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A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shontae Buffington
16 years experience Pediatrics
See your doctor: Fever, rash (typically sandpaper like), headache, vomiting and sore throat may be an indication that your daughter has strep throat. It's caused by ... Read More
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Dr. Yasmin Nibbe
19 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Rash and fever: Depending on your child's status of immunization, this could be many things. You should call your pediatrician's office immediately for an appointmen ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Candidiasis ?: White spots coating anywhere in the mouth, including tonsils, is a typical symptom of oral candidiasis or oral thrush. If it’s oral thrush, white spot ... Read More
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
See ENT: you need to have a diagnosis so you can be treated properly. See an ENT for an evaluation
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Modified Centor scor: No one can look at you w/100% confidence & determine whether or not you have strep throat. That's where rapid strep test or throat culture comes i ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Tiny white spots: Probably not tonsil stones. However, any white lesions in the mouth/throat of longer than 2 weeks duration should be investigated. If white spots on ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly strep: Sometimes on the back of the mouth-- on the tonsils especially --one can colonize strep which doesn't have a nice smell to be sure but certainly thrus ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Check with your Dr.: You should consider having this evaluated. Could be a sign of candidiasis or some other disorder. You may have to have your throat swabbed and check ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Tonsoliths: The etiology of these is bacteria becoming trapping in the tonsils themselves. Sometimes they harder and other times they just sit there. If they do ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Dental visit: I suggest an evaluation by a dentist to determine what it is and if it needs treatment.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Infection/mucous: Could be an infection, especiaaly if there is pain or discomfort, or it could be mucous in the tonsil crfypts. Best to see your otolaryngologist.
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Dr. Peter Selz
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsils: The are likely tonsilliths, these are food particles that become lodged in the tonsil. Often times gargling after eating will keep this from happening ... Read More
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