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Sore throat, fatigue and mucus in the mouth. Whitish spots in the throat. What are these?

I ve been having a sore/ scratched throat for about a day and a half now, and have had other symptoms such as achiness, fatigue , and built up mucus in my mouth. Just a bit ago, while looking at my throat I noticed a small white colored speck in the part of the throat that was hurting- it was not on my tonsils. What does this mean?
Asked On : Thu, 1 Nov 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

The white colored spot in the back of your throat may indicate a bacterial infection of the pharynx/throat. Most cases of pharyngitis are viral and do not require antibiotics however they may be necessary if pustules are seen.
The other symptoms are in keeping with a respiratory tract infection.You should get some rest, drink alot of fluids and consider visiting your doctor if the sore throat continue or worsens.

I hope this helps and you feel better soon
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Aparna Amritsagar's  Response
Thanks for writing your query to us.
You seem to have developed a throat infection may be bacterial or viral. Consult your doctor so that he will examine your throat & see if there is any localised focus of infection & depending on the severity he will suggest you antibiotics if required. Till that time do salt water gargle, avoid fried or oily food items , take rest & have more water.
Wish you good health.
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