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Have what looks like a blister with a white center where one tonsil used to be. Sore throat and nephew had strep about a week ago, could I have strep?

Yes. you could have Strep throat but the only way to tell is to be examined and have testing done. This is not an Emergency so you can wait to be seen until the morning. Use symptomatic therapy with tylenol, (acetaminophen) throat lozenges and lots of fluids in the mean time. Read more...
It's possible. Generally with "classic" strep throat the tonsils are red, have pus on them, but it sounds like you had your tonsils removed? You could still get a strep infection, just not strep tonsillitis. The only way to really know is to get a simple strep test - takes about 5 min to do. See your MD or go to an urgent care (NOT the ER!) There's no home remedy for strep, so if it's positive you need meds! Read more...

Is it normal to have pus pockets on your tonsils when u have a regular sore throat? I've had this 7 days and all my tests for strep are neg.

Possible. A negative strept test means that the infection is presumed to be due to a virus. You may see pus pockets on tonsils in infections due other than streptococcus. However, you should be seeing improvement in the next few days, else, consider seeing your PCP. Read more...
Yes. Yes. Common. If you still are having symptoms, I would recommend evaluation by an ENT doc. Read more...

White patches and spots on throat, swollen tonsils, sore throat, strep test neg?

Possible IM . Infectious mononucleiosis can present as pharryngitis . Have you evaluate and check your spleen. If enlarged and DX confirmed avoid contact sports. Read more...

Very sore throat with white buildup on tonsils. Neg strep test @ urgent care. Completed ZPak but there's still some white buildup on tonsils 2 weeks later (now w/ some redness too - but no pain). HPV+, left tonsil larger than right. What could it be?

Varies. The more common cause of sore throats include a number of viruses.This includes the EB virus known to cause mono and a number of adenoviruses.These would be strep negative and unresponsive to any antibiotic.Some difference in tonsillar size is common.When the tonsil is truly massive it could be hiding a staph or other abscess. Read more...