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Sore throat with white spots on my tonsils. Went to the clinic and tested negative for mono and strep. Was given penicillin but the sore throats back?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: Virus

If you were negative for strep, you didn't need penicillin.
If it's back, it's because it was probably a virus. Or you you were re-exposed to another agent. Depends on timing.

In brief: Virus

If you were negative for strep, you didn't need penicillin.
If it's back, it's because it was probably a virus. Or you you were re-exposed to another agent. Depends on timing.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: Viral Illness

Penicillin is not going to helpa viral disease which the tests indicate you have.
The diagnosis appears iffy.It depends upon other factors.You can message if more info helps.But it sounds like a bit more time is needed.

In brief: Viral Illness

Penicillin is not going to helpa viral disease which the tests indicate you have.
The diagnosis appears iffy.It depends upon other factors.You can message if more info helps.But it sounds like a bit more time is needed.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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