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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Moderate sore throat that is red, feel very bad & moderate headache. No fever or swollen nodes. No white spots on throat. Could it be strep?

Dr. Martin Raff
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Moderate sore throat that is red, feel very bad & moderate headache. No fever or swollen nodes. No white spots on throat. Could it be strep?

Possible: There is no way to tell whether this is strep without an exam and throat swab for testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Prem Gulati
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
42 years in practice
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White spots i'm throat from strep turning reddish orange. Good or bad?

Dr. Prem Gulati
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
42 years in practice
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White spots i'm throat from strep turning reddish orange. Good or bad?

Good: White spots changing color is sing of healing. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Fred McCurdy
Board Certified, Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
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I'm on Ciprofloxacin for a UTI, now I see white spots on my throat...maybe strep, would this cover strep too or do I need to be on different meds?

Dr. Fred McCurdy
Board Certified, Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
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I'm on Ciprofloxacin for a UTI, now I see white spots on my throat...maybe strep, would this cover strep too or do I need to be on different meds?

Cipro and Strept: This should take care of strept. If these spots persist, see you doctor and search for another cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Georgia Latham
Board Certified, Family Medicine
30 years in practice
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Hey, I never really smoked before but yesterday I had a few and now I have some white spots on my throat. strep throat? Mononucleosis? Infection?

Dr. Georgia Latham
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Hey, I never really smoked before but yesterday I had a few and now I have some white spots on my throat. strep throat? Mononucleosis? Infection?

Likely an infection: Most sore throats are caused by viruses and do not require antibiotics. Rest. Drink lots of fluids. Gargle with warm salt water 4 x/day. Take Tylenol up to 4 times/day if you have a fever or feel uncomfortable. If your symptoms do not improve in 4-5 days you should have a strep test. If strep throat is not treated with antibiotics, it can lead to serious consequences. DON'T SMOKE! ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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Oral sex and then next day white spots on throat. I went to the doctor and got (shot/azithromycin tablets) strep, ghono, chlamydia neg. Bacteri infec?

Dr. Robert Killian
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Oral sex and then next day white spots on throat. I went to the doctor and got (shot/azithromycin tablets) strep, ghono, chlamydia neg. Bacteri infec?

Tested too Soon: I am sorry but there is no test that would pick up gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, or HIV the day after a sexual exposure. ...Read more

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Dr. Roseller B. Tapangan
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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I have these white spots in my throat i, tpok a strep test and a mono tezt both came out negative I am really scared and worried, please help me?

Dr. Roseller B. Tapangan
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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I have these white spots in my throat i, tpok a strep test and a mono tezt both came out negative I am really scared and worried, please help me?

Viral tonsillitis !: Most of the time, > 85 % of the time , it is a viral to tonsillopharyngitis... Looks scary and gross but heals without treatment! lots of saline gargle and TLC goes a long way ! if your feeling better , i would not worry much. Regards! ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Can thrush leave white spots on back of your throat like strep throat?

Dr. Al Hegab
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Can thrush leave white spots on back of your throat like strep throat?

Maybe: mainly the white spots are on the inside of the cheeks, but can be on the throat too, strep throat is different in that the spots are round and smaller, thrush is rather flakes, besides the soreness with strep throat ...Read more

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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I have these, white spots, in my throat took test for strep and mono thet both came out negative im feelibg tiredtired scared whst else can it be :/?

Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
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I have these, white spots, in my throat took test for strep and mono thet both came out negative im feelibg tiredtired scared whst else can it be :/?

Represents: There are many bacteria and viruses that can be responsible for this. From your tests we know it is not strep or mono. An excellent otc therapy you can get is silver shield from the health food store. There is no bacteria resistant to silver and this high tech form shuts down all active viruses very quickly. Take 1 tsp gargle, swish and swallow four times daily until problem clerared. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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White spots on tonsils, strep throat or tonsilitis?

Dr. Bernstein Joel
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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White spots on tonsils, strep throat or tonsilitis?

Could be: White spots on the tonsils could be food particles. The only way to be sure of strep throat is a throat culture. Tonsillitis is a specific diagnosis made by a physician when the tonsils in the throat are red and enlarged and painful. Strep throat does not necessarily indicate tonsil involvement. Obviously you need an objective diagnosis by a specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Shackelford
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
21 years in practice
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I have had a sore throat for the past three days with no other symptoms. There are no white spots or signs of strep throat. What should I do?

Dr. Karen Shackelford
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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I have had a sore throat for the past three days with no other symptoms. There are no white spots or signs of strep throat. What should I do?

Comfort measures: Your sore throat, if unaccompanied by a fever or pus at the ite, is likely a mild viral pharyngitis. Argyle with warm salt water, take Motrin for inflammation, and immediately see your doctor if you develop fever or difficulty swallowing, drooling, or increased pain. ...Read more

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