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Recently had a viral infection. Noticed white roof of mouth, furry white tongue, and yellow/red/white spots at back of mouth.

Recently had a viral infection. Noticed white roof of mouth, furry white tongue, and yellow/red/white spots at back of mouth.

Oral Thrush?: What you describe may be candidiasis or oral thrush, which is a fungal infection and easily treated by your dentist (or physician). However, you need to have it looked at to confirm the diagnosis and then have proper treatment. ...Read more

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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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Headache, sore throat when swallow, fatigue and white coating mostly at back of tongue?

Headache, sore throat when swallow, fatigue and white coating mostly at back of tongue?

Sore throat: Those symptoms reflect a throat infection that should be evaluated by your physician to rule out a strep throat. You probably know by now that the strep test done on a throat swab takes only minutes to reveal whether you have strep or not. If it turns out negative, you have a viral infection for which you can take pain killers and warm saltwater gargles. You are contagious - frequent handwashing. ...Read more

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Back of tongue yellow, one swollen tonsil, and bumps on back of tongue. What could this be?

Back of tongue yellow, one swollen tonsil, and bumps on back of tongue. What could this be?

Tonsil: If you have a fever and pain it may be a viral illness with mild dehydration, but it could also be bacterial. You should get a culture if there is fever and pain ...Read more

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Strange white patch at back of throat and white spots on tonsils?

Strange white patch at back of throat and white spots on tonsils?

Rule out fungus: The white patches could represent a fungal infection. If you have been on antibiotics, fungus infection may occur. The fact that the white patches are also in the back of the throat suggests some type of infectious disease. My advice is to see an ENT specialist for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Small flesh coloured bumps at the back of my throat and what looks like some swollen taste buds at the back of my throat?

Small flesh coloured bumps at the back of my throat and what looks like some swollen taste buds at the back of my throat?

Can't see: Can't see on my computer screen anything but letters that spell out your question. Someone actually has to see you, to do a clinical examination, a differential diagnosis, and establish a treatment plan. Please call your PCP for an appointment. ...Read more

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Yellow on the back of my tongue?

Yellow on the back of my tongue?

Probably build up: Discoloration of the tongue is usually just that--discoloration. It is not usually associated with a disease. Yellow discoloration is typically build up that has collected on the rough surface of the tongue and can be removed over time by daily use of a tongue scraper, which is readily available in the pharmacy section of most stores, or can be obtained at a local dentist's office. ...Read more

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Sores on back tongue, throat area, and under tongue. Only sores under tongue tingle sometimes. Back of tongue slightly patchy white. ?

Sores on back tongue, throat area, and under tongue. Only sores under tongue tingle sometimes. Back of tongue slightly patchy white. ?

Possibly viral: Many types of throat infections can have sores in the mouth/tongue. Viral illnesses may be the most common. strep certainly can causes sores in the throat but patients with that infection are usually more ill with high fevers. Another possibility would by a yeast (thrush) infection which would be treated differently then other infections. Throat culture may be indicated. Seek a medical provider ...Read more

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I have a white coating on my tounge and like kinda dark red enlarged spots at the back of the tounge it looks like my taste buds at the back enlarged?

I have a white coating on my tounge and like kinda dark red enlarged spots at the back of the tounge it looks like my taste buds at the back enlarged?

Normal: white coating is normal and should be able to be brushed off (if not I would have your dentist eval the area) and the spots in the back of the tongue are the "bitter" tastebuds can become enlarged at times and also regenerate from time to time. No worries. Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. http://htap.us/28qexs ...Read more

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Sore red front and white back of tongue red pimple at back and hard lump on gum below teeth under tongue.Dentist says not suspisious? Is he correct?

Sore red front and white back of tongue red pimple at back and hard lump on gum below teeth under tongue.Dentist says not suspisious? Is he correct?

2nd opinion: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I've got some white creamy stuff in my mouth (with brown coating on tongue),a drip at the back of my throat and abdominal pain. Stressing. What is it?

See doctor: You may be having thrush ( fungal infection ) in your mouth and spreading in to throat and stomach ,causing abdominal pain . Let your doctor examine and decide about the treatment . ...Read more

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Are bumps at the back of tongue normal?

Are bumps at the back of tongue normal?

Yes: The papilla (bumps) on the back of your tongue are larger and differently shaped. Normal ...Read more

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Cobble stoning at back of throat was same colour as throat but now turning white. ?

Cobble stoning at back of throat was same colour as throat but now turning white. ?

Well: Can be bacterial or viral or Easter fungal throat infection. For specific diagnosis and treatment take a photograph with Healthtap visit or face-to-face doctor exam ...Read more

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Symptoms:Swollen, whitish and slightly painful behind lipsRed painful dots on tonguePainful clusters on sides of tongueRed spots at back of throat?

Symptoms:Swollen, whitish and slightly painful behind lipsRed painful dots on tonguePainful clusters on sides of tongueRed spots at back of throat?

Virus: What you describe sounds like a viral infection. The most likely infection would be Herpes Simplex. An allergic reaction to medication or food could do this as well with citrus fruits being the likely culprit in the food category. You should see a doctor ASAP and get this problem diagnosed and treated.. ...Read more

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