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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lucas Bryant
8 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
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
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
39 years experience Infectious Disease
Needs eval for c&s: first on my list is to r/o strep. initially sounded like strep. would have been helpful to have culture results from the beginning. I would check w ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: White spots on the tonsils could mean strep throat, but not necessarily. It could be a virus, and either one could cuase laryngitis with loss of voice ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
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
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McMahan
47 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Spots on throat: It could be tonsil stones, yeast infections, cysts, growths or infections. See an ENT specialist.
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