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Recently had a viral infection. Noticed white roof of mouth, furry white tongue, and yellow/red/white spots at back of mouth.

Recently had a viral infection. Noticed white roof of mouth, furry white tongue, and yellow/red/white spots at back of mouth.

Oral Thrush?: What you describe may be candidiasis or oral thrush, which is a fungal infection and easily treated by your dentist (or physician). However, you need to have it looked at to confirm the diagnosis and then have proper treatment. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I noticed that I have white spots on the back of my mouth maybe on my tonsils, they are on both sides. Please what does this mean? Thank you SPeterso

I noticed that I have white spots on the back of my mouth maybe on my tonsils, they are on both sides. Please what does this mean? Thank you SPeterso

Mucous in tonsil cry: Most likely this is dried mucous in the tonil crypts. Gargling with water may help. If it does not hurt, it is probably not infected. Check with your otolaryngologist ...Read more

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My daughters throat hurts, has white spots in the back, and her mouth is really dry, and horrible headache, does she have tonsillitis?

My daughters throat hurts, has white spots in the back, and her mouth is really dry, and horrible headache, does she have tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis: She may have tonsillitis or pharyngitis, inflammation of the back of the throat. White spots can be caused by many different things, including bacteria like Strep, and viruses like that causing hand, foot and mouth (coxsackie virus). A throat culture and exam by her doctor should help determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have white spots all over the back of my mouth and on my uvula. They just randomly appeared when I woke up this morning. What could this be?

I have white spots all over the back of my mouth and on my uvula. They just randomly appeared when I woke up this morning. What could this be?

GERD: The white spots all over the back of the mouth and on the uvula and white coating in the morning at back of tongue are common symptoms of the acid reflux or GERD. See your GP for evaluation and tests. ...Read more

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Had oral sex one week ago and left side of jaw is on extreme pain and white dots/ spots on back side of mouth with extreme pain?

Had oral sex one week ago and left side of jaw is on extreme pain and white dots/ spots on back side of mouth with extreme pain?

Pharyngitis: This may be gonorrhea. It can cause a very severe sore throat and small exudates (white spots) when in the throat. You should see a doctor for this soon. If you don't have insurance. the 17th Street Clinic in Ft Lauderdale is available. I see that your taking HIV meds. So your doc in town (AHF? Care Resource?) should be told. ...Read more

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Inside the back of my mouth and throat has white spots and everything hurts going down and it feels swollen, what is that?

Inside the back of my mouth and throat has white spots and everything hurts going down and it feels swollen, what is that?

Strep throat: Strep throat is the most likely possibility. Regardless of cause this is something that definitely needs to be evaluated by your medical doctor. Do not put this off, please see them asap. ...Read more

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It's not really my throat, more like the back of my mouth. But, its bright red, and has small white spots in some areas, also there are little bumps.?

It's not really my throat, more like the back of my mouth. But, its bright red, and has small white spots in some areas, also there are little bumps.?

See your dentist: The tongue naturally has bumps known as papillae and those on the back of the tongue are larger than those on the front. However, if the bumps on the back of the tongue appear to be growing or changing shape or color and has white spots they should be investigated to determine what is wrong. ...Read more

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Tonsils swell and have white spots everytime I get a cold. Strep test comes back sometimes positive and other times negative. Is this normal?

Tonsils swell and have white spots everytime I get a cold. Strep test comes back sometimes positive and other times negative. Is this normal?

Can be: You may have pitted tonsils that collect debris, causing white spots. This may happen independent of catching the strep bacteria or a viral pharyngitis (which is actually much more common than strep), and it can sometimes happen when you are not even sick. If it is causing you to miss work or school a lot, you may want to see an ENT to discuss getting your tonsils out. ...Read more

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Help! I have white spots on the back of tongue. What do I do?

Help! I have white spots on the back of tongue. What do I do?

White spots tongue: See a dentist or ENT specialist for a diagnosis and treatment if appropriate. ...Read more

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I have white spots on the back of my teeth. What can I do to get rid of this?

I have white spots on the back of my teeth. What can I do to get rid of this?

Determine Cause: Are the white spots an intrinsic color of the enamel demineralized enamel, or calculus? Until we know what caused them, it is hard to advise you if they can easily be removed. A local dentist, however, can examine the teeth and let you know what treatment can be rendered. I doubt there is anything you personally can do to eradicate them. ...Read more

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My tonsils are swollen and my uvula is connected to my right tonsil. It's been like this for a month now. I see white spots in the back. What is wrong?

My tonsils are swollen and my uvula is connected to my right tonsil. It's been like this for a month now. I see white spots in the back. What is wrong?

Maybe nothing or. ..: Large tonsils, in & of themselves, aren't necessarily abnormal. Nor are white spots on back of throat (might be food!). If you're feeling sick eg sore throat, fever, swollen glands, etc, that's something different (retropharyngeal abscess?). Bottom line, you need to go see your family doc for evaluation & testing. ...Read more

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I have about two dozen white spots on my MRI my face and other parts of my skin are numb. I get these tremors that go from the back of my head down m?

I have about two dozen white spots on my MRI my face and other parts of my skin are numb. I get these tremors that go from the back of my head down m?

UBOs (not UFOs): Until a diagnosis is given, white MRI spots are called ubos (unidentified bright objects) for which many different causes are known. You obviously have a brain disease (tremor & numbness). But the symptom combination is not diagnostic. At young age (20s-30s) ms (multiple sclerosis) is probably the commonest cause. See a neurologist & expect further testing. ...Read more

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Large white spots on tonsils, large and painful lumps all over them. Tonsils are extremely swollen. Strep test came back negative.

Large white spots on tonsils, large and painful lumps all over them. Tonsils are extremely swollen. Strep test came back negative.

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT re tonsillectomy. The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my tonsils, but no fever and I'm not feeling sick. I had a strep test done 2 weeks ago and it came back negative.?

I have white spots on my tonsils, but no fever and I'm not feeling sick. I had a strep test done 2 weeks ago and it came back negative.?

Normal tonsils: Adult tonsils have crypts, which make little tonsil stones. These are the white spots. This is normal. If they are really irritating, an antibiotic might help to settle them down. If that doesn't work sometimes we do a tonsillectomy. In most cases if I describe the surgery to someone with a concern about these, they opt to leave it alone. ...Read more

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I have white spots on the underside of my tongue and they keep coming back. I have chewed tobacco for about 3yrs. Is it likely I have oral cancer?

I have white spots on the underside of my tongue and they keep coming back. I have chewed tobacco for about 3yrs. Is it likely I have oral cancer?

See a dentist: White spots on tongue can be a harmless coating on the mouth, but they can also be a serious condition. You should take immediate measures to find out its reason. See your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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White spots under tongue, rough sore spots under tongue & back sides of tongue also on creases between cheek &gum. Very painful when I bit my cheek?

White spots under tongue, rough sore spots under tongue & back sides of tongue also on creases between cheek &gum. Very painful when I bit my cheek?

Unfortunately: These types of situations require a one on one clincial exam for a diagnosis and proper treatment. Merely listing some possibilities will be of no service to you. Schedule an appointment with a local dentist. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils no fever and not feeling sick had a strep test done two weeks ago and it came back negative?

White spots on tonsils no fever and not feeling sick had a strep test done two weeks ago and it came back negative?

Stones: May have tonsillar "stones" which are deposits in tonsillar crypts which have been previously inflamed. If you have no symptoms, don't worry about it. You should be fine. If this is causing anxiety, then see a doctor. ...Read more

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My tongue has been sore for almost 2 weeks. Sore on the sides with white spots & ridges created by teeth, sores on tip and red dots on top toward back?

My tongue has been sore for almost 2 weeks. Sore on the sides with white spots & ridges created by teeth, sores on tip and red dots on top toward back?

Sore tongue: There are many causes of what you describe. It sounds like a combination of normal or inflamed papilla, scalloped tongue and perhaps some other issue that needs to be treated. It requires that you actually see a dentist to evaluate and diagnose these conditions, and treat accordingly if warranted. ...Read more

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What would one or two white spots on your tonsils mean? Would it be tonsilitis, thrush, or tonsil stones? They clear up and come back.

What would one or two white spots on your tonsils mean? Would it be tonsilitis, thrush, or tonsil stones? They clear up and come back.

Tonsils: Tonsils may develop small white patches that are simply dried surface secretions and have no medical concern. If there is no abnormal asymmetry of tonsils, no redness or pain then infections, such as strep or mono are unlikely. Thrush tends to cause scattered white thin exudate on the palate and cheeks or throat, and less so on the tonsils. ...Read more

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Only @ night time. My back teeth, mostly bottom. Also jaw & ears hurt very bad. Can't lay down. Causes tremendous pain. Orajel causes white spots?

Only @ night time. My back teeth, mostly bottom. Also jaw & ears hurt very bad. Can't lay down. Causes tremendous pain. Orajel causes white spots?

Cause: Before applying treatment the cause of your pain has to be determined. It may be bruxism, infection, parafunctional habits, joint dyscrasia, etc. Please see your Dentist. Referral to an Oro-facial Pain Expert may be in order. Oracle is for superficial gum lesions, so probably not the treatment of choice for your problem. ...Read more

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I have white spots on the sides of my throat & back of my tongue. I had a rapid strep test done 3 days ago that came back neg. What could this be?

I have white spots on the sides of my throat & back of my tongue. I had a rapid strep test done 3 days ago that came back neg. What could this be?

Any pain/discomfort.: You don't say if you're having pain or discomfort from this. If you're having pain then this could be another type of infection, including thrush. If it's not painful, it could simply be a coated tongue that needs cleaning. Consult your dentist or an ENT to resolve the issue. ...Read more

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I have small white spots under the head of my penis, on the rim. I also have some under the rim when I pull back my foreskin? Pearly penial papules? I'm a virgin, and have warts on my hands. Help!?

I have small white spots under the head of my penis, on the rim. I also have some under the rim when I pull back my foreskin? Pearly penial papules? I'm a virgin, and have warts on my hands. Help!?

Indeed PPP: Not to worry. These are often mistaken for genital warts. You have pearly penile papilla and not hpv warts. If you are sexually active please see your local doctor to discuss your risks of std's. Good luck and be safe. ...Read more

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Strange white patch at back of throat and white spots on tonsils?

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

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Have white spots on both side of throat. Not on tonsils, in the back on the side of throat. Could it be sinus drainage?

Have white spots on both side of throat. Not on tonsils, in the back on the side of throat. Could it be sinus drainage?

Could be...: Although sinus drainage tends to be more like mucous and not "spots". Other causes include thrush, leukoplakia, aphthous ulcers (if it's painful). Try gargling with warm water with a bit of epson salt - gargle then spit out. If that clears it, then it probably is just sinus drainage! :) Thanks for using Healthtap! ...Read more

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My throat has been sore for about 2 weeks on and off. I have white spots on my tonsils and back of tounge. What should I take?

My throat has been sore for about 2 weeks on and off. I have white spots on my tonsils and back of tounge. What should I take?

Evaluate: Recommend a medical visit to determine cause of sore throat. Medicines will be prescribed based on evaluation and prior medical history. ...Read more