What causes swollen lymph nodes in the back of the tongue? - Online Doctor Chats
I am a little white build up on the very back of my tongue with some very small bums but everyone tells me it is just tastebuds and it looks normal. Funny taste in mouth. Also at the right tip of my tongue is a VERY small patch with little red bumps. I have an itchy throat, and some drainage as well. I always seem tired, and am under stress, and have been diagnosed in the past with moderate depression. I am male and 31 years of age.
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What can cause this......tonsils are a little red, and a little white
Slight cough as well
Also some congestion
This is caused by infection
The back of the tongue also has small tonsils, that is what is infected along with the bigger tonsils
It is the tonsils that are infected
Okay, what can I do to help this get better? Not a fan of going tot he doctor.
Oh... I am afraid you must go to the doctor this time
Okay, that is what I suspected. Will this help with the thicker white coating, and the itchy throat?
The white things on the tonsils means you have bacterial infection of the tonsils
Is strep a possibility?
Thick white coating and itchy throat is also a part of the infection, so yes, these medicines should help
About the antibiotics I mentioned, you will need a prescription to get them
so anyways you will have to see a doctor
I understand. With the symptoms I have, is it ok to just go to a walk in clinic?
Yes, it is okay to go into a walk in clinic
You will need to take a full course of antibiotics
that is for 3 to 5 days if it is azithromycin
what about the small red bumps (maybe 6-7) at the tip of tongue? Can these be swollen papillae/
7 to 10 days if it is any other
The bumps are no larger than the tip of a needle
I think so
These papillae are normally present, in your case they seem to have swollen a little bit
don't worry about them, they will also get better with the medicines
I keep looking into these symptoms online and see crazy things like cancer, aids, and other things......of course my mind goes toward a negative outcome....OCD?
When you have an infection in the near vicinity, it is highly likely that infection also affects surrounding structures as well
Hmmm, Yes, I would say paranoia due to excessive and unwanted information that is available on the internet
Okay, thank you very much!
Relax, go see a doctor and get a prescription
I am sure you will be alright with a full course of antibiotics
You are welcome
is there anything else I can help you with?
Thanks for consulting me
Have a good day ahead
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