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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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Enlarged left tonsil & redness, lasting 8+months, last diag. tonsillitis back in Feb. 3 confirmed bouts in 2013. surface has crater. ENT app. needed?
I've had a persistent sore troat for 6 days with swollen red tonsils. Strep test was neg. No fever and no improvement. What should I do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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