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Had sex-Balanitis on penis head, non painful white spots on tonsils won't go away, red spots look like molluscum base of penis. 3.5 weeks total. HIV?

Had sex-Balanitis on penis head, non painful white spots on tonsils won't go away, red spots look like molluscum base of penis. 3.5 weeks total. HIV?

Get examined: None of this suggests any STD, unless you have molluscum contagiosum. If you do, maybe from some other exposure; 3.5 weeks probably is too soon. The chance of HIV is low and your symptoms don't suggest it. But since you're worried, and have possible MC, you need to see a doctor or clinic for personal exam and STD/HIV testing. You'll never get final answers online or by self testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils means?

White spots on tonsils means?

Infection/mucous: Could be an infection, especiaaly if there is pain or discomfort, or it could be mucous in the tonsil crfypts. Best to see your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils no pain?

White spots on tonsils no pain?

Tonsils: The are likely tonsilliths, these are food particles that become lodged in the tonsil. Often times gargling after eating will keep this from happening. ...Read more

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What are white spots on tonsils?

What are white spots on tonsils?

White spots on tonsi: Commenest cause of white spots on the tonsills is streptocaccal infection. But it can be caused by infectious mono nucleosis, some time white food particles may be stuck in the tonsillar crypts. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils won't go away?

White spots on tonsils won't go away?

White spots persisti: You should see your doctor as it may be mononucleosis, strep tonsillitis, or sme white food stuck in the tonsilla crypts or thrush infection. ...Read more

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How long will white spots on tonsils last?

How long will white spots on tonsils last?

Depends: What you are describing are tonsil stones or tonsilloliths. These are usually associated with bad breath among other things (pain/difficulty swallowing, metallic taste, coughing, ear ache, swollen tonsils). The cause is not clear, but it is thought that food and bacteria tend to collect in little crypts on the tonsil leading to residual calcium deposits or stones. See your doc to be sure ...Read more

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Coughing at night, white spots on tonsils, no pain, what could it be?

Coughing at night, white spots on tonsils, no pain, what could it be?

Many causes: There are many possible causes of coughing at night, and if this persists you should see your doctor for an evaluation. Tonsilitis, oral thrush, bronchitis, allergies are all possible. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils not strep?

Tonsillar concretion: Food debris can collect in the crypts of the tonsils. These pellets can really smell bad. ...Read more

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What is it called when someone has white spots on tonsils?

White spots on tonsi: Commenest cause of white spots on the tonsills is streptocaccal infection. But it can be caused by infectious mono nucleosis, some time white food particles may be stuck in the tonsillar crypts. ...Read more

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If white spots on tonsils do not go away with amoxicillin, could it be something other than strep?

If white spots on tonsils do not go away with amoxicillin, could it be something other than strep?

Not likely strep: This doesn't sound like strep. Unless you have fever, new sore throat and positive culture, antibiotics are usually avoided. Instead, it may be chronic tonsillitis as others have suggested. Try gargling with baking soda and salt dissolved in water. If the spots persist, seek the care of a local ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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Large white spots on tonsils, large and painful lumps all over them. Tonsils are extremely swollen. Strep test came back negative.

Large white spots on tonsils, large and painful lumps all over them. Tonsils are extremely swollen. Strep test came back negative.

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT re tonsillectomy. The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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Group C Strep, 8 days of amoxicillin and still some small remnants of white spots on tonsils. Is this normal? What should I do? Thanks

Group C Strep, 8 days of amoxicillin and still some small remnants of white spots on tonsils. Is this normal? What should I do? Thanks

Group C strept: This type of infection requires prolonged antibiotic treatment. Ten days of oral therapy or one injection of intramuscular benzathine penicillin is the treatment of choice. Always seek the advice of your own physician regarding any medical questions or conditions. ...Read more

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Have had cold approx 1 mth. Strep test from 10/15 neg. No pain some burning, white spots on tonsils have turned into red sores. What to do now?

Have had cold approx 1 mth. Strep test from 10/15 neg. No pain some burning, white spots on tonsils have turned into red sores. What to do now?

Needs follow up: You have changes in your condition and it is two weeks since you saw your doctor. Make a follow up visit to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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Can white spots on tonsils be caused by a std?

Can white spots on tonsils be caused by a std?

STDs: Syphilis and gonorrhea can both present in this manner, along with other potentially serious stds. Would need far more info to try and answer your question in further detail. My suggestion is that if you feel you were exposed to an std go and see a doctor, be examined and tested thoroughly. Good luck. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils no fever and not feeling sick had a strep test done two weeks ago and it came back negative?

White spots on tonsils no fever and not feeling sick had a strep test done two weeks ago and it came back negative?

Stones: May have tonsillar "stones" which are deposits in tonsillar crypts which have been previously inflamed. If you have no symptoms, don't worry about it. You should be fine. If this is causing anxiety, then see a doctor. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils. Amox 3 days no improvement. Scraped with qtip. Removed what appeared to be food. Some pain is gone. Keep doing this? No fever.

Tonsillolith: If the white material on your tonsil was solid, it wasn't active pus, but was a tonsillolith or tonsil stone. They are common and can cause sore throat. You can express or scrape them off. Better to gargle regularly to get them off. Some people ultimately get their tonsils out, but that's only if the pain persists and the tonsil stones don't get any better. ...Read more

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Strange white patch at back of throat and white spots on tonsils?

Strange white patch at back of throat and white spots on tonsils?

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

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Old tooth filling fell out. Went to dentist, removed the nerve & put in temp filling. Need extraction. 14 days later: white spots on tonsils. Related?

Old tooth filling fell out. Went to dentist, removed the nerve & put in temp filling. Need extraction. 14 days later: white spots on tonsils. Related?

Maybe Tonsil stones: Aka tonsilliths are calcified materials that form in the crevices of the tonsils, composed mainly of calcium, some phosphorus and ammonia(hence the odor--halitosis). The true cause of this nuisance is unknown, but likely from some bacteria and it is often considered harmless. Not likely related to your dental work. If u r concerned/bothered by it, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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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.

Candidiasis?: White spots coating anywhere in the mouth, including tonsils, is a typical symptom of oral candidiasis or oral thrush. If it’s oral thrush, white spots on tonsils are due to a fungal infection.
Rec.: see ENT for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Swollen tonsils (white spots on tonsils), fever my doctor told me that if I get it again I will need them out, They have become excruciating pain ER?

Swollen tonsils (white spots on tonsils), fever my doctor told me that if I get it again I will need them out, They have become excruciating pain ER?

ER should check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or an abscess. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome (as in this case), recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly. A couple days of throat lozenges and acetaminophen might lessen typical minor pain. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils, strep throat or tonsilitis?

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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Two white spots on tonsils and a sore throat?

Two white spots on tonsils and a sore throat?

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

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Dry mouth and white spots on tonsils. Throat culture negative. What could it be?

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

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