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I have woken with an incredibly sore throat and have white

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hello I have woken with an incredibly sore throat and have white spots on the back of my throat
JA: The Doctor can help. Just a couple quick questions before I transfer you. How long have you had the spots? Have you used any medication for it?
Customer: last night my throat was sore and red and bumpy then this morning there are white spots. no medication
JA: Have you seen a doctor about the spots?
Customer: no I have just seen the change now I work with young children so I am concerned about it being contagious
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: no, only taking oral contraceptive
Submitted: 9 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 9 days ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board-certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.

Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 9 days ago.

We can continue our conversation now through text in this reply forum.
Please provide more information regarding your question so I can help you in detail.

What is age?

Associated stuffy nose, fever?

Are you taking any medicines?


Waiting for your response.
Thanks.

 

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
great thank you. My age is 28, I have had a cold for about 4 weeks that is very mild now but still a cough at night and a slightly runny nose. Only taking contraceptive pill
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 9 days ago.

Please allow me just a few minutes.
I’ll reply you back soon after reviewing it.

Thanks for your cooperation and patience.

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
here is what my throat looks like right now
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 9 days ago.

Sorry for late reply and inconvenience.

Thanks for all this additional information.

I understand your concern.

Well as you describe, it sounds like pharyngitis with oral thrush.

You should take some self-care measures until you see your doctor.
Do steam inhalation, oral betadine rinse and saline gargles.
You should take the nasal saline spray and OTC Nasonex spray.
You should take Ibuprofen and Nyquil/Claritin.
You should hydrate yourself with warm liquids.
You should start a multivitamin supplement and vitamin C lozenges.
Take OTC Robitussin DM for a cough.
Elevate your head while lying down.

Start a probiotic.


If your symptoms will persist then see your doctor for further evaluation and management.

 

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Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Thank you for your advice
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 9 days ago.

I wish for your good health.
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