The plaques in the throat without fever, either in the back of the throat or in the tonsils, can be among other causes a sign of infection. These plaques are generally irritating, or painful, and pain is often aggravated by swallowing or by coming into contact with acidic foods. Another source of these plaques can be the result of injury from exposure to chemicals. These spots in the throat can be accompanied by other symptoms that affect other systems of the body, such as the immune system or the gastrointestinal system. Treatment will depend on the cause, such as common bacterial strep throat, which often causes a sore throat without a cough and without fever.
What other symptoms can accompany throat plaques?
As we have seen, plaques in the throat are often seen with other symptoms, which vary according to the underlying disease, disorder or condition.
Symptoms that usually affect the upper respiratory tract may be accompanied by a cough, with clear, yellow, light brown, or green mucus. Shortness of breath (mild to severe), dry throat, hoarseness, pus on the tonsils, or sore throat.
Other symptoms that may appear along with plaques in the throat are: body pain and difficulty swallowing. There may also be enlarged lymph nodes or tonsils, fatigue, fever, and chills, or low blood pressure.
Much more serious diseases
In some cases, plaques in the throat can be a symptom of a life-threatening condition, so seek immediate medical attention.
Mainly an emergency should be called when throat plaques occur along with other serious symptoms such as: change in level of consciousness, suffocation, confusion or loss of consciousness, fainting or lethargy, very high fever, severe shortness of breath, bluish or pale lips, and rapid heart rate.
In other cases plaques may be the result of bacterial strep throat, which generally causes a sore throat. It is common and contagious, as it can be passed from person to person. In some cases there are no symptoms.
Can I have strep throat without a fever?
Yes, some cases of strep throat may not have a fever. Doctors will generally look for five primary signs in the early stage of diagnosing this condition.
Sore throat without cough, could be a sign of strep. Swollen lymph nodes in the front of the neck. Plaques in the throat are also one of the signs of this pharyngitis. Petechiae, red spots on the roof of the mouth. Fever, although it does not always manifest itself, would be other signs of this bacterium.
The doctor will surely check for the presence of this disease by analyzing the throat. Because strep throat is a bacterial infection, your provider will prescribe an antibiotic to treat it.