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My child has a swollen throat and white bumps all over her throat. What infection is this?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Many possibilities

Kids spend a significant amt of time placing all kinds of germs from their fingers around their eyes, mouth, nose & throat.
A large variety of bacteria or viruses start out their happy time infesting a kids throat & tonsils. These symptoms are not specific to one germ & proper evaluation and a culture or rapid test may define the cause.

In brief: Many possibilities

Kids spend a significant amt of time placing all kinds of germs from their fingers around their eyes, mouth, nose & throat.
A large variety of bacteria or viruses start out their happy time infesting a kids throat & tonsils. These symptoms are not specific to one germ & proper evaluation and a culture or rapid test may define the cause.
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