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Hi all is this normal colour of throat mouth?

Hi all new here and wanted to know if this is a normal colour of the throat and mouth? http://i945.photobucket.com/albums/ad291/M arc20141/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps3fcf2ad 6.jpg



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replied January 7th, 2014
Sore Throat
Hi There, I have exactly the same problem as you and have seen 3 ENT specialists who tell me this is normal.. I did not have this red throat before.. It started 3 months ago on just one side and within a month it progressed all over..This is not normal.. as it is clearly inflamed.. My throat also used to be a good pink colour and now it is inflamed and red like yours.. I have since found out that I have Acid Reflux and it is clear that this must have caused the sore throat.. Even though my GP insists it is not.. The GI doc told me sore throat is common with Acid Reflux.. This clearly looks the same.. You should maybe try seeing a Gastro Doc..
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replied June 17th, 2014
Any update on what it turned out to be? I am constantly looking in my mouth and have the exact same thing. I was diagnosed with acid reflux as a boy and I am now 22 and I have noticed the same throat change in the past year. I am about to make a gastro appointment next week. Let me know!
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replied October 24th, 2018
what is the condition of your throat now.and what said you
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replied December 7th, 2014
hi Guys, I know it's a bit late as you had the problem in June however I have had a similar sort of problem now for the last 7 months. (at least it looks the same) it constantly feels like there is slime in the back of my throat and can't get it out. even though i think it's just my tonsils. both tonsils are swollen and the redness is similar as in the picture.
have you had the same? if so do you already know what it is?

thanks a lot
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replied December 8th, 2014
Hey! I just typed all this out and it didn't save so here is take 2.

So I have the same exact thing as your describing and the way this throat looks. The slime feeling is very prevalent and has me constantly throat clearing. If you look back sometimes you can see a fine line of mucus running down your throat I bet. I opt to usually remove it because it keeps me coughing. I usually use a swab to get it out and it can be kind of difficult as it is very sticky and elastic even, gross. Once it is gone I feel much better but it often comes back like 2 hours later or so.

So It probably isn't your tonsils. I had mine removed years ago and still have the issue and the red throat. I have acid reflux and stomach problems and I have seen a number of specialists to try and pin down the throat slime/red throat cause and nobody really has an answer from what I've seen. Gastro and ENT both said the slime isn't reflux related but think the discoloration probably is. DO NOT freak out about the throat color though, I know it looks brutal and like dangerous or whatever but it is fine trust me. Oral surgeon, gastro, and ENT all seem to agree about that. No biggie on the color.

Gastro said that I should visit an allergist as I used to get allergy shots for my bad allergies but have kinda ditched them for about 8 years and disregarded any allergy issues.

Let me know if you make any breakthroughs. I get notifications for this thread so I will continue to monitor it.
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replied December 9th, 2014
hi Jdeezy,

to be honest with you it showed up out of the blue from one day to another did nothing different than what I otherwise would do and indeed would find an allergic reaction very unlikely.

nor do I have any acid reflux unless if that can go without symptoms I could have it of course. But seems like one would have some discomfort with acid reflux. I do have heartburn from time to time (but who doesn't)

the redness is something I don't worry about either, it isn't that red actually just sometimes. the inflammation of my tonsils and slime do worry me. and now you saying you have had your tonsils removed makes me even more uncertain as that was the last think i thought it could be. the pictures posted are very much alike.

the thing is I work and live in Indonesia for the past 6 years now and medical care is very much below international standard and will be very unlikely to get some results from the doctors here. the internet is for now my last resort but stuff like STD's come up so isn't really helping either.

so if I get it right you have yet to receive a diagnoses? do you have it most of the time as well actually?

cheers,
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replied December 9th, 2014
hi Jdeezy,

to be honest with you it showed up out of the blue from one day to another did nothing different than what I otherwise would do and indeed would find an allergic reaction very unlikely.

nor do I have any acid reflux unless if that can go without symptoms I could have it of course. But seems like one would have some discomfort with acid reflux. I do have heartburn from time to time (but who doesn't)

the redness is something I don't worry about either, it isn't that red actually just sometimes. the inflammation of my tonsils and slime do worry me. and now you saying you have had your tonsils removed makes me even more uncertain as that was the last think i thought it could be. the pictures posted are very much alike.

the thing is I work and live in Indonesia for the past 6 years now and medical care is very much below international standard and will be very unlikely to get some results from the doctors here. the internet is for now my last resort but stuff like STD's come up so isn't really helping either.

so if I get it right you have yet to receive a diagnoses? do you have it most of the time as well actually?

cheers,
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replied December 9th, 2014
hi Jdeezy,

to be honest with you it showed up out of the blue from one day to another did nothing different than what I otherwise would do and indeed would find an allergic reaction very unlikely.

nor do I have any acid reflux unless if that can go without symptoms I could have it of course. But seems like one would have some discomfort with acid reflux. I do have heartburn from time to time (but who doesn't)

the redness is something I don't worry about either, it isn't that red actually just sometimes. the inflammation of my tonsils and slime do worry me. and now you saying you have had your tonsils removed makes me even more uncertain as that was the last think i thought it could be. the pictures posted are very much alike.

the thing is I work and live in Indonesia for the past 6 years now and medical care is very much below international standard and will be very unlikely to get some results from the doctors here. the internet is for now my last resort but stuff like STD's come up so isn't really helping either.

so if I get it right you have yet to receive a diagnoses? do you have it most of the time as well actually?

cheers,
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replied December 9th, 2014
btw something i'd like to ask do you also have a white tongue like in the morning?
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replied December 9th, 2014
Yes I do have a white/yellow tongue most mornings especially if i dont use a toothbrush on my tongue then night before. And believe it or not that is a sign of acid reflux. I would not rule out acid reflux because silent reflux is a very prevalent health problem. If it is not bothering you besides the slime in your throat I would go check with an allergist and see what he says. Could be allergic to something that is around you often.

I guess the silverlining is I doubt it is anything serious. I tend to be a hypochondriac and I thought I had mouth cancer or something for like 3 months so I was at least happy that all the doctors said not to worry about it. If the slime is your main problem as it is mine I would go see an allergist. I havent had a chance to yet. Let me know what he thinks as well.
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replied March 10th, 2017
Did you ever get this figured out? If so, please share. I think i have the same thing.
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replied March 10th, 2017
yo i posted about this 3 years ago and im fine haha. I wouldnt worry about it. Just saw the notification email so i figrued i would respond. I have post nasal drip a lot and so i clear my throat a decent amount and I think that may be the cause.
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replied October 26th, 2018
Hi I have this problem. does your mouth still look like this and did any white stuff show up
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replied December 31st, 2018
I have postnasal drip too but did the redness ever go away?
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