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Large white spots on tonsils, large and painful lumps all over them. tonsils are extremely swollen. strep test came back negative.

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Dr. John Feola answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT re tonsillectomy . The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node.

Answered 4/5/2015

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