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i have strep throat and white patches on tonsils i finished the antibiotics and i still have white patches on tonsils and no pain what is this

A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Dagan
Dr. Tal Dagan answered
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil white patches: It really is important you see your ear nose and throat doctor. The patches on the tonsils may either be a continuation of the strep bacterial infecti ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Knox
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
White Patches Tonsil: The white patches are either fungus or clumps of bacteria. This could be "cryptic tonsillitis". Try gargling with warm salt water, 1 tsp / 16 ounces o ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
38 years experience Pediatrics
Not sure: I'm not sure what you mean about still "seeing" strept. If there is still inflammation, but your child is acting fine and afebrile, just complete the ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
7-10 days: It can take 7-10 days for symptoms to clear entirely, including white patches. Even with a positive strep test, many or most symptoms like this are du ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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NO: Gargle with a warm water solution. You may be seeing some dead tonsillar tissue from the infection.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Tonsils post-infx: It sounds like the infection cleared up ok (azithromycin is not my favorite drug for strep, it works ok), but you have more concern about chronic chan ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
The only way ...: ....To tell for sure is a strep test. Return to your doctor to find out for sure.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
21 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikley: You will get white patches on the tonsils from viral illness, but you can also get food particles in the crypts of your tonsils that appear white. Th ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, it is.: It is possible, but not likely. Amoxicillin generally works well for strep. However, once you are finished with the antibiotic, you are susceptible to ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Can be used together.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
29 years experience Family Medicine
Strep throat : What do you mean exactly? Did you take an antibiotic specifically prescribed to treat your strep? Not all antibiotics work well against strep.

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