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A 18-year-old female asked:

Fever &my tonsils are swollen and white dots on them. my wisdom tooth that's comin is hurting alot& side of my gum in mouth has white dots&kills.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: New throat soreness or spots can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away in a day or two (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges can decrease throat pain, for 1-2 days.
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Last updated Sep 14, 2016

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