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Do white spots on throat mean strep

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Viral?: Viral infections are generally self-limited, lasting an average of 3 to 5 days before resolving on their own. Given that you’re on the second round of... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
No: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 61 years experience
Could be: White spots on the tonsils could be food particles. The only way to be sure of strep throat is a throat culture. Tonsillitis is a specific diagnosis... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lucas Bryant
Facial Plastic Surgery 10 years experience
Cannot say: Unfortunately, your symptoms aren't enough to tell if you have strep throat. You will need a throat swab which can be sent for a rapid strep test and ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Not on abx: If you are currently taking the kind of abx we give for strep, you cannot get it. If you finished & it was a long acting med like azithromycin it ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Glad to hear ...: ...your sore throat has resolved. The answer may now be more elusive. A visit to your friendly Ear-Nose-Throat doctor may provide some insight into yo... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Candidiasis ?: White spots coating anywhere in the mouth, including tonsils, is a typical symptom of oral candidiasis or oral thrush. If it’s oral thrush, white spot... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McMahan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 49 years experience
Spots on throat: It could be tonsil stones, yeast infections, cysts, growths or infections. See an ENT specialist.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Tonsillitis: Tonsillitis usually causes fever, sore throat, white exudates /spots on tonsils on exam. Most cases are caused by viruses and resolves on its own and ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Sounds like: you had strep tonsillitis that is responding to treatment with amoxicillin. I don't think you can expect much better results from proper medical trea... Read More