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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

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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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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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

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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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