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What is this white bump in my throat ?

Hi.. im a 22 yr old female.. My throat has been sore for a few days now and when i looked in the mirror tonight i had a little white bump on the left side of my throat.. i have been out in the cold a few times at night and i am a smoker but i haven t been sick.. can this be strep throat? ive gargled with warm salt water everyday but it hasn t gone away. i dont have a fever or a cold.. just a sore troat
Asked On : Tue, 5 Apr 2011
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Hi, Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.
Since you've said you have a bump on the left side, it could be Tonsillitis? Do you feel more pain while swallowing? Any ways, drink plenty of fluids and do warm water gargles many times a day. You have a Infection, get yourself examined by a ENT Specialist as you may need antibiotics. It need not necessarily be Strep. Throat, don't worry.

Wish you Good Health, Take Care.
Answered: Tue, 5 Apr 2011
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