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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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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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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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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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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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