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i have a sore throat, are the white spots in my throat infection?

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Get a swab taken: Most sore throats are caused by viruses and therefore antibiotics do not alter the cause of the infection. However you can get a secondary bacterial infection when your immune system is lowered and therefore it is wise to see your GP so that a swab can be taken and sent to the lab (especially if your symptoms are worsening rather than improving). White spots could possibly indicate a strep throat.
Answered on Sep 30, 2016

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Yes: But more likely due to strep. No way to tell without seeing the spots and/or obtaining tests.
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