Red Spots And Sore Throat

Last Editorial Review: 6/15/2020

The most common cause of a sore throat is a virus like a cold. Mono is another virus that typically causes a sore throat. But there can be other causes as well, including strep, which is a bacteria. You can get red or white spots in your throat from any of these infections. You can't tell them apart by looking.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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