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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

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 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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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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He has red & white bumps on throat, hands & feet with pain, running low grade fever & a cough. What could this be? He's been sick 2x in past month.

He has red & white bumps on throat, hands & feet with pain, running low grade fever & a cough. What could this be?  He's been sick 2x in past month.

Probably viral: There is a viral infection commonly given the name "hand-foot-mouth" disease caused by a virus first isolated in Coxsackie, NY which sounds like your description. It is benign. See your doc if your worried ...Read more

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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 (acetaminophen) 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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Ihave 2 tiny white bumps back of throat, irrating when breathing or swallowing, should I be worried? Came after eating too much sugar

Ihave 2 tiny white bumps back of throat, irrating when breathing or swallowing, should I be worried? Came after eating too much sugar

White balls: Hello, the white balls in the back of your throat sound like tonsilliths. These are food particles that get stuck in the tonsil tissues. They harden and make your tonsils look like they are infected. Under these tonsil balls is a cavity or crevice that may be inflamed and infected causing your pain. Gargle with water after every meal. This helps to clear these white balls. Also see your doctor. ...Read more

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I took keflex for strep. Now I have white bumps in my throat that don't hurt, throat feels tight, bad taste and my ears hurt sometimes.Allergic maybe?

I took keflex for strep. Now I have white bumps in my throat that don't hurt, throat feels tight, bad taste and my ears hurt sometimes.Allergic maybe?

Thrush: You may have developed oral thrush, see your doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. It is not an allergy, it may be a fungal infection of the throat. ...Read more

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2 year old, fever, white bumps on back throat, vomitting, mouth hurts, tongue red/taste buds swollen. Asks for water. What could this be? Been 2 doc.

2 year old, fever, white bumps on back throat, vomitting, mouth hurts, tongue red/taste buds swollen. Asks for water. What could this be? Been 2 doc.

Viral illness: Making him feel comfortable by giving him antipyretic such as tylenol (acetaminophen) and encouraging fluid intake would be all he needs. Be patient, viral illness generally runs a few days. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a viral infection and was only given pain medication. Does that sound right? I have a sore throat and white bumps in my throat. I went to the doctor and they completed a swab and said i did not have strep throat. They also took blood

I was diagnosed with a viral infection and was only given pain medication. Does that sound right? I have a sore throat and white bumps in my throat. I went to the doctor and they completed a swab and said i did not have strep throat. They also took blood

Antibiotics : Antibiotics do nothing for viral infections. Rest, fluids, and time are your best strategy (maybe chicken soup as well!). Obviously, if you are not improving, or have significant worsening, such as high fever or productive cough, then get back in to your primary care doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have strep throat -like symptoms. Last month I had a huge white bump in my throat with sore throat and no fever. My doctor didn't strep test me but sent me home with penicillin VK. Two weeks ago it came back, so I went to urgent care and had a positive

I have strep throat -like symptoms. Last month I had a huge white bump in my throat with sore throat and no fever. My doctor didn't strep test me but sent me home with penicillin VK. Two weeks ago it came back, so I went to urgent care and had a positive

Recurrent strep: infection occurs about 10% of the time, in spite of taking the antibiotic, and more often if one stops the medication after feeling better instead of completing the course. In the lab, strep is very sensitive to penicillin, but not all people absorb it well or may have other bacteria in their throat that make it less effective. Get another culture and other med. Possible other germ like mono. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen lymph nodes and occasional red blood in sputum. I see some white bumps in my throat and at the tip of my epiglottis?

Possibly infection: It sounds like strep throat but it could be another infection - like a virus. Please see a doctor so he/she can consider a throat swab and possibly antibiotics. ...Read more

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Single white spot/bump back of throat. Duration 2 months, no symptoms, no toncils. former smoker of 25yrs.

Single white spot/bump back of throat. Duration 2 months, no symptoms, no toncils. former smoker of 25yrs.

Spot: any lesion that does not resolve, especially in a former smoker, should be examined by an MD. Pain is not necessary for it to be more concerning or not. ...Read more