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Why do I have red dots at the back of my throat?

Why do I have red dots at the back of my throat?

Red bumps: Red bumps at the back of the throat should be watched carefully, particularly if they are accompanied by a sore throat and a fever, or if they become white bumps or spots. Usually red bumps there are related to a viral infection of some kind and shouldn't last long. But it's worth knowing some of the causes and how to respond if they appear and then linger for several days. ...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 a long history in regards to my throat. Symptoms are redness, feeling of lump, scratchy, and if I speak for 15 mts then throat becomes tired.

I have a long history in regards to my throat. Symptoms are redness, feeling of lump, scratchy, and if I speak for 15 mts then throat becomes tired.

LPR: Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat, post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. It is also a contributing factor to ear eustachian tube and sinus problems. It responds well to proton pump inhibitor rx. You need to see ent. ...Read more

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I have two red tiny dots in back of my throat. I don't know what they are due to though. And it doesn't itch or burn. What can It be?

I have two red tiny dots in back of my throat. I don't know what they are due to though. And it doesn't itch or burn. What can It be?

Small blood vessel: Very small pinpoint red dots can be benign petechia. Broken blood vessels that can arise from trauma, infection...ulcers can be rather small but they are usually uncomfortable. As long as there are no other visible abnormalities and they fade gradually this should be fine. If you see more of them or experience discomfort a physician should take a look. ...Read more

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Really small red dots on my tongue maybe I never noticed but they are at the tip of my tongue also I have had little bumps in the back of my throat?

Really small red dots on my tongue maybe I never noticed but they are at the tip of my tongue also I have had little bumps in the back of my throat?

Tough to say: Without a visual of what you are describing. It's very possible that it's a normal condition of the tongue because there are indeed many bumps on the tongue. Sometimes a map-like pattern of reddish spots can occur, called geographic tongue, which is harmless. If you have a fever as well, get checked ASAP to rule out scarlet fever which needs prompt treatment. Have someone take a look either way. ...Read more

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My throats been hurting for the past week, it hurts to swallow, my uvula is swollen, back of my throat is red along with my tonsils and white dots?

My throats been hurting for the past week, it hurts to swallow, my uvula is swollen, back of my throat is red along with my tonsils and white dots?

Sore throat: Sounds like pharyngitis or tonsilitis. You should see a board certified otolaryngologist. Sounds like a possible "strep throat". You need to be evaluated for antibiotics. Also may require a steroid injection depending on the amount of swelling. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have small red dots on roof of my mouth toward the back of my throat. My mouth is dry and tongue is red with white coating in parts. My throat hurts?

I have small red dots on roof of my mouth toward the back of my throat. My mouth is dry and tongue is red with white coating in parts. My throat hurts?

Not normal: The symptoms you described sound like thrush, a yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining the mouth and tongue, also called oral candidiasis. Oral candidiasis can be treated with topical anti-fungal drugs, such as nystatin, miconazole, gentian violet or amphotericin b. Topical therapy is given as an oral suspension which is washed around the mouth and then swallowed by the patient. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Hi about a year ago I had three sore throats in six weeks a mix of bacterial and viral, ever since I have had small red dots on the back of my tongue?

Hi about a year ago I had three sore throats in six weeks a mix of bacterial and viral, ever since I have had small red dots on the back of my tongue?

Red dots: Dots on the back of the tongue are normal;larger taste buds. If you are worried have your dentist or oral surgeon/md take a look. 5 min for piece of mind. Go west ham united even though they are being relegated. ...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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Tonsils are red as well as back of throat, palate is yellow with red dots. Heavily congested with large amount of yellow/palemucus. What could I have?

Tonsillitis: Could be tonsillitis or tonsillopharyngitis. Could be sinusitis if the yellow mucous is coming from your nose or sinuses. If symptoms have been going on for more than a week, you should seek care and possible cultures. You might need antibiotics, but an evaluation of your nose and throat would be necessary to make that determination. ...Read more

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A few dots of red fresh blood 6 days post op for tonsillectomy. Looks like back of throat has a bit of a red coating. No frequent swallowing. Emergent?

A few dots of red fresh blood 6 days post op for tonsillectomy. Looks like back of throat has a bit of a red coating. No frequent swallowing. Emergent?

Only if pain, fever: A little bit of blood is probably not significant. You should however notify the surgeon's office and see if they would want to see you. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering what I may have 3 days ago my throat was hurting so I looked in it and it had red dots on the back of the roof of my mouth and the?

Hi I was wondering what I may have 3 days ago my throat was hurting so I looked in it and it had red dots on the back of the roof of my mouth and the?

Doctor can check: 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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Sore throat one month, only looks red in back of throat. Black painless round dot in cheek, could be related or a bite? Non smoker, I do drink alcohol.

Needs to be checked: You do have other medical problems and taking meds. The throat looking red and the black painless round dot naads to be checked and may need biopsy if indicated after examination
Consult your Family Physician ...Read more