Hi, I'm really concerned because I have white bumps or sores on my throat and tongue, and it hurts to swallow. I have the sores/bumps on both sides, but the left side hurts a lot more. This has never happened to me before, and I find it really scary! What's caused them, and how do I get rid of them?
I am not a doctor and can't diagnose you over the internet, but the problem is that it could be a variety of things. It could be thrush (yeast infection), strep, be due to reflux, etc. It is best to go to the doctor and have them properly diagnose you because if you treat it for the wrong thing, it could get worse.
P.S. Here are some links you might find helpful in easing your fears while you wait to see your doctor.
The Truth About Antibiotics
8 Signs You Should See a Doctor About a Cold
7 Ways Your Body Says "You're Stressed"