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A 27-year-old female asked:

I have a persistent cough with white patches on one side of my hard palate right in front on my tonsils but not on them as well as a sore throat. ?

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Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Consistent: ..with viral upper respiratory infection assuming this has been going on for less than a week and you are otherwise well. This may be associated with mild fever that responds to Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Nsaids, sore throat, congestion, intestinal discomfort, fatigue and aches and pains. The white patches represent local immune response. Seek help if no improvement in 7 days. Get adequate rest and hydration.

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Last updated Apr 8, 2015

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