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Swollen tonsils.With. White patches.And blood, throat pain fever body aches n.Coughing up yellowish mucus filled with white specks, been2days. Help?

Swollen tonsils.With. White patches.And blood, throat pain fever body aches n.Coughing up yellowish mucus filled with white specks, been2days. Help?

Rule Out STREP: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...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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I took my son that is 5 to the dr. Had been running a fever for about 24 hours they checked him for strep came back neg dr.Said that his throat looked just like strep well put him on omincef the next night he started breaking out in red patch places on h

I took my son that is 5 to the dr. Had been running a fever for about 24 hours they checked him for strep came back neg dr.Said that his throat looked just like strep well put him on omincef  the next night he started breaking out in red patch places on h

Allergy to omnicef (cefdinir)?: He could be having an allergic reaction to the antibiotics. The other possibility is that the rash is related to a viral infection that also caused the sore throat. Mono (caused by the ebv virus) can cause a rash if certain antibiotics are used. Usually this is seen with Amoxicillin but other antibiotics can cause it. A return visit to his doctor would allow the antibiotic to be changed. ...Read more

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I'm a 21 years old male; I've been with soar throat for a week. Have white patches on my pharynx, not on my tonsils. Had mild fever last night. ?

I'm a 21 years old male; I've been with soar throat for a week. Have  white patches on my pharynx, not on my tonsils. Had mild fever last night. ?

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor. If you're still symptomatic after a week you need to be examined and possibly tested for strep throat. If it's strep & you wait any longer, you're increasing the chances of streptococcal complications which include rheumatic heart disease. It may be as simple as a Rx for penicillin to treat your illness, but w/o being seen by a Dr. there's no way to know. ...Read more

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No fever just soar throat plus white patches on back of tongue along with bumps in back of tongue is it hiv?

No fever just soar throat plus white patches on back of tongue along with bumps in back of tongue is it hiv?

Oral white patches: HIV is a viral infection that decreases immunity and presents by having rare unusual infections. Similar infections are seen in diabetes, lupus and other low immunity diseases. Though there is no pain you could have a bacterial infection or a yeast infection, rarely there are tumors in the mouth that appear as patches,or it could be just dehydration/food. Go to doctor, ...Read more

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How to tell a cold from strep throat? Do you always have a fever with strep? Will there be white patches on throat? I have a cough and sore throat.

How to tell a cold from strep throat? Do you always have a fever with strep? Will there be white patches on throat? I have a cough and sore throat.

See a physician: 26 year old male with sore throat and cough. Most cases of sore throat are viral, whereas strep is a bacterial cause of sore throat. It is hard to tell the difference at home. Even physicians have a difficult time distinguishing between strep and viral infection based on history alone. Please see a primary care physician for a thorough physical exam and also a strep test for a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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My mouth has white patches on it. Could this be strep I have had an sore aching throat Only fever of 99.1. I've also had my tonsils removed. Thanks ?

My mouth has white patches on it. Could this be strep  I have had an sore aching throat Only fever of 99.1.  I've also had my tonsils removed. Thanks ?

Evaluation, needed: You should be seen, in person, since "white patches" can be caused by many types of infection including viruses and fungi as well as strep. In the meantime, you can take acetaminophen (Tylenol) for the fever, gargle with mouthwash or apple cider vinegar and lemon-juice for topical relief and avoid hot and spicy foods. ...Read more

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I have sore throat, small white patches on left tonsil (stinky), but no fever or anything else...tonsillitis? what is it? help

I have sore throat, small white patches on left tonsil (stinky), but no fever or anything else...tonsillitis? what is it? help

Tonsillitis: Tge white patches on enlarges tonsils are called exudates which are trapped food inside tonsillar crypts. You should get a strep test at your doctor's office ir an urgent care to make sure you don't an antibiotic. If negative, just use symptomatic treatment with ibuprofen lozenges and better oral hygiene. ...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 sore throat for a week with red bumps, white patches, no fever and no health insurance. Had tonsillectomy 2 yrs ago. Please help!?

I have a sore throat for a week with red bumps, white patches, no fever and no health insurance. Had tonsillectomy 2 yrs ago. Please help!?

Sore throat: Likely infection but not necessarily strep throat. Gargle with warm salt water as many times a day to soothe the pain. You can buy a supplement with elderberry and echinicea which is shown to help with infection. Get plenty of rest, nutrition and hydration. ...Read more

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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?

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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Had sore throat/fever/white patches on tonsils. Doc prescribed amoxicillin & I felt better (days) just got strep test (not rapid) & no strep. Mistake?

Had sore throat/fever/white patches on tonsils. Doc prescribed amoxicillin & I felt better (days) just got strep test (not rapid) & no strep. Mistake?

Maybe but maybe not: cultures, while better than the rapid tests (and cultures are the gold standard) are still not perfect. Your symptoms were compatible with strep and you got better on amoxicillin. Coincidence? Possibly. At this point, I think it's moot. ...Read more

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Slightly swollen right tonsil 7-8 days. No fever, white patches, or cold symptoms. Painful sore throat days 1-3, now mildly uncomfortable, but worse at night.

Slightly swollen right tonsil 7-8 days. No fever, white patches, or cold symptoms. Painful sore throat days 1-3, now mildly uncomfortable, but worse at night.

Sounds like tonsilli: your description sound like it is viral. suggest warm salt water gargles, and drink a lot of fluids, and suspect it will resolve in a few days. if it persists, or you develop fever or you do get some white patches on the throat/tonsils, then strep needs to be ruled out. there are also other bacteria that can cause a pharyngitis or tonsillitis. ...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 (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for pain and fever, and feeling crumby for 5-10 days. ...Read more

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

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

Could be: 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.. ...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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