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A 23-year-old female asked:

One side of my throat is swollen and has white puss looking pockets. i do not have my tonsils, no fever, and very little pain. what could it be?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Dr. can check throat: Throat symptoms can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. One usually sees her doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Regardless of whether there are tonsils are not, the same germs can start infections.

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Last updated Mar 6, 2019

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