Can a tiny white spot behind the tonsil indicate a strep throat?
A white spot behind tonsil.
A single white spot behind or upon the tonsil doesn't indicate strep throat.
It can be a canker sore if painful. It can be due to a viral or allergic cause. If there is no sore throat, fever or pain while swallowing then it's unlikely to be a bacterial infection requiring antibiotics.
Tonsilloliths or tonsil stones calcifications can also present as such that form in the crypts of tonsils. They need to be visualized to assess accordingly. For the time being saline gargles should be resorted to for symptomatic relief.
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Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil,
General & Family Physician
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