A 18-year-old male asked:
Hello i have a soar throat on one side i'm 18 years old i do not smoke or drink. i noticed there is a white patch where my tonsils used to be. worried?
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Pharyngitis: It sounds like you may have pharyngitis or possibly retained food debris. Gargle with salt water for 1-2 days, if the symptoms do not resolve, you will need to consult your doctor for possible antibiotics or further investigation of your symptoms.
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