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Dr. William Culviner
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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1mm white bumps on throat, what could it be?

1mm white bumps on throat, what could it be?

Difficult to say: Oral diagnosis often requires a careful physical exam and it's difficult to say. My suspicion is you are seeing a common thing called fordyce granules which are yellowish small bumps which are oil or sebaceous glands of the oral mucosa. It is common and a normal finding. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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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


Dr. Eric Goldstein
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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I was wondering are dull white bumps strep throat?

I was wondering are dull white bumps strep throat?

Strep Throat: Though there are several signs and symptomsfor strep throat, the only way to know for sure is to be tested. If you have a sore throat, regardless of the other signs and symptoms, it's a good idea to have your doctor test you. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Bad sore throat for months, white bumps in throat. What could be wrong?

Bad sore throat for months, white bumps in throat. What could be wrong?

Too long: If your throat's been bad for this long, you should see your doctor to see what's wrong. ...Read more

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Dr. John Fung
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Fever for days, aches, headache, sore throat. Three white bumps on throat getting better. It is not flu season. What could it be and what to do?

? strep throat: Strep throat is a bacterial infection in the throat and the tonsils. The throat gets irritated and inflamed, causing a sudden, severe sore throat. However most sore throats are usually caused by a viral infection and not strep bacteria. The white spots on the back of a bright red throat and swollen tonsils and lymph nodes would be more concerning for strep throat. This can be tested quickly by MD ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I wanted to know when you have white bumps in your throat, what is the best medicine to take for it?

I wanted to know when you have white bumps in your throat, what is the best medicine to take for it?

Sore throat sxs?: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. ...Read more

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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My husband thinks he has strep throat because of the white bumps on his throat which he scrapped off. Does that he doesn't have strep anymore?

My husband thinks he has strep throat because of the white bumps on his throat which he scrapped off. Does that he doesn't have strep anymore?

Strep throat: No. First of all, he should be diagnosed by his doctor who will prescribe an antibiotic if he has it. Be careful with the scrapings because they maybe contagious. ...Read more

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