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A 20-year-old female asked:

body aches all over to the extreme for last three days. chills and extreme fatigue. just noticed a white thing on my tonsils that is kind of sore?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Strep throat: White spots on tonsils are often a sign of Strep throat, a serious bacterial illness that requires treatment, or heart disease, pneumonia or death can result. A Strep throat killed the famous Beatle John Lennon. Strep infections make you very sick quickly, with chills, fever and body aches. You might NOT have Strep, but because you might , you must be seen immediately.Tonsil abscess also possible.

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Last updated Oct 24, 2015

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