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Strep white spots

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Sure it's strep? : It could be a viral infection. Was a culture positive for strep? These are more likely viral symptoms or remotely strep. Certainly not std. Trust y ... Read More
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Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
38 years experience Dentistry
Dont panic: The white spots on your tonsils are consistent with you strep throat which is a bacterial infection of your throat. The patches on your tongue are mo ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
29 years experience Family Medicine
Strept Secrets: Bacterial group a strept infection is often associated with fever, enlarged lymph nodes and the tonsillar "white spots" known as exudates. These are ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Red to purple dots or spots over soft palate and uvula are more reliable sign of strep throat.
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Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
R/O TONSILITIS: You need an exam and throat culture. Blisters tend to be viral ie HSV1 vs HSV2. Other viruses may cause blisters as well. While u are waiting gargle ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes and no: Some of the most painful sore throats are caused by viruses, like the mono virus.And these have no response to antibiotics. Gargle with some salty wat ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shontae Buffington
17 years experience Pediatrics
Needs evaluation: Usually tonsillitis and ear infections "feel better" within 2-3 days and viruses typically don't last more than 10 days. You should return to the doc ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 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
39 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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
42 years experience Periodontics
New antibiotic: Seems like your antibiotics are not working. Call your doctor.

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