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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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I have red tonsils and throat for a month with no pain, cough, sputum or white spots on them. I put cotton on them and i saw blood and pus on it. Why?

I have red tonsils and throat for a month with no pain, cough, sputum or white spots on them. I put cotton on them and i saw blood and pus on it. Why?

Red tonsils: The redness is a sign of inflammation. Tonsils are a lymph gland that can swell with any type of infection. They trap dead/dying white blood cells. The blood is likely from the raw surface due to swelling - and the pus is likely from a low grade viral infection you have. Are you running a fever? I would monitor it for several days. If it continues you should see a doctor. ...Read more