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White Sores In The Throat
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
Oral ulcers: I don't know of any viruses that cause all of these symptoms, but herpetic ulcers can be seen in the mouth and throat. It is possible that ulcers can also be seen the esophagus. Esophageal ulcers could cause some chest discomfort. See your doctor. ...Read more
Does viral pharyngitis cause the white spots on tonsils and red patches in the back of throat or is that only bacterial?
Pain , soreness: On the sore site (gum & lips, floor of mouth, tongue. ...Read more
Herpes virus: Herpetic stomatitis is a contagious viral illness caused by herpes virus hominis (also herpes simplex virus, hsv). It is seen mainly in young children. This condition is probably a child's first exposure to the herpes virus. The sores occur in the mouth and throat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Unknown: One of the mysteries of medicine. No known causes. ...Read more
Yellow bumps in back of throat. White patch in throat. No soreness, swelling or coughing. Only scratchy when throat is dry. Strep? Tonsillitis?
Get a swab taken: Most sore throats are caused by viruses and therefore antibiotics do not alter the cause of the infection. However you can get a secondary bacterial infection when your immune system is lowered and therefore it is wise to see your GP so that a swab can be taken and sent to the lab (especially if your symptoms are worsening rather than improving). White spots could possibly indicate a strep throat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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). A couple days of throat lozenges can help decrease throat pain. ...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
HIV: The symptoms of acute HIV infection may include these, but they are so non-specific that to attribute them to HIV without definitive testing would not be appropriate. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to HIV please go and be tested. Knowing what you have early on is very important. ...Read more
Not usually: Hsv is more likely to cause blisters on the lips (cold sores) than blisters in the mouth. The exception is primary herpes (the first episode), especially in children. Ulcers in the mouth can be aphthous ulcers or may be caused by other viral infections, HIV infection, or syphilis. Herpes would be lower on the list. Chronic, recurrent, or non-healing oral ulcers should be evaluated. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would cause white tip of the uvula? Sore throat in morning, but goes away. White tip remains throughout
Infection...: Oropharyngeal infection will do it.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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