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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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Hey, I never really smoked before but yesterday I had a few and now I have some white spots on my throat. Strep throat? Mononucleosis? Infection?

Hey, I never really smoked before but yesterday I had a few and now I have some white spots on my throat. Strep throat? Mononucleosis? Infection?

Likely an infection: Most sore throats are caused by viruses and do not require antibiotics. Rest. Drink lots of fluids. Gargle with warm salt water 4 x/day. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) up to 4 times/day if you have a fever or feel uncomfortable. If your symptoms do not improve in 4-5 days you should have a strep test. If strep throat is not treated with antibiotics, it can lead to serious consequences. DON'T SMOKE! ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils, strep throat or tonsilitis?

White spots on tonsils, strep throat or tonsilitis?

Could be: White spots on the tonsils could be food particles. The only way to be sure of strep throat is a throat culture. Tonsillitis is a specific diagnosis made by a physician when the tonsils in the throat are red and enlarged and painful. Strep throat does not necessarily indicate tonsil involvement. Obviously you need an objective diagnosis by a specialist. ...Read more

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On round 2 of zpack for strep. 2 small white spots on throat otherwise red throat. Not cultured on 2nd trip. Could it be viral?

On round 2 of zpack for strep. 2 small white spots on throat otherwise red throat. Not cultured on 2nd trip. Could it be viral?

Viral?: Viral infections are generally self-limited, lasting an average of 3 to 5 days before resolving on their own. Given that you’re on the second round of Z pack, you have been sick presumably for at least five days and probably longer, reducing the chance that this is a simple viral infection. You might need a different choice of antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have these white spots in my throat i, tpok a strep test and a mono tezt both came out negative I am really scared and worried, please help me?

I have these white spots in my throat i, tpok a strep test and a mono tezt both came out negative I am really scared and worried, please help me?

Viral tonsillitis!: Most of the time, > 85 % of the time, it is a viral to tonsillopharyngitis... Looks scary and gross but heals without treatment! Lots of saline gargle and TLC goes a long way! If your feeling better, I would not worry much. Regards! ...Read more

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I have these, white spots, in my throat took test for strep and mono thet both came out negative im feelibg tiredtired scared whst else can it be :/?

I have these, white spots, in my throat took test for strep and mono thet both came out negative im feelibg tiredtired scared whst else can it be :/?

Represents: There are many bacteria and viruses that can be responsible for this. From your tests we know it is not strep or mono. An excellent otc therapy you can get is silver shield from the health food store. There is no bacteria resistant to silver and this high tech form shuts down all active viruses very quickly. Take 1 tsp gargle, swish and swallow four times daily until problem clerared. ...Read more

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Can thrush leave white spots on back of your throat like strep throat?

Can thrush leave white spots on back of your throat like strep throat?

Maybe: Mainly the white spots are on the inside of the cheeks, but can be on the throat too, strep throat is different in that the spots are round and smaller, thrush is rather flakes, besides the soreness with strep throat ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat for the past three days with no other symptoms. There are no white spots or signs of strep throat. What should I do?

I have had a sore throat for the past three days with no other symptoms. There are no white spots or signs of strep throat. What should I do?

Comfort measures: Your sore throat, if unaccompanied by a fever or pus at the ite, is likely a mild viral pharyngitis. Argyle with warm salt water, take Motrin for inflammation, and immediately see your doctor if you develop fever or difficulty swallowing, drooling, or increased pain. ...Read more

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Severe sore throat, white spots on tonsils. I'm going to the dr tomorrow but in the meantime I took some Nyquil and it BURNED! Strep?

Severe sore throat, white spots on tonsils. I'm going to the dr tomorrow but in the meantime I took some Nyquil and it BURNED! Strep?

Cannot say: Unfortunately, your symptoms aren't enough to tell if you have strep throat. You will need a throat swab which can be sent for a rapid strep test and culture. Sometimes the rapid test is wrong too, so waiting for the final culture results is the only way to know for sure. ...Read more

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Sore throat and white spots on tonsils over a week ago. Strep was negative. No more sore throat, but spots are smaller and yellow now. Feels scratchy?

Sore throat and white spots on tonsils over a week ago. Strep was negative. No more sore throat, but spots are smaller and yellow now. Feels scratchy?

Needs eval for c&s: First on my list is to r/o strep. Initially sounded like strep. Would have been helpful to have culture results from the beginning. I would check with our primary care provider and let him exam you for a better evaluation ...Read more

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Hi it seems I have strep (lots of white spots on tonsils, 3+days of sore throat) but today I lost my voice. Any thoughts on what caused that?

Hi it seems I have strep (lots of white spots on tonsils, 3+days of sore throat) but today I lost my voice. Any thoughts on what caused that?

See a doctor: White spots on the tonsils could mean strep throat, but not necessarily. It could be a virus, and either one could cuase laryngitis with loss of voice. There are other less common infections as well that could do this. But if strep, you definitely need to know in order to get an antibiotic prescription. See your doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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Mono & strep test neg. White spots on tonsils won't go away &wbc elevated. Had sore throat for 5 weeks prior to tests but now gone. What could it be?

Glad to hear. ..: ...your sore throat has resolved. The answer may now be more elusive. A visit to your friendly Ear-Nose-Throat doctor may provide some insight into your recent illness and ongoing concerns. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils, doesn't hurt, no bad breath, negative for strep and mono. Swollen neck glands, been treated multiple ways but never went away.

White spots on tonsils, doesn't hurt, no bad breath, negative for strep and mono. Swollen neck glands, been treated multiple ways but never went away.

Candidiasis?: White spots coating anywhere in the mouth, including tonsils, is a typical symptom of oral candidiasis or oral thrush. If it’s oral thrush, white spots on tonsils are due to a fungal infection.
Rec.: see ENT for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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White spots on throat no other symptoms?

Spots on throat: It could be tonsil stones, yeast infections, cysts, growths or infections. See an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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My baby 12 months old having fever since two days, on examination found to have white spots on throat, what may be it? Is there anything to get worried

That depends on how: High the fever is & how ill your baby appears. The american academy of pediatrics recommends calling your dr if your baby is older than 6 months w a temp of 103 or higher with sxs like coughing, earaches, fussiness, vomiting, diarrhea, no appetite or marked lethargy. Your baby is a year old. Take care. ...Read more

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White spots on throat, no fever, and the pain is going away, what might I have?

Tonsillitis: Tonsillitis usually causes fever, sore throat, white exudates /spots on tonsils on exam. Most cases are caused by viruses and resolves on its own and do not require therapy other than symptomatic. If your pain is going away and you do not have fever then most likely you had a viral illness. ...Read more

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Body temp 98.8 and sore throat, on Amoxacillin for 4 days. Had white spots on throat, but they have diminished. Am I getting better?

Body temp 98.8 and sore throat, on Amoxacillin for 4 days. Had white spots on throat, but they have diminished. Am I getting better?

Sounds like: You had strep tonsillitis that is responding to treatment with amoxicillin. I don't think you can expect much better results from proper medical treatment. ...Read more

Spots On Throat (Definition)

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