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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 (acetaminophen). ...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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I have a couple of white bumps at the back of my throat i'm coughing a little bit i don't want to get sick . I have exams coming up and i've been really stressed . What can I take ? Thank you

I have a couple of white bumps at the back of my throat i'm coughing a little bit i don't want to get sick . I have exams coming up and i've been really stressed . What can I take ? Thank you

Need to be checked: White bumps on the back of throat and a little cough needs to be checked.You may have strep throat and needs quick strep test or culture and if positive treatment white spots can also be due to infectious mononucleosis, or it may just be a self limiting viral infection so if you are concerned and want to get better see your doctor. ...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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Had tonsil stones before now there is what looks like tonsil stones but I can see a yellow spot and white bumps at the back of my throat ?

Had tonsil stones before  now there is what looks like tonsil stones but I can see a yellow spot and white bumps at the back of my throat ?

Well : Can be tonsil stones or another type bacterial or viral infection or after saucer. Recommend Healthtap visit or primary care doctor visit for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I have the cold and now I see white bumps at the back of my throat and on my tonsils it hurts to swallow could it be the cold or something else ?

I have the cold and now I see white bumps at the back of my throat and on my tonsils it hurts to swallow could it be the cold or something else ?

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a 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 the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol may decrease symptoms. ...Read more