something in back. Painful swallowing and nausea. Voice sometimes sounds funny. Just finish h plyori treatment?

Doctor can examine: 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). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease pain. ...Read more

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My husband is sick with headache, cough & sore throat. He's taking dayquil & nyquil & also halls. Will this help him or should he take something else?

My husband is sick with headache, cough & sore throat. He's taking dayquil & nyquil & also halls. Will this help him or should he take something else?

Seasonal flu: It is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain; see your pcp for evaluation. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...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