What’s The Difference Between Strep Throat And Oral Thrush?

June 15th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Questions and Answers

Can anyone help me with this…I got raised bumps on the back of my tongue..my glands are swollen a bit…a little dry mouth… I have a little white on the side of my tongue but it’s not like cottage cheese..is just a strip real tiny..I took some tylenol with codine 3 and I brush my teeth 3x a day..and I drink about 3 to 4 8 oz cups of water..sometimes 6 cups…

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  • Country girl says:

    Strep throat is a bacterial infection and thrush is a fungal infection. Either will require a prescription for treatment. If your doctor isn’t available now go to an urgent care or walk in clinic and get treatment started quickly.

  • adriathe says:

    wow…..call your doctor immediately or else…strep throat has many rare branches….act fast

  • nochocol says:

    The back of the dorsal surface of the tongue contains a series of large bumps. If you stick out your tongue, you can see them on your tongue too. These large bumps on the top surface of the back of the tongue are a fourth type of papilla called circumvallate papillae. They are located along the “circumvallate line” and contain taste buds that confer the sense of sour and bitter to the back of the tongue. They can actually be quite prominent and are often mistaken by patients for cancerous growths

  • TweetyBi says:

    Thrush (oral candidiasis) can appear as white patches at the corners of the back of the mouth, behind the molars, and/or as a thick white or yellowish-white coating on the tongue. There’s no pain. With strep, there may be white patches, pus, fever, painful swallowing, red & swollen tonsils, swollen neck glands, very sore throat, headache and rash. Not all of these symptoms will necessarily be present.
    I suggest you see your doctor and if she/he suspects strep, a rapid strep test can be performed in 30 minutes.

  • gangadharan nair says:

    Strep throat is caused by Group A Streptococcus bacteria. It is the most common bacterial infection of the throat.
    A throat swab can be tested (cultured) to see if strep grows from it. A rapid test is quicker, but misses a few of the cases. Negative rapid tests should be followed by a culture, to find all the cases that might have been missed.
    Oral thrush is a disorder caused by infection of the mouth with the fungus (yeast) Candida albicans.
    An examination of the mouth by the health care provider or dentist shows distinctive lesions of the mouth, tongue, or cheeks. Lesions are easily brushed away revealing a reddened, tender area that may bleed slightly.
    A microscopic examination of tissue from a lesion can confirm Candida infection, but usually the diagnosis is made by simple physical examination.
    Complications
    * Insufficient nutrition
    * Esophagitis Candida
    * Spread of Candida to the gastrointestinal tract, lungs, skin, or other area
    Please see the web pages for more details on Strep throat and Oral thrush.