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White spot on swollen tonsil, red spot on soft pallet, doing gargles with warm water. Treatment required?

Two days ago I found a white spot on a swollen tonsil and one red spot on the back of the soft pallet. Yesterday the red spot went away but I still had the one white spot on the tonsil. Today in the morning I had two white spots on the tonsil which is swollen. Now I also have a lot of little red spots on the back of my pallet. I have been doing gargles with warm water and salt. Should I go to the doctor on Monday
Asked On : Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
hi there, your description suggests that you are suffering from follicular tonsillitis and it is a bacterial infection which will require antibiotic treatment. It would be a good idea to visit your physician as soon as possible and in the meanwhile you can continue gargling with warm saline and may use an anti-inflammatory like ibubrufen if you have any pain or fever. Take care.
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