A member asked:

Very large white spot on tonsil. strep and flu tests negative. had mono 15 years ago. severe sore throat, body aches, chills. why spot if not strep?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

There are debris collections called tonsil stones that sometimes appear on the tonsils. The majority of sore throats are viral including a variety of adeno-viruses, para-influenza virus among others. If it is not strep A antibiotics would not be helpful & you will likely self heal over time. You can consult an ENT about the stone.

Answered May 2, 2020

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