I've had sore throat for 5 days and white spots on minimally swollen tonsils. Also have cough, sore lungs, and runny nose. Virus? Strep? Bronchitis?
Sore throat. All of these symptoms can be related to a common virus. For the moment it is advisable to use tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for the pain and drink cold fluids including ice slurry drinks to soothe the throat. When your secretions change color you need an antibiotic as the virus infection will turn into a bacterial one with time. Hope you are feeling better. Good luck!
Does it Matter? You are ill and not getting better. Go see your doctor today.
I have a sore throat, cough that hurts my chest. And I seen ONE yellow spot on my right tonsil. No fever that ive noticed. Could it be strep?
Hard to guess. Throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees a doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to see about antibiotics). Lots of coughing makes it less likely to be strep throat. Doctor can evaluate. Read more...
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...