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Bacterial infection leading to tonsilitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My son has what appears to be either a patch or small dark purple growth on the left side of his throat. This seems to have come on in the last day or so because the doctor did not spot in when she examined his throat for a bad cold a few weeks ago. Any idea what it could be?
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Is it on the left side of them throat ?
Doctor :   the*
User :   Yes, on the left side. Looks like it could be on the tonsil.
Doctor :   Is there swelling around or on the affected area ?
User :   He has sounded congested for the past few weeks although he no longer had the cough that he had three weeks ago.
User :   there is a little bit of swelling and the rest of his throat his normal in color. He has been sneezing for the past few days. Could he possibly have developed strep?
Doctor :   no , he would be more sick if strep
Doctor :   it could be tonsillitis , the cold he had might be a viral fever which has reduced the local immunity leading to a bacterial infection leading to tonsillitis
User :   Everyone in our family has been complaining of the dry air and the lack of humidity. Could it possibly be a broken blood vessel?
Doctor :   He needs to be examined by a otorhinolaryngologist
Doctor :   No. not a broken blood vessl
Doctor :   it is due o local inflammation reaction
Doctor :   tonsillitis do present commonly like this
User :   My son is 13 years old and otherwise in good health. This could not be any kind of oral cancer could it?
Doctor :   no,
User :   His pediatrician did not have an opening today. Should we go to urgent care this evening because we will not be able to get an appointment with a specialist until next week at best?
Doctor :   a week is more. proceed to ER and get a consultation and examination by the specialist
Doctor :   Are you there ?
User :   Yes. I was just about to write to thank you.
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me,
Doctor :   take care
User :   Take care. So, as a mother, I shouldn't be ready for a stroke worrying about him because tonsillitis is common and treatable, yes?
Doctor :   yes ofcourse
User :   Many thanks, Have a good night.
Doctor :   Kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   bye for now, have good and healthy times ahead
User :   Bye, for now.
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