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What do little white patches in throat mean?

What do little white patches in throat mean?

White patches: Hello, the white patches 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 pimples is a cavity or crevice that may be inflamed and infected. Gargle with water after every meal. This helps to clear these white pimples. Also see your doctor. ...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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Is it normal swelling after a wisdom extraction to feel hard and start to stretch sown the outside of your neck? Also have white patches in throat?

Is it normal  swelling after a wisdom extraction to feel hard and start to stretch sown the outside of your neck? Also have white patches in throat?

Post Op symptoms: Since every surgery and every individual is different, along with the fact that we can't actually examine you, we can't know for sure what if what you describe is normal it not. The white patches may or may not be related to the surgery. What you describe certainly warrants you contacting the surgeon and having him\her see you right away for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My throat has been hurting off and on for about two months. Strep test neg. Finished z pack sunday and now have huge white patches on throat. Advice?

My throat has been hurting off and on for about two months. Strep test  neg. Finished z pack sunday and now  have huge white patches on throat. Advice?

Monilia: You probably are having fungal overgrowth as a result of recent antibiotic treatment. A less likely cause would be mononucleosis. Based on your history you may have a viral cause of your sore throat and didn't need the antibiotics in the first place. See the doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Strep throat a month ago. Took zpak, feel better, no pain now, still white patches in throat&right side tonsils look weird&struggle w plugged ear.Why?

Strep throat a month ago. Took zpak, feel better, no pain now, still white patches in throat&right side tonsils look weird&struggle w plugged ear.Why?

Tonsils post-infx: It sounds like the infection cleared up ok (azithromycin is not my favorite drug for strep, it works ok), but you have more concern about chronic changes present in your tonsils and that is what is likely affecting your ear as well. If this is a one time thing, i'd give it another 4-8 weeks as long as you're feeling ok. If you have had chronic problems with recurrent tonsil/throat, time to see ent. ...Read more

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How to tell a cold from strep throat? Do you always have a fever with strep? Will there be white patches on throat? I have a cough and sore throat.

How to tell a cold from strep throat? Do you always have a fever with strep? Will there be white patches on throat? I have a cough and sore throat.

See a physician: 26 year old male with sore throat and cough. Most cases of sore throat are viral, whereas strep is a bacterial cause of sore throat. It is hard to tell the difference at home. Even physicians have a difficult time distinguishing between strep and viral infection based on history alone. Please see a primary care physician for a thorough physical exam and also a strep test for a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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Help! painful large taste buds tongue feels like it is swollen weird white patches itchy throat metallic taste lump in throat! constant worry?

Help! painful large taste buds tongue feels like it is swollen weird white patches itchy throat metallic taste lump in throat! constant worry?

Painful tongue: This could be a viral or a fungal infection. It is impossible to diagnose without a visual exam and additional information/medical history. See your dentist or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Got diagnosed with strep throat over14 days ago took the antibiotics and now I have white patches in throat again and feel awful what's going on?

Got diagnosed with strep throat over14 days ago took the antibiotics and now I have white patches in throat again and feel awful what's going on?

Re check!: You may have strep again, however, your doctor will need to rule this out with a throat culture. Some people are carriers of strep - meaning they can pass the bacteria on to others, but the bacteria are not currently making them sick. ...Read more

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2 year old fever of 103 and on antibiotics for 4 days UTI and uri.Noticing white patches on throat now. Not eating little fluid intake breath bad.

2 year old fever of 103 and on antibiotics for 4 days UTI and uri.Noticing white patches on throat now. Not eating little fluid intake breath bad.

So much going on...: There is so much going on your child needs reexamination. A 2-year old with 4 days of 103 fever while already on antibiotics requires urgent reassessment. It is my concern at best that the oral antibiotic may require changing; at worst, your toddler may require IV fluids and IV antibiotics--if the UTI is actually pyelonephritis, a serious kidney infection. White patches may be thrush or stomatitis. ...Read more