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White area in the back of my throat, but no sore throat

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Old 06-10-2009, 01:53 PM   #1
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White area in the back of my throat, but no sore throat


The past couple of days I've been dealing with what I believe is a small cold. It started three days ago with just a slight runny nose, but mostly just congestion and which gradually got worse. Finally, today, my congestion has mostly cleared up; however, I have a white patch area in the back of my throat. I don't have any pain, but a slight discomfort.

I was thinking this might just be because my throat was irritated from my sinuses draining over night. I'm concerned that now I will get a sore throat, or worse... strep throat.

Do you think that this is only because my throat is irritated from the drainage?

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Old 06-11-2009, 05:43 AM   #2
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Re: White area in the back of my throat, but no sore throat

strep typically doesnt follow a cold from what I understand. I think you would have pain and a fever if it was strep. I just had the same thing with a negative strep test. I think it is probably because of the drainage. Gargle with warm salt water for a couple of days. Hopefully this resolves on its own

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