Blisters On Throat Back And Back Sides Of Throat?

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Asked by JEG

Blisters On Throat Back And Back Sides Of Throat?

I have had a cold for 5 weeks, Started with Bronchitis (10 days of Levoquin 750 mg); still coughing (Chest x-ray and CT showed nothing); now blisters have formed in my throat on on the back and back sides of my tongue - are these pus nodules? Tonsillitis? What?

Answer

Blisters in the throat/mouth area can be caused by quite a few common pathogens; herpesviruses, coxsackie virus, strep throat and yes, it can be symptom of tonsillitus.

Herpes infections in the mouth are common; everyone has probably had one at one time or the other; check out the page below to see if the blisters look similar. These infections generally resolve in a couple of weeks. Of course check with doctor to be sure.

http://www.healthcentral.com/genital-herpes/genital-herpes-complications-9005-1.html

Good luck!