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A 25-year-old female asked:

I woke up with a pretty swollen lymph node only on right side. i just looked with a flashlight and there are white spots/pustules on tonsil. hurts?

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Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Acute tonsillitis : Sounds like an acute bacterial infection of tonsils with enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. You should see a doctor and get a rapid strep test, regular throat culture, and maybe a mono test too. You likely will require antibiotic therapy, and possibly pain medication.
Last updated Nov 28, 2017


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