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Sore throat, white spot on back of tongue. Had tonsils removed in childhood. Start of strep throat?

I woke up this morning with a terribly sore throat . I had my tonsils removed when I was a child as I am prone to strep throat and ear infections. I was just looking at my throat in the mirror and on the right side of my throat where I think my tonsils would be if I had then (behind my tongue but just before the opening of my throat) I noticed a small white spot. It looks like a whitehead from a pimple almost. Could this be the start of strep throat? My right ear also hurts.
Fri, 30 Aug 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for writing to us.

The white spot at the back of tongue can be due to Depapillation due to throat infection,tobacco or pan chewing.

I would advice you to gargle frequently with lukewarm saline.

Usually in such cases,Amoxycillin as well as analgesics has to be administered.

Vitamin B complex as well as iron supplements has to be administered.

Avoid spicy allergic foods.

Hope this helps.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
It seems that you might be having acute pharyngitis and radiating pain in right ear.
Consult your doctor.
With one antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medicines you will be alright.
Avoid cold drinks and cold drinks.
ok and take care.
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