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I am experiencing sore throat, throat swelling and swollen tonsils. Was wondering what this could possible be, can provide pictures.

Dr. can check throat. New throat pain can be from a 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 the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can lessen pain. Read more...
Virtual consult. Would be the way to go if you want to provide pictures and have a virtual physician encounter, can't be done over-here unfortunately. Given your description, you may be having pharyngitis (tonsillitis), for whatever reason, viral or bacterial, and you may need Rx medicines, for now use salt water gargles, rest, fluids, pain killers, till you manage to see a doctor, best wishes. Read more...

Swollen tonsils, sore throat, yellow spots on tonsils, sore on tonsil.?

Sore Throat. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. Read more...