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A 19-year-old female asked:

Swollen tonsils( white spots on tonsils) , fever my doctor told me that if i get it again i will need them out, they have become excruciating pain er?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
ER should check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or an abscess. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome (as in this case), recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly. A couple days of throat lozenges and acetaminophen might lessen typical minor pain.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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