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Dr. Donald Colantino
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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. ?

Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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. ?

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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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dr. Darrell Herrington
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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

Dr. Darrell Herrington
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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

Fluids, rest: You probably have a virus, and antibiotics won't help. So congestion medication (like tylenol sinus) will help, but get plenty of rest and fluids. ...Read more

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Dr. David Kam
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Please describe these random white bumps in the back of my throat?

Dr. David Kam
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Please describe these random white bumps in the back of my throat?

See below: White mass in pharynx are likely mucous retention cysts. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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?

Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Dr. Marc Rosenthal
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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?

Dr. Marc Rosenthal
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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?

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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Dr. William Lewis
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
46 years in practice
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I have some small red and slightly white bumps in the back of my throat could this be me just getting sick again or an std?

Dr. William Lewis
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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All possible: Best to see your otolaryngologist for an examination and possibly a throat culture among other studies. ...Read more

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Dr. Amy Halanski
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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?

Dr. Amy Halanski
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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?

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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Dr. Oscar Novick
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