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Help! there's white substance on back of tongue and i'm having sore throat symptoms?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: This could be a

Viral infection, strep throat, yeast etc.
Med eval would help to differentiate. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm >.

In brief: This could be a

Viral infection, strep throat, yeast etc.
Med eval would help to differentiate. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm >.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day.
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