I had a bad cold a month ago with the usual sinus drainage, congestion, throat irritation, etc. That cleared in about a week then I noticed a slight burning irritation in my mouth on one side where the back of my tongue rubs against the anterior faucial pillar. There is now a small, raised red lesion with a partial larger white circle around it. When touched it feels like nerves which extend into my neck. The Anterior faucial pillar is very red over the arch. I have no pain swallowing or pushing on the outside of my neck, just a burning sensation. Any ideas as to what this may be?
No culture. No fever, minimal if no lymph node swelling, 47 yrs old so not really a candidate for Strep. Concerned about the small bump that has appeared at the center of the irritation (See pix - on the right side of picture at base of tongue)