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Yellowish bumps on back of throat; sore throat only on one side, sniffles?

Yellowish bumps on back of throat; sore throat only on one side, sniffles?

Get checked!: It sounds like you might have strep throat, which must be treated to prevent serious complications, and to make you feel better quicker. Get seen soon! ...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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I have one tonsil that is a lot larger than the other. Sore throat for 1 wk, mucus at back of throat, sore on side of big tonsil?

I have one tonsil that is a lot larger than the other. Sore throat for 1 wk, mucus at back of throat, sore on side of big tonsil?

See doctor: See doctor for evaluation, tonsil swab for culture and treatment recommendations. Hydrogen peroxide gargles can be helpful to clean tonsils ...Read more

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I had a sore throat for ten days now its back why?

I had a sore throat for ten days now its back why?

Get checked: Throat pain that comes back needs to be evaluated. Could be infection or something else. Get checked soon by your primary doctor of go see an ENT specialist for help. ...Read more

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My sore throat is back after a week if feeling better, what is wrong with me?

My sore throat is back after a week if feeling better, what is wrong with me?

Heating system: Perhaps your home heating system is drying out your sinuses and throat. It is cold up there in the north but a small humidifier might help. ...Read more

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What should I do about a sore throat and white patches at the back of my throat?

See Doctor: Could be strep. But not absolutely. Untreated strep throat in rare cases can cause serious complications. These include rheumatic heart disease which generally is permanent damage. There is a window of a week or so where treatment with appropriate antibiotics will prevent this problem. You need to see your doctor for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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My husband had a sore throat that went way but now he is having pain in his all over his back do you what I can do?

My husband had a sore throat that went way but now he is having pain in his all over his back do you what I can do?

Pharyngitis: It sounds as if your husband may be suffering from acute pharyngitis (infection of the back of the throat). The majority of the infections are caused by viruses but they can also be caused by bacteria, such as streptococcus. Not only do they cause pain in the throat, but they can cause other symptoms as well, such as fever, chills, generalized bodyaches (including back pain), cough, runny nose. ...Read more

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Hi for the Last few days I've had a sore throat and a horrible taste at the back of my throat, just wondering what it could be, thanks?

Hi for the Last few days I've had a sore throat and a horrible taste at the back of my throat, just wondering what it could be, thanks?

Viral infection: Sore throats - which are often accompanied by a bad taste in the mouth - are most often due to a virus. If this is the case, your throat should start feeling better within a few days. It could also be caused by a bacterial infection. This would likely require an antibiotic for treatment, so it's important to see your doctor for evaluation if your sore throat does not start improving on its own. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat for about a week. It started on the left side of my throat then switched to the right and is now back to the left side and is n?

I've had a sore throat for about a week. It started on the left side of my throat then switched to the right and is now back to the left side and is n?

Get an exam: More history and an exam with a throat culture are needed. Do you have a fever? Do you have vomiting, diarrhea, pain, or any other problems? Do you smoke? How is your appetite? I suggest rest, good nutrition with a multi-vitamin and vitamin C supplement daily, drink a lot of fluids, do not smoke, drink alcohol or use illicit drugs, and go to a clinic for a physical exam and standard tests. ...Read more

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Hole in back of gum and sore throat?

Sore throat: A hole in the gum is suggestive of a primary problem with the teeth. I could represent a cavity of the tooth with erosion of bone and early abscess formation. It could be from a tooth socket that is communicating with the sinuses. Either way, you really need to see a dentist and possibly and ENT if there is involvement of the upper or lower jaw bone and possibly sinuses if in the upper jaw. ...Read more

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Help! Could sore throat cause back of neck to hurt?

Help! Could sore throat cause back of neck to hurt?

Glands swollen: If the glands in you neck are swollen with your sore throat they can irritate the neck muscles and the back of your neck can hurt. If it continues for more than a few days see your dr. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have a sore throat and achy back?

What does it mean when I have a sore throat and achy back?

Infection: You could be having an infectious process in your throat. A lot of times, throat infections will cause bodyaches and chills. You should go see a doctor to make sure you do not have strep throat or mono. ...Read more

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My lady friend is havin a sore throat and havin pain in her lower back?

My lady friend is havin a sore throat and havin pain in her lower back?

Could be anything: They may be related, they may be totally separate problems. It depends on the length of time she has had these problems. She may also have the flu. She should see a doctor if it continues. ...Read more

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Dry sore throat with two red patches in back of throat with two white dots?

Dry sore throat with two red patches in back of throat with two white dots?

See doctor: Likely a viral infection, but may need treatment. Could be a herpes infection, or other treatable infections. ...Read more

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Have sore throat that doesn't go. Also congestion near the back of the throat.

Have sore throat that doesn't go. Also congestion near the back of the throat.

Usually viral: Viral infections of the upper airway cause congestion, sore throat, mucus, cough. They usually last 7-10 days. If you develop worsening symptoms, fever, or difficulty breathing you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat for a few weeks that will get better then come back, any suggestions?

I've had a sore throat for a few weeks that will get better then come back, any suggestions?

Sore Throat Continue: A sore throat for weeks needs to be evaluated by your doctor or best an ENT doctor. I suspect a chronic irritation, such as acid reflux or mouth breathing as the two most likely causes, but always want to obtain a complete exam of the upper airway to exclude something more dangerous. Go see an ent. ...Read more

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Can a sore throat give you like small white patches or white dots in the back of your throat?

Can a sore throat give you like small white patches or white dots in the back of your throat?

Yes it can: This could be indicative of strep throat, which should be treated with antibiotics not only to avoid spreading the illness, but also to prevent problems such as affecting your heart valves. See a doctor for a proper evaluation today. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I got a shot on monday, and I am wondering if the shot wears off will my sore throat come back?

I got a shot on monday, and I am wondering if the shot wears off will my sore throat come back?

Apple cider vinegar: If it was an antibiotic shot then it should help with healing. One folk remedy for sore throats is to gargle with a mix of 1 - 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar in 1 glass of water up to once an hour. It is imperative that you swish water in your mouth after gargling – otherwise the vinegar will erode the enamel of your teeth. ...Read more

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White patches and red at back of throat but no sore throat or other symptoms is this normal or should it be all?

White patches and red at back of throat but no sore throat or other symptoms is this normal or should it be all?

Not normal: This is not normal per se but not necessarily bad. You need to have it looked at by a doctor, best an ear nose and throat specialist if it persists for more than a few days. Good Luck! ...Read more

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I have a slimy feeling in the back of my throat and a small sore throat. I think its PND. If it is, how long will it take to clear up?

I have a slimy feeling in the back of my throat and a small sore throat. I think its PND. If it is, how long will it take to clear up?

Minimum: 5-7 days. I suggest warm water gargles and zinc lozenges. Dark brown honey is also quite soothing, assuming you are not diabetic. ...Read more

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Pain in back of my head down to top of my neck, sore throat, coughs, what do I have? Had exact same symptom week ago, now its back.

Pain in back of my head down to top of my neck, sore throat, coughs, what do I have? Had exact same symptom week ago, now its back.

RULE OUT MONO: You have upper respiratory infection most likely associated with lymph nodes emergent in the neck
you need to be on two week courses of antibiotic and reevaluate
might need to rule out mono if the lymph nodes persist in spite of the antibiotic treatment
either way you need to go and see your pcp. ...Read more

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After the first 24hrs on pen it cleared up right away, the day after the 10 day regimen the sore throat is back in full force. Any ideas?

After the first 24hrs on pen it cleared up right away, the day after the 10 day regimen the sore throat is back in full force. Any ideas?

Resistant Strain?: Many bacteria that cause sore throats are showing increasing resistance to penicillin. It's possible that you had an infection with some bacteria that are resistant, the majority were killed off, but the resistant strain has now come back with a vengeance. You need to return and maybe have the doc culture your throat. ...Read more

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Does rusty brown colored mucus from back of throat mean something? Only comes out in the morning and I have had a very MILD cold with only sore throat

Does rusty brown colored mucus from back of throat mean something? Only comes out in the morning and I have had a very MILD cold with only sore throat

Rusty mucous: Not to worry. Very common in the morning. As long as your other symptoms are mild, not concerning. Hope this helps. Best of luck ...Read more

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What can I do to bring my voice back and treat the sore throat?

What can I do to bring my voice back and treat the sore throat?

Gargle with listerin: For best results, drink a hot tea infused with ginger and a touch of honey. Sip slowly, gently clearing your throat with each sip. This will help open up and provide some relief from the pain. Gargling with listerine will help kill bacteria in your throat, relieve sore throat pain and discomfort, gargle with warm water and salt. Avoid smoking if you are a smoker. ...Read more

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Why do I have very achey chest and upper back with sore throat every morning?

Why do I have very achey chest and upper back with sore throat every morning?

Could be your heart: See your doctor. It could be your heart or acid reflux or something else. You need to be seen. ...Read more

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Does mono give you a sore throat with maybe a white spot on the back of the throat?

It can: Yes, mono can cause a very sore throat with white patches on the back of your throat/tonsils. However, there are many other infections that can also cause those symptoms. Mono is usually also associated with extreme fatigue and swollen lymph glands in the neck. If you suspect mono, there is a blood test that can be run to help determine if this is the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Persistant sore throat after 2 diff antiboitic. It goes away then comes back. Any ideas?

Sore throat recurs: Stop smoking. Cultures if possible of any phlegm or sputum should also guide therapy if a reliable one can be obtained. Sometimes a persistent sinus infection may cause this, and an extended antibiotic course may be necessary to eradicate. If still no luck careful exam of upper airway, nose, sinuses, with search for anatomic problems (drainage pathways, etc) may be necessary. ...Read more

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I have a very sore throat and a few white pus pockets in the back if my throat what could this be?

I have a very sore throat and a few white pus pockets in the back if my throat what could this be?

Sore throat: If your throat is truly sore, and you have severe pain when swallowing, it is a wise decision to go to your MD in clinic and take a rapid strep test to rule out a bacterial throat infection. Most causes of a sore throat are from a virus and not as severe as strep throat. A soothing beverage like herbal tea might help your symptoms as can NSAIDs until you see your MD. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a lot of green mucus at the back of my throat along with a dry sore throat. How do I make it go away?

I have a lot of green mucus at the back of my throat along with a dry sore throat. How do I make it go away?

Uri: Mucous production is a sign of inflammation representing allergy or cold in form of respiratory infection. If there is no fever generally supportive care with fluids, anti inflammatory meds as necessary, good nutrition and sometimes antihistamines and it will run its course. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and the back of my neck hurts. It hurts to tilt my head back and, I'm cold. What could be wrong?

I have a sore throat and the back of my neck hurts. It hurts to tilt my head back and, I'm cold. What could be wrong?

Pharyngitis: You can have a pharyngitis, either viral or bacterial. If you are having chills take your temperature. A trip to your primary care doctor can help. ...Read more

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I'm really scared I've been getting a sore throat for about 3/4weeks on and off, it goes for a few days then comes back, is it cancer?

Unlikely: If you have repeated sore throats, you should do one or two things one is to have an ENT doctor look inside your throat and secondly get a check on your blood counts (CBC). Getting to the doctor is more import and should be the first step. ...Read more

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I have an ongoing sore throat and it has been about a week or so, when I eat and drink it slowly goes away-ish and then comes rite back?

I have an ongoing sore throat and it has been about a week or so, when I eat and drink it slowly goes away-ish and then comes rite back?

Sore throat: Sore throat could be from infection or allergies. If the symptoms persists more than a week have it checked out, medications might help to get better. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and it been 3 month and my High pitch voice is gone. It does not hurt. Please tell why and how to get back my voice. Reply asap?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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Hi my son had a fever/sore throat. Which started Wednesday his fever was 101.9. Soar throat gone two day fever left Saturday. Now fever is back?

Hi my son had a fever/sore throat. Which started Wednesday his fever was 101.9. Soar throat gone two day fever left Saturday. Now fever is back?

Your question is???: You state the soreness left but fever remains. You mention nothing about seeking a diagnosis or treatment. This pattern is not specific to any diagnosis. It could be strep throat, mono or something else. You still have time to start treatment and avoid complications of strep, but seeking out testing for specific diagnosis should be done soon. ...Read more

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I have a very sore throat and I have 1 tiny patch of white and a bunch of tiny white dots on the back of my throat should I go to the docs for strep?

I have a very sore throat and I have 1 tiny patch of white and a bunch of tiny white dots on the back of my throat should I go to the docs for strep?

Evaluation: You definitely should see a doctor to get this checked out and treated if necessary. Meanwhile use warm salt water to gargle, sore throat lozenges for the pain and adequate hydration. Goodluck ...Read more

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I had protected sex yesterday and today I have a sore throat, head, back and inner thighs, is this a coincidence or could something be wrong with me?

I had protected sex yesterday and today I have a sore throat, head, back and inner thighs, is this a coincidence or could something be wrong with me?

No STD. Exercise?: No STD or other infection can cause symptoms in under a day. Maybe muscle aching due to vigorous sex or new position (s)? Sore throat sometimes can result from vigorously performing oral sex. But if it's an infection, STDs don't cause such symptoms; it sounds like a cold or something similar probably acquired at least a day or two before the sexual exposure. See a doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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Week back I started with sore throat, now it's all gone but now I have very little cough and constant feeling of mucus in throats and often clearing?

Week back I started with sore throat, now it's all gone but now I have very little cough and constant feeling of mucus in throats and often clearing?

May be: The "tail end" of a viral infection but may also be RAGWOOD/MILKWEED (Pollen) ALLERGY...it's that time of year!

Try an antihistamine!
Hope this helps!
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