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My uvula is red, elongated, and has a white coloring on the end of it. Also, the roof of my mouth close to the uvula is painful when I swallow.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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 or Motrin may help decrease symptoms.

In brief: 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 or Motrin may help decrease symptoms.
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