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White patches and spots on throat, swollen tonsils, sore throat, strep test neg?

White patches and spots on throat, swollen tonsils, sore throat, strep test neg?

Possible IM : Infectious mononucleiosis can present as pharryngitis . Have you evaluate and check your spleen. If enlarged and DX confirmed avoid contact sports. ...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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Swollen tonsils, sore throat, yellow spots on tonsils, sore on tonsil. ?

Sore Throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils, strep throat or tonsilitis?

White spots on tonsils, strep throat or tonsilitis?

Could be: White spots on the tonsils could be food particles. The only way to be sure of strep throat is a throat culture. Tonsillitis is a specific diagnosis made by a physician when the tonsils in the throat are red and enlarged and painful. Strep throat does not necessarily indicate tonsil involvement. Obviously you need an objective diagnosis by a specialist. ...Read more

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Sore throat white puss spot on tongue swollen gkands?

Sore throat  white puss spot on tongue swollen gkands?

See physician: It does sound like strep throat. This can be easily diagnosed in your physician's office with a simple culture test. Please seek treatment soon. ...Read more

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Throat swollen with white bumps?

Throat swollen with white bumps?

Could be Strep: Strep throat can appear as red, swollen with 'white spots'. Also associated is 'swollen neck glands', fatigue, fever, and body aches. A simple swab in doctors office can check for strep throat. Untreated strept can have complications including heart valve disease. ...Read more

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Sore throat and swollen gums?

Sore throat and swollen gums?

Viral: Possibly viral infection given the season. Allergy is another consideration. If you have other symptoms, please relay those. ...Read more

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Sore throat with lump on tonsil std?

Sore throat with lump on tonsil std?

STDs: Anything is possible but this would be an unusual presentation of an std. My advice is that if you fell you may have been exposed the best thing to do is see a doctor and be thoroughly tested for all relevant stds. ...Read more

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Sore throat mouth sores and swollen gums. Allergies?

Sore throat mouth sores and swollen gums. Allergies?

Probably not allergy: This sounds very much like a viral infection. Herpangina, herpetic stomatitis, and hand-foot-and mouth disease all have similar symptoms. All will heal on their own in 7-10 days. See your dentist or ENT specialist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Red sore on tonsil?

Red sore on tonsil?

Been there long?: If this sore on your tonsil had been there over a few days to a week, it is likely a viral process and will go away on its own. If not, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen right tonsil, sore throat, nausea?

Swollen right tonsil, sore throat, nausea?

Possible infection: If this happened within a short time period, you may have an infection such as a peritonsillar abscess. You should see your doctor as soon as possible in order to obtain optimum treatment. ...Read more

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White tongue and dry throat?

White tongue and dry throat?

Could be related: Regardless this requires a review of your medical and dental history as well as a one on one clinical exam. See your dentist for that. The internet is great for gathering basic general information but can't replace the doctor\patient relationship visit. ...Read more

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Discomfort in throat (not really sore,) looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypt, red throat, swollen tonsils, swollen/painful lymph nodes?

Discomfort in throat (not really sore,) looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypt, red throat, swollen tonsils, swollen/painful lymph nodes?

Cryptic Tonsils: You have what are called cryptic tonsils. They have folds and holes in them that food particles get stuck in. You can gargle deeply or use a water pick to help get the particles out, but ultimately the treatment is to remove the tonsils. This is done if they are constantly or recurrently inflamed or infected, if one has severe bad breath. ...Read more

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Dry mouth. Sore throat. What can it be? Mono. Strep throat?

Dry mouth. Sore throat. What can it be? Mono. Strep throat?

Possible: Dry mouth is not a common symptom in either mono or strep throat, although, both can probably have people complain of that. Sore throat is common for both mono and strep but can also be seen in a lot of other viral illnesses as well non-infectious diseases such as allergy associated with postnasal drip, esophageal reflux, nervous spasm (globus). More detailed history is paramount in this case. ...Read more

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Sore throat, bright red throat and tonsils, swollen tonsils, looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypts, swollen lymph nodes. Go to doctor?

Sore throat, bright red throat and tonsils, swollen tonsils, looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypts, swollen lymph nodes. Go to doctor?

Yep: New onset sore throat, with redness, discolored patches needs to be evaluated for strep throat. If a rapid strep test is negative, ask for a throat culture, Since 1 to 3 out of 10 rapid strep tests have false negatives & strep is missed. As long as strep is treated within 10 days the risk of acquiring rheumatic fever is minimal. So go to an UC today or see doc tomorrow. Now if had for 10 days. ...Read more

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Swollen sore throat?

Swollen sore throat?

I know a number...: ...Of infections that can cause that: strep throat, mono, adenovirus, coxsackie. Your doctor will have a better idea after an examination. ...Read more

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Sore throat. Painful chesty cough. White spots on tonsils and back of throat. Pressure in ears. Fatigue.

Sore throat. Painful chesty cough. White spots on tonsils and back of throat. Pressure in ears. Fatigue.

Viral URI: Probably viral, but to be sure, go and see a doctor and be examined. Good luck. ...Read more

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Throat and tonsils swollen very painful talking funny stuffy nose swollen glands but I don't see white spots on tonsils tonsillitis? Or strep

Throat and tonsils  swollen  very painful talking funny stuffy nose swollen glands but I don't see white spots on tonsils tonsillitis? Or strep

See physician : your condition requires a strept test and likely a course of antibiotics, you need to see a physician or make a paid consultation through healthtap ...Read more

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What causes symptoms like a sore jaw, sore throat, phlegm in throat, globus sensation, sore neck?

What causes symptoms like a sore jaw, sore throat, phlegm in throat, globus sensation, sore neck?

Infection: anywhere from the jaw to the throat area. Be examined by you MD or your clinic to pin point the area of infection.All the best. ...Read more

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Massive outbreak of cold sores on top lip and nostril. Sore tongue, sore gums and sore throat?

Massive outbreak of cold sores on top lip and nostril. Sore tongue, sore gums and sore throat?

First episode?: This sounds like primary herpes simplex gingivostomatitis. Untreated it may last 3 weeks but Acyclovir (zovirax) or valayclovir (valtrex) should lessen it substantially. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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I have 7-10 orangish reddish whitish bumps at the back of my throat behind uvula.What can these be?Had a sore throat for 7 days now, no other symptoms

I have 7-10 orangish reddish whitish bumps at the back of my throat behind uvula.What can these be?Had a sore throat for 7 days now, no other symptoms

Two possibilities: (although may be more) 1. Viral infection of the throat..very common (sometimes called "human foot and mouth" disease 2. Infectious Mononucleosis (A simple blood test will tell) See your Primary Care Provider or Family Physician for exact diagnosis! Hope this helps! DrZ ...Read more

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I have a protrusion behind my uvula. It is hard and bony feeling. I have had a sore throat since it popped up about 2 months ago.

I have a protrusion behind my uvula. It is hard and bony feeling. I have had a sore throat since it popped up about 2 months ago.

Palatal torus: Sounds like a torus, which is a common benign congenital condition shock likely you only recently noticed. ...Read more

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I just woke with sore throat and area behind uvula swollen and wondered what causes this? The swollen area is so enlarged it flaps when i exhale.

I just woke with sore throat and area behind uvula swollen and wondered what causes this? The swollen area is so enlarged it flaps when i exhale.

It is likely infecti: Sore throat is frequently caused by the head-cold virus which usually resolves in 4-5 days with the help of tylenol (acetaminophen) pills and lots of warm liquids. If you develop fever or enlarged lymph glands, it can also be strept throat infection(bacterial infection). This requires antibiotics use and a visit to your family doctor unless you get well with tylenol (acetaminophen) in another 1-2 days. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my uvula that comes and goes and fluctuates in shapes and sizes. Its not painful anymore but was accompanied by a sore throat ?

I have white spots on my uvula that comes and goes and fluctuates in shapes and sizes. Its not painful anymore but was accompanied by a sore throat ?

Uvular lesions: Without being able to see these there is no way in which to diagnose. See your doctor and let him examine you when they are present. ...Read more

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I have Little lump next to uvula and back of the wall of my throat for about two months aready been haveing alergys of sore throat and coughing alot!

I have Little lump next to uvula and back of the wall of my throat  for about two months aready been haveing alergys of sore throat and coughing alot!

Allergies: You have allergies and notice a red lump on your throat. This most likely is related to post nasal drip. You could try nasocort over the counter. As your allergies get better so too will the swelling. If not see your doctor. ...Read more

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Currently have a sore throat, and tried to check if i had strep. for the first time i saw me epiglotti- yes, im completely sure thats what i saw, not the uvula. i have never seen my epiglottis before, im not sure if i can normally. concerning?

Sounds ok: Some people can see their epiglottis. As long as a person does not have an epiglottis infection or inflammation, it's ok to be able to see the epiglottis. It's a pink little flap that points upward from behind the base of the tongue. "Epiglottitis" is inflammation or infection of the epiglottis, and causes severe breathing or severe swallowing difficulties... and of course, is a 911 emergency. ...Read more

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Why does the left side of my tongue hurt whenever I get a cold/sore throat? Also my uvula is hanging down and laying on my tongue. Why?

Why does the left side of my tongue hurt whenever I get a cold/sore throat? Also my uvula is hanging down and laying on my tongue. Why?

Cold: Mucous causes the swollen throat and uvula. Tongue irritation can be due to a sore or due to teeth/chewing. This can happen when you are ill. Please get checked of worsens. ...Read more

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I have something white on the tip of my uvula and sore throat for the past 3 days. Sometimes it is hard to swallow. What is it? Could it be serious?

I have something white on the tip of my uvula and sore throat for the past 3 days. Sometimes it is hard to swallow. What is it? Could it be serious?

Pharyngitis: You have a sore throat or "pharyngitis" which can be caused by any number of viruses or bacteria. Strep is probably the most famous bacteria and should be screened for. Smoking is a risk factor for these infections because of the toxicities of smoke. Hope u can quit. Watch for worsening such as fevers, lymph nodes in the neck, etc. The white stuff by the way is pus- that's what the MD should swab ...Read more

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Small flesh colored bumps on uvula w' sore throat.Diagnosed with hpv over 10 years ago,no recurrences. Also diagnosed with herpes over a year ago?

Small flesh colored bumps on uvula w' sore throat.Diagnosed with hpv over 10 years ago,no recurrences. Also diagnosed with herpes over a year ago?

Doctor can evaluate: 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 a doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to see about antibiotics). Herpes recurs on the lips or face, rather than the uvula or inside the mouth. ...Read more

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Viral sore throat vs strept. I have redness and tiny red dots near thorat along with a red veiny uvula? No white puss minor pain feels likcongestion

Viral sore throat vs strept. I have redness and tiny red dots near thorat along with a red veiny uvula?  No white puss minor pain feels likcongestion

Consider symptoms: Usually strep throat has only sore throat and swollen lymph nodes in the neck. I it is viral ( much more common) it is often accompanied by nasal congestion or cough. ...Read more

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I have a very sore throat and sores on my uvula that look like pimples that need to be popped?

I have a very sore throat and sores on my uvula that look like pimples that need to be popped?

Don't pop them.: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a streph throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Feel sore throat behind the uvula. What can cause this? Feels burning sensation. Hard to swallow too

Gerd: This could be gastro esophageal reflux disease. A person with a history of heartburn may have this and acid from the stomach irritates the throat. ...Read more

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Sore throat 10 days, uvula is now very big and feels like I'm swallowing it. Left tonsil larger than right. ?

Sore throat 10 days, uvula is now very big and feels like I'm swallowing it. Left tonsil larger than right. ?

See your PCP: for consultation, tests and treatment if needed. Fortunately, most sore throats are caused by a minor illness and go away without any medical treatment. ...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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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more