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A 15-year-old female asked:

yesterday i had high fever headache + mild soar throat. today i have high fever + mild soar throat with white spots on tonsils. what sickness is this?

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Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Tonsillitis: Fever (defined as greater than 101.5 F) plus a sore throat and white spots on the tonsils is pretty much the textbook description of tonsillitis. It is possible that this could be viral and so may get better on its own. If you feel it's getting worse, you need to have a medical professional exam you and get a culture to determine if antibiotics are necessary

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