White Spots on Throat: Top 10 Causes with Treatments

2. Pharyngitis

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This throat inflammation, triggered by bacterial or viral infection, has the following symptoms: throat pain, fever, increased lymph nodes in the neck, congestion. Fortunately, in most cases pharyngitis passes by itself or after the antibiotics therapy (Penicillin, Amoxicillin), application of analgesics (Tylenol, Ibuprofen) or local anesthetics (Cepacol, Trocaine). However, sometimes it can progress to more severe form. Seek for medical attention immediately if you notice white spots on the back of your throat, tongue or mouth cavity and have persistent cough, especially if your symptoms don’t subside or reoccur from time to time, although you apply treatment properly.

3. Streptococcal angina

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Pain in the throat when swallowing, throat lumps, white spots on throat, raised body temperature and general weakness are characteristic symptoms of angina. Presently angina is caused by various microorganisms, streptococcus being the most widespread of them. Streptococcal angina can trigger rheumatic fever in 1-2 weeks. Rheumatism is a culprit of not only joints pathologies. It also contributes to the development of acquired heart troubles. You may suspect streptococcal angina if your tonsils have white spots on them. Treatment for this condition includes antibacterial medications (penicillin class) following bicillin prevention therapy.

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