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Sore throat, painful bumps under tongue, white patches on inside of cheek. Taken Tylenol and codein. Reason?

I ve had a sore throat for 2 days, yesterday I noticed 2 white sore type bumps under my tongue which have been very painful, one is directly under my tongue, the other is under my teeth on the lingual side. I went to the hospital last night and they said it may be strep . Today I woke up with unbearable pain in my throat and mostly on the side of my face, there are also new white patches on the inside of my cheek. The ER dr gave me a script for Tylenol with codein and that only gives a tiny bit of relief from the pain. I don t know if this is just an odd case of strep, or maybe a tooth abscess? It s extremely painful.
Asked On : Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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Thanks for asking the query,

Bacterial and viral infection leads to abscess formation, fever and sore throat, viral infection leads to sore throat.

Painful bumps under the tongue can be because of salivary gland swelling, cystic lesion like ranula,ulceration or some kind of infection arrising from the adjacent tooth.

I would suggest you to visit to a Dentist and get a thorough clinical examination, take an x-ray if needed. Exact diagnosis can be made on visual examination of the area, radiographic diagnosis will confirm the lesion depending upon which treatment will be decided.

Take complete course of antibiotic and analgesic.
Maintain a good oral hygiene, use antiseptic mouthwash gargles.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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