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4 y/o sick a lot with large white mass in back of throat behind tongue under the uvula. Not on sides. Another mass on front of neck meds didn't help.

4 y/o sick a lot with large white mass in back of throat behind tongue under the uvula. Not on sides. Another mass on front of neck meds didn't help.

What meds?: This sounds like she may have a throat infection. If she has gotten antibiotics and not responded then it may be a viral infection or abscess. See your pediatrician. ...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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Something in back of throat behind the uvula I think its mucus I keep swallowing it but more comes back it feels like. How to get it to stop. Irritated?

Something in back of throat behind the uvula I think its mucus I keep swallowing it but more comes back it feels like. How to get it to stop. Irritated?

Post nasal drip: Hello, you are experiencing a movement of mucus from the nasal cavity to the oropharynx. This mucus carries dirt, viruses, bacteria and chemicals your nose filters while breathing air. If this mucus dries, it thickens and causes irritation. Drink more water, use an otc saline nasal spray. If the symptoms are associated with sneezing, an allergy could be present. An antihistamine should help. ...Read more

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I get canker sores about 3-5 times a month and its always in the back of my throat near my uvula. I was wondering why I get them? All my life

I get canker sores about 3-5 times a month and its always in the back of my throat near my uvula. I was wondering why I get them? All my life

Canker sores: Canker sores are the most common recurrent oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting and no treatment is required. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a yellowish patch in the back of my throat behind my uvula. I have been congested for a while...could this just be mucus or something else?

I have a yellowish patch in the back of my throat behind my uvula. I have been congested for a while...could this just be mucus or something else?

Post nasal drip: Yes, if you are seeing yellow mucus at the back of your throat it could be post nasal drip from your congestion. It should go away when your illness resolves. You can try decongestants and salt water gargles to see if it goes away. If it doesn't improve in about a week or two then get it checked. ...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'm 16 and have a red bump on my right tonsil. No pain. Just red and concerning. Also see white stuff way back in my throat behind my uvula. I'm worried?

Culture: The white material in your throat may be from yeast, viral or bacterial infection or even infectious mononucleosis. If it persists see your physician who will order a throat culture and any other tests deemed appropriate. ...Read more

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Feels like something moving behind my uvula (far back of throat) weird buzzing in ears. Hard to swallow, throat pain, phlegm when I cough, please help?

Feels like something moving behind my uvula (far back of throat) weird buzzing in ears. Hard to swallow, throat pain, phlegm when I cough, please help?

Post nasal drip: It seems you have post nasal drip and other symptoms that can be related to a cold or nasal allergies. You do not mention how long you have had this condition. If it comes and goes, you need to tell your doctor and perhaps see an allergist. If it is mor erecent, use a saline nasal spray to alleviate your nasal symptoms, it will improve your post nasal drip. ...Read more

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I have had a lot of pain and swollen areas throughout my mouth. Mainly behind my molars and a bit down my throat. They are visibly painful sores.?

I have had a lot of pain and swollen areas throughout my mouth. Mainly behind my molars and a bit down my throat. They are visibly painful sores.?

Stomatitis: You likely have a viral illness causing these ulcers. Sometimes they get so bad, especially in kids, that we have to hospitalize people to give them fluids because it hurts to bad to swallow. A 1:1 mixture of liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and mylanta can help with the pain. Take a teaspoon or two of this mixture and swish in mouth and swallow every 2-4 hours. Get seen in the morning. ...Read more

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I have constant mouth sores and sore throats, and red and white patches all over the back of my mouth and under my tongue. What might cause this?

I have constant mouth sores and sore throats, and red and white patches all over the back of my mouth and under my tongue. What might cause this?

Candida or!??: It could be candidiasis, pemphigus vulgaris, pemphigoid or acute herpatic gingivostomatitis. Do you have fever, headache and malaise. Please get a checkup and some urine and blood analysis if possible for candida antibodies. It is hard to diagnose your case because of the similarities of symptoms with other cases. ...Read more

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Daughter has 2 canker sores on her tonsils at the back of throat their kind of small. Plus she has 2 on the front of her mouth howl long will it last?

Daughter has 2 canker sores on her tonsils at the back of throat their kind of small. Plus she has 2 on the front of her mouth howl long will it last?

7-10 days usually: During this time have her eat softer foods and avoid acidly foods (soda, ketchup, tomato sauce, etc.). Have her rinse with warm salt water several time a day. If it interferes with eating have her rinse (not swallow) with a mixture of malox and liquid benadryl (diphenhydramine). If other cold symptoms develop then see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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14yr daughter has 4 canker sores in her mouth (one being at the very back of her throat!) took halls and now when swallow feels like sandpaper why?

14yr daughter has 4 canker sores in her mouth (one being at the very back of her throat!) took halls and now when swallow feels like sandpaper why?

Canker sores?: First, who made the diagnosis of canker sores, also known as aphthous ulcers? True canker sores are of unknown etiology but thought to be an autoimmune response, triggered by stress. She may have that or herpes simplex 1 virus (or both). Both are painful ; need to run their course. Halls may help or be further irritating to the mucous membranes. Consult with dr. Regarding diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My tongue burns, I have sores on the back of my mouth and I have a sore throat.

My tongue burns, I have sores on the back of my mouth and I have a sore throat.

Sore throat: What you describe is rather common and can be due to many different conditions. One is herpangina caused by a coxsackie virus, but without being able to see the back of your tongue and throat would only be guessing. Why don't you see your family doctor and make sure this is not strep throat, or other illnesses for which would need more history to diagnose. ...Read more

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I have canker sores in the back of my mouth chooser to the throat. Does gargling harm or help the healing process?

I have canker sores in the back of my mouth chooser to the throat. Does gargling harm or help the healing process?

Helpful: Gargling with peroxide based liquids can be helpful in speeding healing. Alcohol based liquids may make it more painful as the alcohol will sting the open sores. Your best bet is a Chlorhexidine rinse you can get prescribed from your dentist. That will help kill the germs that are the main cause of the painful sores (canker sores are a secondary infection of a primary autoimmune reaction). ...Read more

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I have mouth sores, bumps on back of my throat, a feeling something is stuck on the bottom of my right tonsil but I can't see it, and mild headache?

See ENT/ neurologist: An ENT can evaluate the mouth sores and the back of the throat bumps and the sensation in the right tonsil. Arguably there is some toxin, pathogen or allergen present. A neurologist can check out the HA. Typically, some toxin, pathogen or allergen is present in one or more of the cranial joints, TM joints, occiput, or frontal sinus at the sphenoid junction. ...Read more

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The back of my throat behind my tonsils have small whitish yellow bumps and my tonsils and back of mouth have small red veins everywhere. Concerns?

Difficult to tell: By only reading the description. Best to have exam by your physician, especially if you are experiencing symptoms (e.g., throat pain, fever, chills, pain with swallowing, etc.) to determine what the small bumps in the back of your mouth are and to evaluate the small red veins. ...Read more

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I have red sores in the back of my mouth is that usual when you have a sore throat? Is it possible as to why it's called a sore throat?

I have red sores in the back of my mouth is that usual when you have a sore throat? Is it possible as to why it's called a sore throat?

See below: Not all red areas in the back of the mouth are painful, but many are, thus the name - sore throat. Depending on what these areas look like can often help to determine if this is viral or bacterial like strep throat. Seeing your doctor can help to figure this out. ...Read more

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I have small red spots/sores under my tongue, on the roof of my mouth toward the back, and in my throat. Mouth/ throat is sore and sensitive.

I have small red spots/sores under my tongue, on the roof of my mouth toward the back, and in my throat. Mouth/ throat is sore and sensitive.

Seek an oral exam: The small red spots could be of many different origins. An avenue to pursue is to see of they are of a bacterial or fungal nature. Please seek your dentist for a differential diagnosis. A thorough exam should yield relief and rule out any underlying pathology. This way the appropriate medication oral or topical canbe given to relive your symptoms and concerns. ...Read more

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I have white blisters on my palms and soles, sores inside my mouth -lips and back of throat, can it be foot hand mouth disease? How do I treat it?

I have white blisters on my palms and soles, sores inside my mouth -lips and back of throat, can it be foot hand mouth disease? How do I treat it?

Hand foot mouth dis: Yes most likey that what is, is caused by Coxsackie A virus, treatment is supportive, it is very contagious. Drink lots of fluids & soft food. Feel better. ...Read more

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I am having sore throat, white bumps back of tongue, mouth sores, enlarged or tender lymph nodes. Worried mouth cancer. Mouth sore came 6 days later

I am having sore throat, white bumps back of tongue, mouth sores, enlarged or tender lymph nodes. Worried mouth cancer. Mouth sore came 6 days later

Oral cancer: If you're worried about oral cancer, see your Dentist for an oral cancer exam (can't be done over the computer). Know that if you do not abuse alcohol and don't smoke (anything), your chances of oral cancer are relatively low. So go see your Dentist if for mother other than peace of mind...priceless. ...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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What is white chunky stuff on my uvula it makes me feel like a loose skin back there but not hurts when I eat and the sides of my throats are red?

What is white chunky stuff on my uvula it makes me feel like a loose skin back there but not hurts when I eat and the sides of my throats are red?

Dead skin: The white chunky stuff is basically the equivalent of dead skin, probably caused by an infection. It'll slough off when the infection clears. ...Read more

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I can feel my uvula in the back of my throat. Is this normal?

I can feel my uvula in the back of my throat. Is this normal?

Yes but snore?: It is not uncommon to have a long uvula but it can become problematic if swollen or causing sleep obstruction. This is commonly reflected by snoring. ...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


Uvula (Definition)

A piece of normal tissue that is seen at the back of ...Read more