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What causes a lump behind gland and throat infection?

Hi, I have a throat infection I noticed that I had a little white behind the glands also, the doctor did a strep test 2 days ago waiting for results. But what concerns me is as I was looking in the back of my throat I noticed a bump on the flap behind the gland. It s not large it almost looked a little almond shaped and is the same color as the skin around it. The other day it almost looked a little red as well. What could this be???
Fri, 3 May 2019
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Hi Dear,

Understanding your concern. As per your query you have lump behind gland and throat infection which seems to be due to inflammation of tonsils and upper respiratory tract infection.

Need not to worry. I would suggest you to do warm saline gargles 3 to 4 times a day. Take ibuprofen one tablet twice daily. Milk boiled with a pinch of turmeric taken at bedtime for can be relieving as it has antimicrobial properties. You should avoid spicy food. Visit ENT specialist once and get it examined and start treatment after proper diagnosis. Take soft foods to avoid irritation to the throat. Throat lozenges one every 4 hours is helpful. Drink luke warm water throughout the day as it can provide relief.

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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