A female asked:
Sore throat, doc says not tonsillitis 'yet'. swollen and very dry tonsils. water will not moisten them. every time i swallow i want to gag.
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Dr. Stuart Hickersonanswered
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Swab: Did you get a throat swab? Although tonsillitis can have a typical clinical look it is not a reliable sign. You should get a throat swab to tell if strep or not.
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