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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes tongue nevi with tingling, burning and mucus?

I had unprotected oral sex with a stranger on Wednesday night, on thursday morning i noticed my tounge started to slighlty tingle and burn and had a bit of white/yellow mucus on it. Now i have noticed on friday that i have to white spots around my toncill area (one on each side) im extremley worried about this and just want some peace of mind for the weekend as im due to get checked by a gp on monday. please help
Thu, 12 Nov 2015
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OBGYN 's  Response

Indeed, there are sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can infect the throat; chlamydia and gonorrhea can cause throat infections, and herpes can rarely also infect the throat. However, the symptoms of these infections are usually extremely severe, with very high fevers and inability to swallow.

White spots on your tonsils are one of the indications of tonsillitis, which can be caused by non-sexually transmitted bacteria or a viral illness. The most common cause of tonsillitis is strep throat, which can be treated easily with antibiotics. Your general physician will be able to take cultures of your throat for the sexually-transmitted infections as well as strep and if indicated prescribe an antibiotic for treatment.

So the greatest likelihood is that you are just getting sick and it has nothing to do with your unprotected oral encounter. I encourage you to gargle with warm salt water which can help disinfect your tonsils.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Jacqueline Brown
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