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how long does it take for the white dots to disappear if you have strep or tonsilitis

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
7-10 days usually: If it is due to tonsillitis and you take antibiotics. Some people have "tonsilliths" (tonsil stones) which will not get better with antibiotics. Th ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
PCN: The person is usually not contagious after completing the first 24 hours of antibiotics and they generally feel significant improvement after 24 to 48 ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Get rechecked: get a repeat strept test and also a mononucleosis test, since mono can mimic the world's worse sore throat.
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Dr. Anastasia Williams
Specializes in Pediatrics
Reassessment Needed: While Azithromycin is effective against some forms of strep throat, it does not work for all forms of strep throat. There are also multiple other cau ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. BERT W WINTERHOLLER
43 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Strep throat: Tonsillitis is a generic term that describes an irritation/inflammation of the tonsils. Tonsillitis can be caused by infectious bacteria or viruses s ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Sure. Happens often.: Tonsillitis has many causes. Lots of viruses cause it. Strep throat is pretty much the only bacteria that causes a lot of cases of tonsillitis. Strep ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the tonsils and can be caused by many different agents, including strep. Strep throat is caused by group a streptoco ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Two issues: Tonsillitis is a nonspecific term designating the tonsils as inflamed ; may occur with many germs including strep. Strep throat indicates a specific a ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Two issues: Tonsillitis is a nonspecific term designating the tonsils as inflamed & may occur with many germs including strep. Strep throat indicates a specific a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Vs.: A stretph infection can cause inflammation of tonsils (tonsilitis). However, tonsilits can be due to a number of different causes.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Streph: Streph throat is one possible infection that can inflammation of your tonsils (tonsillitis).

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