My throat is swollen and very red. I have a hole in my right tonsil and it has white stuff at the top of the hole in the crease. My throat hurts! ?
Tonsillitis. Please see your health care provider to get some antibiotics and then possibly much later if there is frequent recurrence be considered for tonsillectomy.
I have a sore throat, which is red and my right tonsil is swollen and has a white mark on it. What is this and how can I treat it?
See a doctor. And have your throat cultured or run a rapid strep screen. If this is bacterial (commonly grp a strep) then it can be treated with antibiotics, but will not get better much more rapidly. The major function of antibiotics is to prevent post-streptococcal complications like acute rheumatic fever, but if viral, needs no antibiotics. Read more...