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What causes a hard white spot at the back of the throat?

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Posted on Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Question: Hello. I have developed a hard white spot on the.back of my.throat. I can prove it with the top my tongue. It is white, hard, and not painful, but it is raised and looks like a whitehead pimple on my skin. There is only one and it is not spreading or on my tonsils but on the back wall of the throat.
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Lesion throat

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to Healthcare Magic and thanks for putting up the query
Please send me the pictures of your throat.
Tell me do you have any pain or any irritation while swallowing?
Any history of tobacco use or smoking?
For how long are you having this Lesion?
Follow up with the required information so that I can suggest you better.
Take care
Thanks and regards
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Follow up: Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal (31 minutes later)
Thank you for your reply. I have had a colorless bump there for many months but it seems to have grown over the past few days. Today I looked at it and it was white. It resembles a whitehead pimple that looks like it will pop (like pus has collected there) or a milia. There is no pain or redness around it. No fever. No swollen glands that I can tell. No voice problems.

I have no history of herpes or other STDs.
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Posterior pharyngeal wall congestion

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for the information and the picture.
The lesion is a sign of chronic infection of posterior wall. the most common cause is a post nasal drip due to a deviation in nasal septum. From the appearance it doesn't seem to be malignant at all but it is advisable to get yourself examined by an ENT SPECIALIST and get a CT paranasal sinuses done.
Use hexidine gargles and take tablet vitamin c once daily.
Any further questions are always welcome.
Take care
Thanks and regards
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Brief Answer: Lesion throat Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to Healthcare Magic and thanks for putting up the query Please send me the pictures of your throat. Tell me do you have any pain or any irritation while swallowing? Any history of tobacco use or smoking? For how long are you having this Lesion? Follow up with the required information so that I can suggest you better. Take care Thanks and regards