A member 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 answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

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.

Answered 10/1/2019

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