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A 22-year-old female asked:

How long should i wait before seeing a doctor with tonsillitis? no fever or symptoms other than sore throat and red spots on tonsils.

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Tonsillitis: I was going to say to watch and wait. But the spots on your tonsils worry me enough that i think you should be seen when your clinic next opens.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Spots on tonsils: Spots on tonsils are called an "exudate." exudates are common in many throat infections and have no specific importance in diagnosis. Persistent fever, trouble swallowing and/or pain determine need to be examined. The more intense or longer these persist, the more one needs to see the doctor.

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Last updated Sep 23, 2017

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