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A 18-year-old female asked:

Tonsils are red as well as back of throat, palate is yellow with red dots. heavily congested with large amount of yellow/palemucus. what could i have?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Tonsillitis: Could be tonsillitis or tonsillopharyngitis. Could be sinusitis if the yellow mucous is coming from your nose or sinuses. If symptoms have been going on for more than a week, you should seek care and possible cultures. You might need antibiotics, but an evaluation of your nose and throat would be necessary to make that determination.
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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Get treatment: It can be many different causes i suggest you see an ENT doctor.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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