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Red bumps on back of my throat, Cancer?
BluePills posted:
Hi. I've had this sore throat for a very long time now, almost 2-3 months in which its been not completely healthy at all. I am a smoker, not heavy but did smoke 5-6 cigarettes on a daily basis.

I've quit smoking for over 15 days now. Because I took a look inside my sore thorat and found three big and several small flesh colored bumps on the back wall of my throat. This has got me worried. And to avoid any further damage, I've been avioding cold beverages, taking anitibiotics for tonsilitis, taking pills for acid reflux (after being advised by my ENT specialist), and gargaling with salt water regularly for over 10 days!! But to no avail!

These bumps haven't improved at all! And my sore thorat is still as is. The pain has gone, but I have the feeling for a rash in my throat. This feeling has been going on for long and I'm getting worried now. Both ENT specialists had a look and said it wasn't cancer. I really pray it isn't. And its most likely a cobblestone throat. Can you please tell me how soon can I expect these bumps to go away and my throat to become normal like it used to be? And is there anything I can do to improve the situation?

Would really be grateful if anyone could share there insights on the issue! Thanks!

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