sore throat with white patches on tonsils

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

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

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self treatment. Please consult your doctor for a prescription. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/groupbstrep/index.html
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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?

Viral or strep

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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.
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Dr. Mary Bergum answered:

I have a severe sore throat for 48 hours, painful swallowing and white patches on tonsil and back of throat.

Strep

Could be strep throat. See your doctor!
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu answered:

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

Possible IM

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Infectious mononucleiosis can present as pharryngitis . Have you evaluate and check your spleen. If enlarged and dx confirmed avoid contact sports
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Dr. Otto J. Placik answered:

I have swollen glands in my neck, a sore throat, ears ache and my tonsils areinflamed and covered in white patches. Is this strep throat?

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Yes it may be strep throat. See your physician or health center for a throat culture.
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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.
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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?

This may be strep throat

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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.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

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

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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
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Dr. Joel Teig answered:

I have a sore throat and ear ache for 2.5 weeks. Yellow mucous and yellow patches on tonsils. Red swollen throat, painful swallowing and talking.

Tonsilits

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Kitten - Of course without examining you I cannot be completely sure, but your symptoms are common with tonsillitis. Do yourself a favor and contact your physician. The correct antibiotics are important to prevent future problems.
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Dr. Cornelia Franz answered:

Strep? Moderate cold, severe headache & sore throat for a week. Cold & headache improving, throat worse than ever. No fever.yellow patches on tonsils.

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It is easy to get a strep test and important to rule out as strep is an illness needing antibiotics. Flu cn also have similar symptoms...and it is not uncommon to have both flu and strep together. Yes- go and get a strep test. Strep can present with two or more of the following symptoms: headache, sore throat, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, nausea, and stomach ache..
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