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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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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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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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I have a persistent cough with white patches on one side of my hard palate right in front on my tonsils but not on them as well as a sore throat. ?

I have a persistent cough with white patches on one side of my hard palate right in front on my tonsils but not on them as well as a sore throat.  ?

Consistent: ..with viral upper respiratory infection assuming this has been going on for less than a week and you are otherwise well. This may be associated with mild fever that responds to Tylenol or Nsaids, sore throat, congestion, intestinal discomfort, fatigue and aches and pains. The white patches represent local immune response. Seek help if no improvement in 7 days. Get adequate rest and hydration. ...Read more

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White patches and spots on throat, swollen tonsils, sore throat, strep test neg?

White patches and spots on throat, swollen tonsils, sore throat, strep test neg?

Possible IM : Infectious mononucleiosis can present as pharryngitis . Have you evaluate and check your spleen. If enlarged and DX confirmed avoid contact sports. ...Read more

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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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2 days of sore throat.Very painful, but can swallow.Don't think I have fever?Swollen tonsils with tiny bumps.No white patches.Are tiny bumps normal?

2 days of sore throat.Very painful, but can swallow.Don't think I have fever?Swollen tonsils with tiny bumps.No white patches.Are tiny bumps normal?

This may be strep throat: It sounds like you should go to your provider and get your throat swabs to rule out strap throat. If you have "strep" it's important to take a seven day course of penicillin or amoxicillin. You will feel better quickly and you won't be contagious. If you just have a virus, plan on saltwater gargle, tylenol or Ibuprofen for pain and fever, and feeling crumby for 5-10 days. ...Read more

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