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Tiny white spot on back of very sore throat. No fever. Coughing. Difficulty swallowing. 4 weeks pregnant. What is it & what can I take for the pain?

Tiny white spot on back of very sore throat. No fever. Coughing. Difficulty swallowing. 4 weeks pregnant. What is it & what can I take for the pain?

Call your doctor: White spots in the back of the throat could be pockets of pus from a pharyngitis. You should call your doctor, you may benefit from a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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What can be done to cure a very bad sore throat & fever?

What can be done to cure a very bad sore throat & fever?

Strep test: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. 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. ...Read more

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I've had 3 root canals in my life and everytime the next day I have a very sore throat, fever, and very sore glands why is this ? Thanks in advance

I've had 3 root canals in my life and everytime the next day I have a very sore throat, fever, and very sore glands why is this ? Thanks in advance

Infection?: Perhaps each time the teeth involved had accompanying infections which caused the symptoms that you describe, rather than the root canal therapy procedure themselves. ...Read more

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What is the best day & nighttime medicine to give to a 15yr old girl? She has a stuffy, runny nose, achy body, very slight sore throat with no fever.

Allergies: Sounds like she has nasal allergies that are affecting her sleep, she needs a prescription nasal spray, ask her pediatrician or let her be evaluated by an allergist. ...Read more

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Is a cold or flu?Aches, headaches, fatigue, very bad sore throat, congestion and cough, fever

Is a cold or flu?Aches, headaches, fatigue, very bad sore throat, congestion and cough, fever

Upper rep.infection: You probabely have a viral upper respiratory infection, which may be flu. You need to check with your doctor if you need any meds etc. ...Read more

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I have severe sore throat! no fever, and I do not have strep.?

I have severe sore throat! no fever, and I do not have strep.?

Likely a virus: It is likely caused by a virus. Antibiotics are of no help in this situation, as they cannot treat viral infections. Use ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) chloraseptic spray, etc for pain relief. If still not better, your doctor can prescribe some other things to help the sore throat pain. ...Read more

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What do i have i have a sore throat no fever and i have the chills?

What do i have i have a sore throat no fever and i have the chills?

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). Having chills may mean one's body is trying to create a fever. ...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


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more