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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 answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

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.

Answered Dec 24, 2015

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