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A 20-year-old female asked:

Sore throat with white spots on my tonsils. went to the clinic and tested negative for mono and strep. was given penicillin but the sore throats back?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Virus: If you were negative for strep, you didn't need penicillin. If it's back, it's because it was probably a virus. Or you you were re-exposed to another agent. Depends on timing.
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