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I have a sore throat, fever, and white patches on my tonsils. My throat culture came back as group b strep. How does one treat group b strep?

I have a sore throat, fever, and white patches on my tonsils. My throat culture came back as group b strep. How does one treat group b strep?

Not an issue for: Self treatment. Please consult your doctor for a prescription. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/groupbstrep/index.html. ...Read more

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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more

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Step and mono came back negative.I had sore throat with white patches on one of my tonsils and now there on both should I get a 2nd round of test done?

Step and mono came back negative.I had sore throat with white patches on one of my tonsils and now there on both should I get a 2nd round of test done?

TonsIlitis: Tonsillitis can have different etiologies including viral, bacterial or fungal, depending on your overall health and other risk factors. You need to see a doctor for exam and throat cultures ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Once
Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
Once
Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
Once
Avoid spicy or acidic foods
Once
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I had a tonsillectomy 3 yrs ago. Now I have sore throat, headache, low fever and white patches where tonsils were and a few red spots. Is this strep?

I had a tonsillectomy 3 yrs ago. Now I have sore throat,  headache,  low fever and white patches where tonsils were and a few red spots. Is this strep?

Viral or strep: This could be a viral or strep infection. Have a rapid screening throat culture for strep where you will get an answer within 15 to 30 minutes. If the test is negative and symptoms persist a more accurate routine throat culture can be done with results in 1 to 2 days. ...Read more

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For 3 days I have had a sore throat with white patches. at first it was only on one of my tonsils. Now its on both. And red and raises bumps.No fever?

For 3 days I have had a sore throat with white patches. at first it was only on one of my tonsils.  Now its on both. And red and raises bumps.No fever?

TonsIlitis: Tonsillitis can have different etiologies including viral, bacterial or fungal, depending on your overall health and other risk factors. You need to see a doctor for exam and throat cultures ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Daily
Gargle with salt water
Daily
See your doctor if you have a fever over 101.5F or can't swallow
Once
See your doc if you can't open your mouth well or turn your neck well
Once
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I have a cough, swollen tonsils, white patches on back of tongue near tonsils. neg. strep test after sore throat 3 wks ago, took penicillin. ?

I have a cough, swollen tonsils, white patches on back of tongue near tonsils. neg. strep test after sore throat 3 wks ago, took penicillin. ?

Sounds Viral: White patches on tonsills are often a sign of bacterial infection HOWEVER they can occur with viral infections and they can simply be CHRONIC ! Infectious Mono is also a possibility.A simple blood test ( White Count, Heterophile antibodies) may be helpful! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Have a sore throat more than two weeks, its hard to swallow and breathe, have red and white patches at the back of my mouth, but have no tonsils?

Candida: Thiis could be an oral candida or thrush infection. If you have used antibiotics, or a steroid inhaler recently, this could be the cause. It is important that you see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Gargle with salt water
Daily
Take ibuprofen
3x day
Drink cool fluids
5x day
See your doctor
Once
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I have white patches on my tonsils, fever, stomach pain and fatigue. My doctor said tonsillitis but I have no sore throat. Could this be a bad sign?

I have white patches on my tonsils, fever, stomach pain and fatigue. My doctor said tonsillitis but I have no sore throat. Could this be a bad sign?

Cannot diagnose: Your examining physician is in the best position to diagnose this and deal with it. Have you been checked for mononucleosis? Are you being treated? Doubt this is a "bad sign", assuming you are afraid of cancer or something else serious. Good luck. ...Read more

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Throat Pain (Definition)

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