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Stiff neck, sore throat, ear ache, headache. White sores in back of mouth/throat and hard to swallow. No fever.

Stiff neck, sore throat, ear ache, headache. White sores in back of mouth/throat and hard to swallow. No fever.

See PCP: Your symptoms are suggestive of acute pharyngitis that is caused by virus or bacteria. Strep infection needs to be ruled out even in the absence of fever. Headache and stiff neck require to be evaluated urgently to rule out other causes. ...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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Multiple SMALL sores in back of throat, semi clustered but not really. Not big/ not infected looking. Strep throat or gonorhoea? Or herpes?Soundslike?

Multiple SMALL sores in back of throat, semi clustered but not really. Not big/ not infected looking. Strep throat or gonorhoea? Or herpes?Soundslike?

Hard to tell...: I have difficulty picturing what you mean by "multiple small sores". If painful, it could be herpes. With or without pain, it doesn't sound like either strep throat or gonorrhea. If at risk for STDs and no pain, then the secondary stage of syphilis (typically 2-6 months after being infected) might be possible. Don't take chances: play it safe and see a doctor, or public STD clinic if at risk. ...Read more

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My child has sores in the back of his tongue and throat, what should I do?

My child has sores in the back of his tongue and throat, what should I do?

Unfortunately: Not much information to go by to guess or diagnose. Would recommend an appointment with your child's pediatrician for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get canker sores at the back of your throat?

Is it possible for you to get canker sores at the back of your throat?

Rare: I would get an evaluation by an oral surgeon to diagnose what you have as canker sores rarely occur in the throat. ...Read more

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What causes big red sores on back of tongue and down throat? Very painful

What causes big red sores on back of tongue and down throat? Very painful

Possible herpes: A herpes viral infection can cause these lesions. I recommend that you consult an otolaryngologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Feel like I have canker sores down the back of my throat. What can I do to get rid of them?

Feel like I have canker sores down the back of my throat. What can I  do to get rid of them?

Canker sore relief: Consult with your dentist now so he can see the lesions. He may prescribe a mouth wash to sooth the tissue while you wait for the healing. It usually runs its course in 7-10 days. He will make a diagnosis from further information you give him on the history of these lesions. ...Read more

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I get canker sores about 3-5 times a month and its always in the back of my throat near my uvula. I was wondering why i get them? All my life

I get canker sores about 3-5 times a month and its always in the back of my throat near my uvula. I was wondering why i get them? All my life

Canker sores: Canker sores are the most common recurrent oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting and no treatment is required. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days for evaluation. ...Read more

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My throat sores when I swallow. The strange part is that it feels connected to a pain in the back of the neck and the head.

My throat sores when I swallow. The strange part is that it feels connected to a pain in the back of the neck and the head.

Dr. can check throat: 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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Is it safe to eat sushi (raw type) when I have large canker sores at the back of my throat. No way to avoid the food touching the sores and one did a minor bleed but for a very short time.

Is it safe to eat sushi (raw type) when I have large canker sores at the back of my throat.  No way to avoid the food touching the sores and one did a minor bleed but for a very short time.

Canker sores?: Canker sores do not usually occur at the back of your throat and therefore i question your diagnosis. I would start by seeing your own physician for an accurate diagnosis. Then you can ask all your questions. ...Read more

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