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Sore throat with round spot at the back of the throat. Ring formation surrounding it. How long will it take to heal?

Hi, about 10 days ago I noticed a white round spot at the back of my throat . Throat was very sore in that area. went to the doc: he diagnosed it as a viral ulcer . Prescribed gurgling and some paracetamol . Since then the pain has gone away. The white round ulcer seems to be collapsing in on itself: but there is a distinct ring serrounding it and it is still somewhat white. My question is: how long before the whiteness goes away and it heals completely?
Asked On : Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
hi and welcome,

White patches on the throat mucosa is mostly due to bacterial infection like streptococcal or sometimes viral like herpetic ulcerations.

These ulcerations heal with time if there are not infected, it normally takes 7 to 10 days for the lesions to subside.

i would suggest you to maintain good oral hygiene to prevent super infection that will help fasten the healing.

use antiseptic mouth wash like chlorhexidine for mouth gargling regularly.

avoid too cold or hot and spicy food stuffs , avoid smoking and alcohol, drink lot of water and keep yourself hydrated.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Thu, 7 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Vignesh Sankar's  Response
Since throat 's always used any lesion takes time to heal...As long as it doesnt trouble you nothing to worry...But it takes time depending on your immune system...
Take care....
Answered: Wed, 6 Feb 2013
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