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Yeast In The Throat
Yellow bumps in back of throat. White patch in throat. No soreness, swelling or coughing. Only scratchy when throat is dry. Strep? Tonsillitis?
Symptoms overlap: Although the majority of sore throats are viral, strep throat will present in an identical way. Testing is the only way to know for sure. You do have a week or so to start treatment to prevent the long term complications of strep. During that week you may be spreading it to your family. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several disorders: Without more details, including how long you have suffered this symptom i would have a tough time giving you a specific answer. Breathing thorough the mouth (because of nasal congestion) and reflux of stomach acid are common causes. Assuming that you have been bothered for a while, other causes need to be considered. ...Read more
Not possible: Dr. Lawson's repl is exactly right. I'll add that there is no way to diagnose oral chlamydia except by throat swab. However, such testing isn't generally recommended anyway. Although chlamydia can be found in the throat, that's rarely the only site of infection. And if you have genital chlamydia, the treatment will take care of an oral infection if present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure : Sxs of strep throat can include: large, red painful tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on the roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on the neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue & rash. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test / culture. ...Read more
Throat infection: May be the start of a throat infection - pharyngitis. Gargle with warm salt water. Drink plenty of water and rest. If not too serious should pass in a few days. Even mild cases of strep throat can self heal without antibiotics. If symptoms worsen or you are very concerned see your MD for an exam. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharyngitis ...Read more
Possible: If you are asking if a person can get an infection in the esophagus, the answer is yes. Infection can occur in any part of the body. If you are asking about esophagitis, it does not have to be an actual infection caused by a bacteria, virus, fungus, or parasite. It can mean irritation of the esophageal mucosa from recurrent exposure to refluxed stomach acid, mostly affecting the lower esophagus. ...Read more
Stomach juice can: Stomach juice in the throat can lead to irritation and inflammation. This in turn can cause a variety of symptoms from excessive mucous (the feeling of post nasal drip) to hoarseness, throat clearing, feeling of a lump in the throat, swallowing difficulty, pain and even in rare cases - cancer. It is important to be treated. Throat reflux is harder to treat than heartburn requiring changes in diet. ...Read more
Postnasal drip: most common reason why there is phlegm in the back of the throat is mucus coming from the nasal area (postnasal drip) that is thick and dries up. Steam inhalation will help get this up and clear the nasal-throat passageway ...Read more
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Yeast infections: Yes on all three accounts.Get a more detailed answer ›
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