I've had a sore throat about one week now. The first symptom was a scratchy feeling. Then it felt like something was stuck in my throat. That feeling made me cough until it felt like i had to throw up. There were white stuff on my tonsils and the back of my throat. Now I have red bumps on the palate and a low grade fever off and on. My mouth has an odd brassy/metallic taste and is very sensitive to some foods and temperature. For example I ate a nacho cheese combos snack and drank a fruit water. My mouth burned me like I was eating peppers. I had warm ramen noodles and my mouth burned like I was eating hot food.
I went to the doctor today and was told I have kawasaki. When I looked up the symptoms of kawasaki I definately know this is not the case.
Does anyone have any idea what this could be? Or has anyone experienced this same kind of sore throat?
Herpes is not high on my list either, but I thought I would mention to her I did/do have oral sex just so she can make a proper diagnosis. I did look at pics online of both mono and strep. My throat/back of the mouth does looks like tiny hemorrhages...it's streaky looking with red lines and bumps on the palate. It looks like a canvas with streaks/running red, pale pink paint. I'm somewhat familiar with strep as my son had it earlier this year and his throat really resembled how my throat currently looks. When they did the strep test on him, the test barely showed positive. I'm definately going to get a second opinion.View Thread
No, she did not test me for mono nor do a back-up throat culture. I did ask her about doing a throat culture and she said something along the lines of because the strep test is negative and at this point i only have red bumps she doesn't believe it's necessary for the throat culture...I did tell her my partner and I had oral sex. She asked if my partner or I have herpes, which is no. This sore throat/red bumps/odd taste of the mouth is very unusual. I'm thinking about going back to see another doctor if my symptoms do not improve by Wednesday.View Thread