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White tongue a few days now, a red throat with red spots there & back of the tongue. No fever, no sore throat.

White tongue a few days now, a red throat with red spots there & back of the tongue. No fever, no sore throat.

Oral yeast?: Could be an oral yeast infection, or a simple coated tongue that needs to be cleaned of its coating thru use of a tongue scraper (available on internet). Also could be an allergy to something eaten or used in the mouth. If problem persists or is accompanied later on by pain or fever, see an oral health professional. ...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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Diagnosed acute pharyngitis, 12 days since, fever gone, sore throat gone. Still red spots roof of mouth, white tongue remain. Should I be concerned?

Diagnosed acute pharyngitis, 12 days since, fever gone, sore throat gone. Still red spots roof of mouth, white tongue remain. Should I be concerned?

No: Acute pharyngitis is usually a viral infection. I wonder if your PMD put you on an antibiotic. If so, the white tongue could be a fungal infection. Red spots on the palate still could be the viral infection that persists. Do not be concerned, but if the spots persist see either your doctor or a specialist in oral medicine. ...Read more

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I have red spots on the both sides at the back of my tongue & also some yellowness. A sore throat has also developed. What could this mean?

I have red spots on the both sides at the back of my tongue & also some yellowness. A sore throat has also developed. What could this mean?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Persistant sore throat, tender lymph nodes, red spots on tongue. What is all that?

Persistant sore throat, tender lymph nodes, red spots on tongue. What is all that?

That's a need for MD: This may be streptococcal, but best solution would be to have this examined by a professional (family doctor), and throat cultured and assessed. ...Read more

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I am worried about red spots appearing all over my tongue look like ulcers but are connected to sore throat?

I am worried about red spots appearing all over my tongue look like ulcers but are connected to sore throat?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat and tongue symptoms can be from strep throat (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if symptoms are bothersome, recurrent, or don't go away quickly (mainly to check for a treatable infection). Throat lozenges and ibuprofen can lessen pain temporarily. ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat, fatigue, white coating on tongue with red spots and a cough. Sore throat has disappeared but others remained for 8+ weeks.

I have had a sore throat, fatigue, white coating on tongue with red spots and a cough. Sore throat has disappeared but others remained for 8+ weeks.

See your doctor: Without knowing your medical history and medication use, hard to tell for sure what this is. Best to see your doctor and test whether the white coating on your tongue is thrush, a type of fungal infection. May need treatment for this. It is a long time to be experiencing fatigue and have this coating and cough. Need blood tests and a physical exam to assess reason. Please see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Severe sore throat pain, sore tongue. Tiny red spots throughout the mouth. Mainly inside on cheeks. Dr said bad sinus? Could be the methotrexate I take?

Severe sore throat pain, sore tongue. Tiny red spots throughout the mouth. Mainly inside on cheeks. Dr said bad sinus? Could be the methotrexate I take?

Mucositis?: These don't sound like symptoms of sinusitis. Maybe viral pharyngitis. But you may be on the right track, i.e. oral mucositis (inflammation of mucous membranes of the mouth), a well known side effect of many chemotherapeutic drugs, including methotrexate. Discuss with the doctor who prescribed it.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/23601229 ...Read more

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I appear to have a sore throat but I noticed I had red spots on my tonque. What does it mean? How do I get rid of them?

I appear to have a sore throat but I noticed I had red spots on my tonque. What does it mean? How do I get rid of them?

INFECTION?: Hello there, sore throat with changes in the tongue especially if a new symptom is likely due to an infection and will likely require a consult for medication.

Take care! ...Read more

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I have red spots on roof of mouth to the back of throat and also severe sore throat any help?

I have red spots on roof of mouth to the back of throat and also severe sore throat any help?

Virus: Could be a secondary hermetic outbreak. Most people had the chicken pox as a child and have the herpes virus lying dormant in their system. A herpes outbreak in the mouth can look like little spots with a red ring around them. Give it a week to ten days and it may be gone. ...Read more

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The back of the roof of her mouth has a bunch of connected red spots and she has a sore throat. This happened right around after oral sex. Diagnosis?

The back of the roof of her mouth has a bunch of connected red spots and she has a sore throat. This happened right around after oral sex. Diagnosis?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for a treatable infection). Throat lozenges and acetaminophen or ibuprofen can lessen pain. ...Read more

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I don't have a sore throat but my palate is sore and there are 2 big red spots just above the uvula. Swallowing isn't difficult but hurts my mouth?

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I don't have a sore throat but my palate is sore and there are 2 big red spots just above the uvula. Swallowing isn't difficult but hurts my mouth?

Possibly viral: If the red spots develop into what look like small blisters or ulcers, then these are almost certainly viral in nature. If the red spots are almost pinpoint, deep red and spread, and the back of the throat gets more red, this could suggest strep throat. Either way, if there is no improvement in the next 2-3 days, or if your symptoms worsen, you should be examined by a physician. ...Read more

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I have an extremely red and sore throat with bring red spots on the roof of my mouth. Also red inflamed tonsils?

I have an extremely red and sore throat with bring red spots on the roof of my mouth. Also red inflamed tonsils?

Viral pharyngitis: It looks viral, but the description is not diagnosis. A rapid strep test would be necessary. Also if it is there for a long time it might be a more serious condition that warrants lab test to test the immunity, other neck diseases, and a fungi infection. Probably and ENT visit would be the best ...Read more

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After month long sore throat w red bumps back of throat I got a mouth sore inside of my cheek. It's dark red w red spots. All happend after sex w man.

After month long sore throat w red bumps back of throat I got a mouth sore inside of my cheek. It's dark red w red spots. All happend after sex w man.

Viral or Bacterial: There are many causes of sore throat. When sore and inflamed, viral and bacterial causes are often suspected. Acid reflux is possible as well. Sores in the mouth (canker sores) are caused by viral infections. ...Read more

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Sore throat, white lumpy tonsils, red spots on the roof of mouth, nasty taste, with an abcess on the uvula, also some white spots, what's wrong with me?

Sore throat, white lumpy tonsils, red spots on the roof of mouth, nasty taste, with an abcess on the uvula, also some white spots, what's wrong with me?

Sore throat: Looking at what you describe you may have a bacteria infection of your throat. You should see your doctor or go into an urgent care to get a rapid test done to see if you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Sore throat with white gunk on my tonsils. Strep neg. Got a rocephin (ceftriaxone) shot and have been on ceflex for 4 days. Now have red spots on roof of mouth! Help?

Sore throat with white gunk on my tonsils. Strep neg. Got a rocephin (ceftriaxone) shot and have been on ceflex for 4 days. Now have red spots on roof of mouth! Help?

Pharyngitis: Difficult to understand why you were given a Rocephin (ceftriaxone) shot and placed on Keflex when your strep test was negative. One can have a horrendous looking throat due to just a viral infection, mononucleosis being the most notorious. If pain is improving, then consider waiting a bit longer as it may all sort itself out. Otherwise do follow-up with your doctor now to be re-evaluated. ...Read more

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What is wrong if I have chest pains, severe headache, dizziness, sore throat and white tongue with red spots?

What is wrong if I have chest pains, severe headache, dizziness, sore throat and white tongue with red spots?

Infection: Surely sounds like an acute pharyngitis infection - can be strep, mono, neisseria, but a viral infection is the most common cause. A throat culture (or strep screen) is indicated since untreated, that brand can lead to serious complications, including rheumatic fever and abscess. ...Read more

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The sore throat and cough began just recently but the red spots along the back of my throat have been there for a very long time. Was told it’s not strep. What could the bumps be and will they go away?

The sore throat and cough began just recently but the red spots along the back of my throat have been there for a very long time. Was told it’s not strep. What could the bumps be and will they go away?

Viral?: The bumps at the throat can be caused by post-nasal drips or reflux irritation. At your age, allergic rhinitis and/or sinusitis may be the cause. The sore throat and cough occurring now are likely the beginning of flu symptoms. There is an antiviral agent which can shorten the course of the disease but must be taken within the 1st 48 hrs to be effective. ...Read more

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I have red spots at the very front of my soft palate, a cold, and a bad sore throat. What's going on? My hard palate is white

I have red spots at the very front of my soft palate, a cold, and a bad sore throat. What's going on? My hard palate is white

Sore throat: It is likely you have an infection in your throat. Viral infection will typically resolve on its own. Bacterial infections, however, (ie: strep), will require antibiotics in order to resolve. I recommend you consult with your doctor in order to make the correct diagnosis and initiate appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have had a really bad sore throat for the past week but lately it's been so bad I can't sleep as I can't swallow? Red spots at the back of my throat

I have had a really bad sore throat for the past week but lately it's been so bad I can't sleep as I can't swallow? Red spots at the back of my throat

See your Doc: With your complaint of not being able to swallow, a visit with your doc would be strongly advised to determine what course of treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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I asked before about red spots but I forgot to tell you I have a sore throat?

I asked before about red spots but I forgot to tell you I have a sore throat?

Meningitis: You should go and get seen. Don't know the full spectrum of your symptoms, to whom you have been exposed, your immune status and am unable to examine you. Go to an ER now and get seen. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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I have red spots on the back of my throat and I've had a sore throat on and off for two weeks, along with unusual tiredness. What might be wrong?

I have red spots on the back of my throat and I've had a sore throat on and off for two weeks, along with unusual tiredness. What might be wrong?

Pharyngitis: *most likely scenarios
1.Strep pharyngitis
2.Mononucleosis
3.Candida pharyngitis
*there are other less common infections which might be of some concern if you are sexually active or if you're immune compromised.
*some noninfectious conditions might also be present. But these are less common.
You should see your pcp for a complete history and physical. Good luck. ...Read more

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Uvala has red spots. Sore and sore throat. Hard to swallow. Causes? Anything I can do to treat it at home?

Need an exam: Without seeing this, impossible to diagnose. See a pcp, get cultured for strep or rapid strep test, diagnosed and treated if necessary. ...Read more

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Can't tell if it's a sore throat or tonil pain. Been going on for a month. Back of throat is really red with red spots. Started after sex with a man.

You should see dr: It is possible to get herpes virus infections and gonorrheal infections of the throat. Or it could just be a simple pharyngitis - but if it's persisting then you should be seen and tested for possible causes. ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat with drainage since march 2013 and I have noticed red spots and yellowing of my soft palate recently. Sound serious?

I have had a sore throat with drainage since march 2013 and I have noticed red spots and yellowing of my soft palate recently. Sound serious?

See A Dr. ASAP: Your should make an appointment with your personal physician immediately. It is difficult to make a diagnosis simply from what you are asking. Do yourself a favor and make an appointment asap. ...Read more

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Dengue or Zika I have red spots all over my body I've been taking benydryl. Sore throat. My question is, should I be taking another kind of medicine?

Dengue or Zika I have red spots all over my body I've been taking benydryl. Sore throat. My question is, should I be taking another kind of medicine?

See a doctor: You should go to see a doctor in person for evaluation, may need some tests, such as strep or mono, etc. ...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


Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more