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What does it mean if I have white pimples in back of throat?

What does it mean if I have white pimples in back of throat?

White pimples: Hello, the white pimples n 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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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One white pimple in back of throat. Only mildly sore/red. What could it be?

One white pimple in back of throat. Only mildly sore/red. What could it be?

Doctor can look: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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I have white bumps on the back of my throat. They seem like a pimple. I can pop them with my finger nail. What could this be?

I have white bumps on the back of my throat.  They seem like a pimple.  I can pop them with my finger nail. What could this be?

Tonsilliths?: This sounds like tonsilliths. The only permanent cure is tonsillectomy, however, one safe way to get them out if they hurt is to use a water pick. ...Read more

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I recently lost my voice and now i noticed some pimple type things near my tonsils(on the back of my throat by the uvula). Is this normal.What is this?

I recently lost my voice and now i noticed some pimple type things near my tonsils(on the back of my throat by the uvula). Is this normal.What is this?

? papilloma: There is a small chance that it's something called a papilloma, which is a small round lesion that can be caused by infection with HPV. These can also affect the vocal cords, and could explain your recent trouble with your voice. You need to see an ENT who can look deep into your throat and see if there are any similar lumps around your vocal cords and get a good look at the one you can see. ...Read more

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I have one white, pimple-like sore on the back of my mouth next to my uvula & pain swallowing on one side of throat. What could this be a symptom of?

I have one white, pimple-like sore on the back of my mouth next to my uvula & pain swallowing on one side of throat. What could this be a symptom of?

Could be from one of: the viruses that cause throat infections...could also be a canker sore. You can take ibuprofen or acetaminophen and drink cool fluids to ease the pain. Please see your doctor if it persists or you develop a fever. ...Read more

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Sore throat feels like a pimple on the back of my tongue used sore throat gargle(betadine) on the right side its painfull when i swallow?

Sore throat feels like a pimple on the back of my tongue used sore throat gargle(betadine)  on the right side its painfull when i swallow?

Warm salt water rins: The safest and most effective attempt at causing that pimple area to go away is warm salt water rinses. Do it for a couple of minutes, 4-5 times a day. If the pimple continues, contact an otolaryngologist to evaluate the pimple area. ...Read more

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Doc tested me neg for strep Tuesday. Looks like strep, & pimple-like in back of throat. Lost my voice. Today, woke up w/red eye. Why? What is it?

Doc tested me neg for strep Tuesday. Looks like strep, & pimple-like in back of throat. Lost my voice. Today, woke up w/red eye. Why? What is it?

Probably viral: This sounds like adenovirus. Adenovirus will give you a sore throat and also cause conjunctivitis. Drink lots of fluids, should get better soon. Also laryngitis (losing voice) goes along with viral illness. ...Read more

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Chronic chest,back acne, phlegm,often inner ears itch,pimples start to arise in abdomen, throat check shows lumpy round epithelial,What's the issue?

Chronic chest,back acne, phlegm,often inner ears itch,pimples start to arise in abdomen, throat check shows lumpy round epithelial,What's the issue?

Different issues: Acne rosacea, and acne vulgaris are usually caused by propionic bacteria. However there may be folliculitis resulting from inspection of the hair follicles by normal flora/bacteria on the skin, which can be secondary infection resulting from staphylococcus species. On the other hand, throat infection is usually cause by streptococcus or Staphylococcus species, which are different mechanisms. ...Read more

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I have pimples-like-rash on my back and neck.What could it be?

I have pimples-like-rash on my back and neck.What could it be?

Not certain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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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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Pimples (Definition)

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