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A 29-year-old female asked:

There is white stuff on my tonsils..suspected tonsillitis as its painful to swallow..there is also some black stuff there. should i be worried about the black? i am a smoker

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Throat culture: A throat culture will help your physician in deciding which antibiotic is indicated based on the bacteria grown. Strep A is a common cause and if you are concerned regarding malignancy, samples may be sent to the Pathology lab. In the meantime, monitor for fever, drink soothing liquids and rest until seen.
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