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I have red sores in the back of my mouth is that usual when you have a sore throat? Is it possible as to why it's called a sore throat?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics

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Not all red areas in the back of the mouth are painful, but many are, thus the name - sore throat.
Depending on what these areas look like can often help to determine if this is viral or bacterial like strep throat. Seeing your doctor can help to figure this out.

In brief: See below

Not all red areas in the back of the mouth are painful, but many are, thus the name - sore throat.
Depending on what these areas look like can often help to determine if this is viral or bacterial like strep throat. Seeing your doctor can help to figure this out.
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