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A 19-year-old female asked:

At the back of my throat on one of my tonsils it is red and inflamed on the left side it also hurts to swallow and has a white/yellow spot on it?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Tonsil inflammation: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see Dr & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. May be viral.
Last updated Oct 19, 2015

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