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White spots on tonsils, strep throat or tonsilitis?
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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