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i have sores on my tonsils and also white spots what is that

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Herpangina: Read about this and see if it is a match. Any pharmacy can give you a topical oral anesthetic, which is all that will help if this is indeed herpangin ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
white spots tonsils: Could be strep or infectious mononucleois or other. Bet see walk -in clinic and get checked.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Needs follow up: You have changes in your condition and it is two weeks since you saw your doctor.Make a follow up visit to find out what is going on.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
Please see Dr.: Anytime you have a sore throat for over 24 hours, it's best to see the doctor and get a strep test. If it's a virus, all that's needed is symptomatic ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
33 years experience Pediatrics
Part of illness: Getting a coated tongue can be part of sore throat associated with mono or strep throat. They are a result of papillae prominence on the tongue. It sh ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Wolfe
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Are : Are there any other symptoms? Sore throat, ear pain, fevers, lumps in the neck? How old are you? Any history of smoking? Can you swallow ok? I ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Sore throat or not?: If sore throat, go see your Family Doc to discuss testing for Strep. If not, this may be normal for you.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
Go to your Dr.: Go to your Dr. and let him evaluate the infection you obviously have.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bumps: Could be trauma from your teeth. Since you are on mtx could be from impaired immunity as well. Gargle to keep them clean ; get an OTC cream or spray ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: Not enough information to give an accurate diagnosis. Recommend that you visit a dentist to evaluate problem and arrange for treatment. Make sure th ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Exudate: The white patches are called exudate or pus, which is a normal reaction of the immune system to infection. The patches, do not however , tellus what t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Lip sores: Best to have that looked at by a dermatologist.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
Possibly Thrush: There are various causes of coating of the tongue and other oral surfaces. It could be from medications, food eaten, allergies, etc. However, it cou ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Many possibilities: Could be tonsillar calculi (stones in your tonsils), strep or other bacterial infection causing exudate, or thrush (oral candidiasis). Something like ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Needs to be seen: These situations are best diagnosed by a dentist who can actually examine you to determine the cause of the bitter taste and whether or not the bumps ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Marged
43 years experience Family Medicine
Needs evaluated: Pain is a sign of something wrong. Painful sores on vulva and roof of mouth need to be evaluated. Some std's are able to infect the mouth as well as t ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. can check throat: New throat symptoms like those can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or f ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Yes I do, but: They are just ideas. See your physician who can tell you for sure and how to make you feel better.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Mucous in tonsil cry: most likely this is dried mucous in the tonil crypts. Gargling with water may help. If it does not hurt, it is probably not infected. Check with your ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
20 years experience Dermatology
Infection: A bacterial infection of viral infection can cause these symptoms. See your doctor who may collect a throat culture and give you oral antibiotics or a ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Tonsillitis: The most common cause would be a viral throat infection which usually runs its course in several days without specific treatment except gargling with ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Lingual Papillitis: Caused by inflammation of small fungiform papillae on the tip of the tongue that contain taste buds. Very common and some causes are: local irritation ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See ENT doc: May be abnormal. See ENT doc for exam.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose the white spots in your tonsils. Many peoples have crevices in their tonsils which are called crypts. Bacteria, food, dead c ... Read More

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