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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
20 years experience Family Medicine
Strep: Could be strep throat. See your doctor!
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Aoki
Dr. Jon Aoki answered
42 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See long answer: Not exactly. Tonsillitis actually an infection of the tonsils by bacteria or viruses. White patches in tonsils can be accumulation of food or mucous ... Read More
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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 male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. can check throat: 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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Urgent care: You need a strep test, mono titers. There are urgent care centers in san diego on google search or of you have insurance call the nurse help line. Goo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Throat infection: It is not possible to provide you any relevant response given that you have provided no information not even your age let alone your medical history. ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
32 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe but maybe not: cultures, while better than the rapid tests (and cultures are the gold standard) are still not perfect. Your symptoms were compatible with strep and y ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
Exam needed: You will need exam, throat culture to r/o strep. This may be viral, but is it is strep, you will need Rx. See you DR
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unclear: Could be a sign of infection. Could be a tonsillith. Should get it seen by ent.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Oral lavage.: One day of a painless white patch may be a mucus plug. If there is no redness and no pain, and it is of recent onset, I would gargle with salt water ... Read More

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