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Yesterday I had white patches in the back of my throat, today they're barely there but it still hurts like it did yesterday. What could it be?

Yesterday I had white patches in the back of my throat, today they're barely there but it still hurts like it did yesterday. What could it be?

Virus: It could be a viral infection of the throat. Viruses can cause white patches just like strep. I would recommend seeing a doctor or urgent care if you have the sore throat, NO cold symptoms and also have a fever, stomach pain, headache or rash. ...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 have small white patches in the back of my throat? I just had strep in august, and I'm just now getting over a cold that I've had for the past week.

I have small white patches in the back of my throat? I just had strep in august, and I'm just now getting over a cold that I've had for the past week.

Reason is unclear.: Due to recent throat infection you need to have a strep screen done. it is not stated if you have a sore throat now. In view of your recent health problems see your doctor soon. if you cannot make an appt soon as for a strep screen. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have white patches on the back of your throat?

Is it normal to have white patches on the back of your throat?

Not normal: White or yellow patches at the back of your throat or on your tonsils can be signs of viral or bacterial infection. See your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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I know someone white patches on the back of his throat you have wide spots in the back of this throat what does this mean ?

I know someone white patches on the back of his throat you have wide spots in the back of this throat what does this mean ?

Need to have it: Checked out if with other signs and symptoms. Most of the time these are benign such as tonsil stones - trapped debris that hardens and calcifies and gets embedded in the crypts of the tonsils. ...Read more

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I have gerd, can you tell me why I have white patches at the back of my throat, thankyou?

I have gerd, can you tell me why I have white patches at the back of my throat, thankyou?

White spots: White spots in your throat can mean fungal infection or simply healing raw areas on the mucus membranes. Rarely, a white plaque-like area can be a cancerous lesion. Treating the gerd may help this condition. If persistent, mention it to your doctor on the next visit. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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White patches on back of throat. Feels like sandpaper. Burns.

White patches on back of throat. Feels like sandpaper. Burns.

White Patches Throat: A common bacterial infection that may result in white patches in the throat is strep throat, an infection caused by Streptococcus bacteria. Strep throat is a common and contagious illness that results in a tender and painful sore throat accompanied by fever and other symptoms. Similarly, infectious mononucleosis is a common viral infection that may result in throat white patches. See doctor! ...Read more

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What should I do about a sore throat and white patches at the back of my throat?

What should I do about a sore throat and white patches at the back of my throat?

See Doctor: Could be strep. But not absolutely. Untreated strep throat in rare cases can cause serious complications. These include rheumatic heart disease which generally is permanent damage. There is a window of a week or so where treatment with appropriate antibiotics will prevent this problem. You need to see your doctor for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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