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A 24-year-old male asked:

I have a small red spot (looks like a circle) near my tonsils but not on them. had a sore throat a few days ago. no pain on the spot.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Dr. can check throat: Throat symptoms 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, irritants, or stomach acid reflux. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep)

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