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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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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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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
Once
Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
Once
Avoid spicy or acidic foods
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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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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Daily
Gargle with salt water
Daily
See your doctor if you have a fever over 101.5F or can't swallow
Once
See your doc if you can't open your mouth well or turn your neck well
Once
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Throats been hurting, can't swallow, talk, spit aunt said she saw white bumps in the back of my throat it's been three days now and the pain increases?

Throats been hurting, can't swallow, talk, spit aunt said she saw white bumps in the back of my throat it's been three days now and the pain increases?

A few causes: Common causes of white exudate on the back of your throat are strep throat as well as mono or epstein barr virus. The only way to know which one it is and to establish the right treatment plan is to see a physician. Strep is determined by a swab and there is an abtc cure. Mono is a blood test; it is viral; no medicine. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Gargle with salt water
Daily
Take ibuprofen
3x day
Drink cool fluids
5x day
See your doctor
Once

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