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A 26-year-old male asked:

I have sore throat, small white patches on left tonsil (stinky), but no fever or anything else...tonsillitis? what is it? help

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Tonsillitis: Tge white patches on enlarges tonsils are called exudates which are trapped food inside tonsillar crypts. You should get a strep test at your doctor's office ir an urgent care to make sure you don't an antibiotic. If negative, just use symptomatic treatment with ibuprofen lozenges and better oral hygiene.
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Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Can be Tonsillitis: Please get examined. Can call Health tap; video consult with the doctor will help you. Try Advil (ibuprofen) to help with sore throat, Gargle with salt and warm water. If this is Infection, you will need Antibiotic Treatment. You can also go to your doctor's office so that Throat swab can be taken for proper diagnosis.
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Last updated May 17, 2015


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