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White Spots On Throat Not Strep
Good: White spots changing color is sing of healing. ...Read more
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 (ciprofloxacin) and Strept: This should take care of strept. If these spots persist, see you doctor and search for another cause. ...Read more
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 (acetaminophen) 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
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
On round 2 of zpack for strep. 2 small white spots on throat otherwise red throat. Not cultured on 2nd trip. Could it be viral?
Viral?: Viral infections are generally self-limited, lasting an average of 3 to 5 days before resolving on their own. Given that you’re on the second round of Z pack, you have been sick presumably for at least five days and probably longer, reducing the chance that this is a simple viral infection. You might need a different choice of antibiotic. ...Read more
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
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
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?
I had a tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy 2 weeks ago & 98% of my scabs are off & tonight I noticed little white spots in my throat. Could it be strep?
See your surgeon: I doubt it is a strep but it could be post op infection see your surgeon ...Read more
Severe sore throat, white spots on tonsils. I'm going to the dr tomorrow but in the meantime I took some Nyquil and it BURNED! Strep?
Sore throat and white spots on tonsils over a week ago. Strep was negative. No more sore throat, but spots are smaller and yellow now. Feels scratchy?
Needs eval for c&s: First on my list is to r/o strep. Initially sounded like strep. Would have been helpful to have culture results from the beginning. I would check with our primary care provider and let him exam you for a better evaluation ...Read more
Hi it seems I have strep (lots of white spots on tonsils, 3+days of sore throat) but today I lost my voice. Any thoughts on what caused that?
See a doctor: White spots on the tonsils could mean strep throat, but not necessarily. It could be a virus, and either one could cuase laryngitis with loss of voice. There are other less common infections as well that could do this. But if strep, you definitely need to know in order to get an antibiotic prescription. See your doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more
White spots on tonsils, doesn't hurt, no bad breath, negative for strep and mono. Swollen neck glands, been treated multiple ways but never went away.
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
My baby 12 months old having fever since two days, on examination found to have white spots on throat, what may be it? Is there anything to get worried
That depends on how: High the fever is & how ill your baby appears. The american academy of pediatrics recommends calling your dr if your baby is older than 6 months w a temp of 103 or higher with sxs like coughing, earaches, fussiness, vomiting, diarrhea, no appetite or marked lethargy. Your baby is a year old. Take care. ...Read more
Tonsillitis: Tonsillitis usually causes fever, sore throat, white exudates /spots on tonsils on exam. Most cases are caused by viruses and resolves on its own and do not require therapy other than symptomatic. If your pain is going away and you do not have fever then most likely you had a viral illness. ...Read more
Body temp 98.8 and sore throat, on Amoxacillin for 4 days. Had white spots on throat, but they have diminished. Am I getting better?
Sharp pain in my head & ears, coldscore, white spots on throat and feel weak neck pain stumuk pain sore throat?
Need evaluation ASAP: Needs evaluation asap for infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
What could possibly cause big bumps on back of tongue and red sore throat. Some white spots on throat. No fever. Same symptoms for over 6 mo or more?
Ent doc: With symptoms present for that duration, see an ENT doc for exam. ...Read more
Had strep was on zpack. Back 2day to dr still have 2white spots on throat. Back on zpack. Is it normal 2 have 2 take 2 doses to clear up?
Needs more time: It always takes at least a few days and sometimes a week or more for strep infection sympotoms to clear up with antibiotics. Give it more time. Take all the drug as directed. (Azithromycin [Z-pack]) is very long lasting; 5 days treatment means it will still be in your system and working for another 7-10 days. ...Read more
My daughter has strep symptoms. Headaches spots on throat very red very painful had fever but tests negative for strep. What else is possible?
Most are viral: The major entry portal for germs to the body is the mouth. Germs that come in on food or contaminated fingers touch the tonsils on their way in & can adhere & begin to grow, producing infection. Most sore throats are various viruses that will self heal over time. The main problem comes in assuring that the kid takes in enough fluid to keep from dehydrating. ...Read more
Rule out fungus: The white patches could represent a fungal infection. If you have been on antibiotics, fungus infection may occur. The fact that the white patches are also in the back of the throat suggests some type of infectious disease. My advice is to see an ENT specialist for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more
Please see Dr.: Anytime you have a sore throat for over 24 hours, it's best to see the doctor and get a strep test. If it's a virus, all that's needed is symptomatic care, but if it's strep, you need an antibiotic. Untreated strep can lead to rheumatic fever, which can cause permanent damage to your heart and other organs. ...Read more
Could oral sex cause tonsillitis? Throat hurt next day and a few days later had white spots on tonsils. No other symptoms (like with herpes)
Mucous deposits?: Dry mouth could be the cause. You did not say whether or not your throat was sore and if not then there should not be any problem with the tonsils. I would be more concerned about the dry mouth and find out the cause. Many common prescription and otc meds can cause it and the condition could increase your risk for cavities and gum disease. ...Read more
Does viral pharyngitis cause the white spots on tonsils and red patches in the back of throat or is that only bacterial?
Sore throat about a week now, feels like my throat is ripping when I yawn, slightly red and irritated, couple white spots on tonsils as of this AM?
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