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Experience:  MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist
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I have a hard lump at the top of my mouth and I’m worried,

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I have a hard lump at the top of my mouth and I’m worried
JA: How long have you had the lump? Is it hard or soft?
Customer: hard and about 2 days? I think
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Sore throat and hurts to swallow
Submitted: 5 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 days ago.

What are your age and gender?

Please post a picture of the hard lump? Where is it exactly situated?

Do you have a fever, blocked/running nose, cough?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
18 and female , on teh left side of my mouth at the very back and yes I do
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 days ago.

Thanks for the further information.

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Unless you wish to speak in person, you can ignore the request for a phone call automatically generated by the website, not by me.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Is anyone still there ?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 days ago.

Please allow me 2-4 minutes. I am typing the answer.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 days ago.

Your symptoms are suggestive of;

1) Tonsillitis

2) Pharyngitis.

A rapid throat swab and covid test are advised for evaluation.

Meanwhile, the following would help you;

1) Warm saline/saltwater gargles

2) Lozenges

3) Rest to throat; less talking!

4) Warm fluids; increase the fluid otherwise also.

5) Ibuprofen; will take care of your pain and discomfort.

I wish your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.
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Customer: replied 5 days ago.
the hard bone like feeling lump shouldn’t be a big worry ? Also I’m meant to be working tomorrow should I avoid going in or will I be okay
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Sorry for all the question
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 days ago.

No problem about the questions.

The lump is not a worry and will go away in 2-4 days. Saltwater warm gargles will help in early resolution with Ibuprofen.

You may avoid going to work for a couple of days.