Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
187 Doctors are Online

Feeling cold. Having red and painful bump on roof of mouth and near throat. Concerned

Jul 2012
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 1993
Answered : 1196 Questions
I have a cold right now. In addition, I have these small, clear, tingly bumps on the roof of my mouth, only at the back of my mouth, near my throat. My throat is also a bit red and painful. I've never had these bumps before with a cold, so just wondering if I need to be concerned.
Posted Wed, 7 Nov 2012 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Praveen Rodrigues 1 hour later
Hi there.
These appear to be inflamed papillae & can be a common occurence with a common cold & viral infections. They may become secondarily infected with bacteria & may show up as yellowish pus filled appearing lesions. This is when i advocate or envisage an oral antibiotic in addition. Perhaps azithromycin 500mg once/daily for 3 days may be an antibiotic of choice & provide quick relief. However, for this prescription, your Gp on the ground will/may have to be contacted unless you have a kind pharmacist at ground0 ;-)
In short, dont worry, do warm saline gargles three times daily & hydrate yourself well with fluids. Antibiotics are a last recourse. Wish you good health & a quick recovery. Cheers & good luck!
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an ENT Specialist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor