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Swollen Throat With White Bumps
Many possibilities: Kids spend a significant amt of time placing all kinds of germs from their fingers around their eyes, mouth, nose & throat. A large variety of bacteria or viruses start out their happy time infesting a kids throat & tonsils. These symptoms are not specific to one germ & proper evaluation and a culture or rapid test may define the cause. ...Read more
See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
Based on my previous question about possibly having strep throat. I have a sore throat red swollen with white bumps them in back of throat. Mono?
Possible, But...: From your description, it sounds more like strep throat, or tonsillitis. Mono, is possible, but at this point, but with information given, it's a stretch. You would have swollen lymph nodes of the neck, general lethargy, and not be localized to the throat area alone. Either way, you might want a culture taken to be sure, and I would see you pcp for that to be done. Best of luck to you! ...Read more
Better see your doct: You might need prescription medicationsGet a more detailed answer ›
I've had swollen throat with white spots no fever no pain. For five days. Facial pain and now diarreaha. Do you think this is strep throat?
From inside or outsi: Swollen is throat or neck?. Throat ones' are from infections like tonsils, pharyngitis spine abscess pointing into mouth and throat from behind, lymphnodes in front of spines -into throat when infected, back of tongue swellings -like abscess, tumour. Neck swell. Can be from skin abscesses, thyroid swellings, lymphnode swellings -infections to cancers, laryngitis. Caries tooth can cause lymph node sw. ...Read more
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Swollen glands: If you mean swollen glands, ie, a sore throat with swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck, otc pain relievers like tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil or Aleve can help the pain of the glands and throat, and lozenges can ease the soreness of the raw throat. Irrigating with saline solution as in the sinus rinse kit can also help the soreness due to drainage, especially if you raise your head and let it run down inside. ...Read more
For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes see physician & get a streph throat test. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications.
Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.
Try ginger tea. ...Read more
Sore throat pain: If the sore throat is pretty mild, tylenol/acetaminophen is a good choice for the treatment of the pain. Your immune system has to do the "healing, " meaning to conquer the infection. If the pain is severe and/or there is fever, a strep throat is possible and a visit to the doctor is in order. Untreated strep infections can lead to serious disease-rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. ...Read more
Remedy: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more
Yes: Antihistamines help, steroids, avoidance of inciting agent/allergen. One thing to stress is ensuring that this was an allergic reaction, as well as the severity of it. Just to stress: anytime there is airway involvement — any shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing, stridorous breathing — this is a life-threatening allergic event & you should always seek immediate emergency care & evaluation. ...Read more
Virus vs. other bact:
A swollen throat can be the result of a viral infection and will not respond to amoxicillin.
Furthermore, other bacteria can breakdown the Amoxicillin structure. That is why the best drug empirically to use when you are certain that the infection is bacterial (throat culture), is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). This antibiotic has clavulinic acid in its make up and will prevent this breakdown of amoxicillin. ...Read more
Yes. : With infectious mononucleosis(a viral illness), commonly there is a very sore throat with enlarged tonsils and white exudate in the crypts. Not uncommonly, this is treated as a strep throat with ampicillin; curiously enough, Ampicillin rx for mono not uncommonly causes a fine red body rash. At any rate, lots of fluids, saline gargles, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and adequate rest. Full time rest not needed. ...Read more
I have a swollen throat and it looks like red bumbs on the back of my tounge and I'm 16 is this normal?
Probably not: But it is hard to tell for sure without a direct look at your throat. Your family doctor can probably help. ...Read more
Did appointment and was told that I got swollen throat. Does it cause phlegm and how to reduce discomfort?
It is hard to believe that the doctor who gave you the above diagnosis did not tell you what to do to get your throat better.
If that is the case and your throat is still sore have a friend or family member send you to someone better.
Please let me know how that turns out. ...Read more
I developed a cough and swollen throat after starting to take Ramipril. I discontinued taking it two weeks ago. When will the coughing stop?
Stop ramipiril: No, most likely the cough will continue and the throat swelling is definitely a reason NOT to continue to take Ramipiril. This is what we call an ACE inhibitor which has the side effects you mention and should be stopped and you need to consult with your MD for further recs. ...Read more
I've been sick all week with a swollen throat and body aches. The aches are gone but I feel like my throat isn't getting better just worse. Wat is it?
Been med checked?: 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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