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Sore throat with swollen tonsil on r side. lg white pustule with smaller ones on tonsil and red spots around it. dry cough no fever. viral or bacteria?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Viral probably: Bacterial infection is more likely if you have pustules, fever, tender lymph nodes and no cough. In your case because you have no fever and a cough it is more likely to be viral.

Answered 7/29/2019

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