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A 16-year-old female asked:

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
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
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.

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Last updated Apr 5, 2015

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