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    White Patchy Sore Throat
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    astroprojection posted:
    I'm an 18 year old female and was recently diagnosed with Hand Foot Mouth disease and Chlamydia. I took the medicine they gave me and didn't have any issues for at least 2 months.

    Today, I noticed my throat was sore. I looked thoroughly at the sides of my cheeks, the roof of my mouth, and the back of my throat and each of them has white raised patches. I can even see how the patches are going down my esophagus. The odd part is- the spots, where my tonsils would be, not only have the biggest white patches; they have red veins surrounding them.

    Could this just simply be thrush or am I experiencing something else?
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    Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
    I would not be able to make that determination since I cannot examine your mouth first-hand....your description is not sufficient nor a substitute for seeing it myself, so you will need to see your medical provider again so you can be properly diagnosed.

    Yes, it could be "something else", but it would not be appropriate for me to make a blind guess.


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