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White Stripe Back Of Throat Sore Throat
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
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
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
Had a sore throat 2 weeks went away for 5 days throat seemed to be getting better now I'm back and it's sore again?
See details: It is probably still a viral infection. However, if it persists, see a doctor to rule out a bacterial causes. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Many causes.: Even herniated disc. If persists see M.D. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
I've had a sore throat since januaray 3rd I was tested 3 times and all tests came back negative strep tests. I went back 2 weeks ago (its now april) n I had a positive test finally finished my meds bout 2 weeks ago n my throat still hurts. I am a female
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
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
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
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
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 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 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 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
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
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 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
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?
I have a sore throat that is extremely painful. It's hard to eat/drink and sometimes breath. Have looked in throat and no white at back so far. Help?
Likely viral: Infection. You can try a throat spray like chloraseptic for symptomatic relief ...Read more
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