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A 22-year-old female asked:

I have white spots in my throat,it's a little sore,but no fever and it's not strep but my nose is very runny and i'm sneezing.should i see a doctor?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Worse: if your throat becomes more sore or if you get a fever or the spots become more prominent then see your healthcare provider
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes: There are rapid strep tests that can be done in the office to make sure you do not have strep throat. It may not be strep throat but a culture of the throat would tell one way or the other.
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Your symptoms: at the present time suggest viral upper respiratory tract infection. You probably will be able to handle it with the otc medications doing symptomatic treatment including salt water gargle. But if situation changes such as developing fever, severe sore throat then see your doctor you need rapid strep throat test , throat culture and antibiotic.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2015

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