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What could cause two little spots and red tonsils?

What could cause two little spots and red tonsils?

Strep throat or mono: It could be strep tonsilitis or mononucleosis.You need to see your doctor to find out what it is because if it is strep you need to be treated with antibiotics.You need direct examination and culture or spot strep test and if negative may need blood test to rule out mononucleosis.There is a possibility it may be nothing serious. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop sore red tonsils?

What can I do to stop sore red tonsils?

See your physician.: Sore, red tonsils need to be examined by a physician and proper treatment instituted. ...Read more

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I got white spots on my throat, red tonsils, and a hard time swallowing today?

I got white spots on my throat, red tonsils, and a hard time swallowing today?

Strep vs. virus: Many people assume that white spots automatically mean you have a strep throat, but it could also be a viral sore throat. It's important to differentiate, because you don't need an antibiotic if it's viral. Let your doctor do a throat culture. ...Read more

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3yo w/ unilateral redness in Rt. tonsil(37.1 C temp).Pain upon swallowing, clears throat often, refuses to eat/drink. onset today morn. Differentials?

3yo w/ unilateral redness in Rt. tonsil(37.1 C temp).Pain upon swallowing, clears throat often, refuses to eat/drink. onset today morn. Differentials?

Probably traumatic: First thought was the child had something jabbed into their mouth (siblings r common culprits). You mention there was removal of candy from her mouth by a parent. Likely some trauma to the mucosa in the area during this maneuver. Other possibilities would include viral or bacterial infection. I would have her checked out. If no serious injury then short course of steroids may help with swelling. ...Read more

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Red tonsils red gums but no pain no fever nothing had it for a while. Dentist check had gingivitis. Taking peridex. What's goin on?

Unrelated: Gingivitis is inflammation in the gum caused by dental related bacteria. Peridex will decrease bacteria but nothing can completely reverse gingivitis except good oral hygiene, so floss and brush and if you had a good cleaning it should go away. ...Read more

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