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White Patches In The Back Of Throat
Probable aphthous: Aphthous ulcers are painful shallow white to slightly yellow ulcers with a red rim that form on mouth lining that has no underlying bone such as tongue, palate, tonsils. They last 7-10 days then resolve. Not sure the exact cause but commonly activated by stress. May also be tonsil exudate. ...Read more
Rule out fungus: The white patches could represent a fungal infection. If you have been on antibiotics, fungus infection may occur. The fact that the white patches are also in the back of the throat suggests some type of infectious disease. My advice is to see an ENT specialist for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more
Is it normal with a viral infection in throat to get red and white little bumps in the front of the tongue ? And red veiny line in back of throat .
Yes: The tongue is filled with tiny pockets of immunity producing tissue. Bumps indicate the little factories are at work producing virus killing antibodies. The body will try to increase blood flow to the area to help deliver more of them to infected area. Gargle and spit out warm salt water to ease the swelling. Viral infections should pass within a week. Antibiotics won't help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does viral pharyngitis cause the white spots on tonsils and red patches in the back of throat or is that only bacterial?
What are the white patches growing in the back of my throat? I only have pain and swelling in the back, virus?
Can syphilis symptoms of the throat be a white coating on the tongue and a layer on white stuff at the back of the throat ?
Not typical : Those are not typical symptoms one associates with syphilis. Syphilis and HIV testing can be done with a simple blood test at any doctor's office or public health clinic. White coating on the tongue is common in smokers and can be removed with a tooth brush or dental floss. ...Read more
Pharyngitis: Pharyngitis is inflammation of your pharynx or back of your mouth/throat. It can be caused by infections, both viral (most commonly) and bacterial (like strep). If you have visible pus on your tonsils, swollen glands & fever, but no cough, go see your family doc who can decide if you need more testing or just antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Throat infection: May be the start of a throat infection - pharyngitis. Gargle with warm salt water. Drink plenty of water and rest. If not too serious should pass in a few days. Even mild cases of strep throat can self heal without antibiotics. If symptoms worsen or you are very concerned see your MD for an exam. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharyngitis ...Read more
No fever just soar throat plus white patches on back of tongue along with bumps in back of tongue is it hiv?
Oral white patches: HIV is a viral infection that decreases immunity and presents by having rare unusual infections. Similar infections are seen in diabetes, lupus and other low immunity diseases. Though there is no pain you could have a bacterial infection or a yeast infection, rarely there are tumors in the mouth that appear as patches,or it could be just dehydration/food. Go to doctor, ...Read more
Tiny white dots on the back wall of my throat. what is this? back wall also has red/white bumps. painless, feeling of something in throat comes&goes.
White dots on throat: This needs to be seen clinically and visually for a diagnosis. Make an appointment to see your medical doctor or an ENT specialist. ...Read more
Many things can: Get a rx for Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) from your dentist. This is a liquid that you can have soak (now swish) in you mouth to disable bacteria and assist in the healing of irritated and sore tissue. The nih results was that this solution will soak into the tissue and time release over the next 12 hours. ...Read more
Back of tongue & throat are white &roof of mouth has red spots.Bumps on back of tongue&very small white spots on tonsils.No pain or fever.Strep maybe?
My tongue is red in middle, and white on side also white creamy in back with raised bumps in back of tongue is it HIV related and soar throat no fever?
Tongue changes: Hello. The tongue can undergo altered appearances from multiple causes. These conditions vary from dehydration, vitamin deficiencies to varying types of infections. The best advice is to make sure you are drinking enough water and to see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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