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Fever/sore body for one day, fine the next. Small white bumps on the back of throat and sores inside my lip that have spread to upper lip.What is this

Fever/sore body for one day, fine the next. Small white bumps on the back of throat and sores inside my lip that have spread to upper lip.What is this

May things: Unfortunately, those symptoms may be connected to many different things. It could be anything from a simple viral infection to the first stage of infection with hsv (primary herpetic gingivostomatitis), to a bacterial infection, and on and on. Best to be seen promptly by your physician! ...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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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?

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

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My throat started hurting yesterday and as today went on I felt weaker, about 10 mins ago I saw a small white bump on the back of my throat. ?

My throat started hurting yesterday and as today went on I felt weaker, about 10 mins ago I saw a small white bump on the back of my throat. ?

Probable virus: This is most likely the beginning of a viral upper respiratory tract infection which usually goes on to a head cold and runs its course in several days or a week without any specific treatment. However if the sore throat worsens and there is no head cold symptoms, a rapid throat culture is recommended to look for strep throat which requires antibiotic treatment. Meanwhile use lozenges and Tylenol. ...Read more

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I had white bumps on the back of my throat and picked them off. It bled really bad and my whole throat hurts. What is iy?

White bumps to throa: The white bumps to your throat are what we call "pharyngeal exudates". These can occur from infections, food particles, or even be a natural result of our bodies secretions. These exudates are adherent to the soft tissues of the throat and when tampered with, can disrupt the underlying tissue at which it is attached. Best to leave them there when you see them and have it checked out by your doc. ...Read more

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I have white bumps on the back of my throat. They seem like a pimple. I can pop them with my finger nail. What could this be?

I have white bumps on the back of my throat.  They seem like a pimple.  I can pop them with my finger nail. What could this be?

Tonsilliths?: This sounds like tonsilliths. The only permanent cure is tonsillectomy, however, one safe way to get them out if they hurt is to use a water pick. ...Read more

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