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Hi, I deveoped a big white patch on my left

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Dr. Parth Goswami

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Posted on Fri, 29 Mar 2019 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Hi, I deveoped a big white patch on my left tonsil and whitr streaks on my right. i started with antibiotic and antifungal medicines. My left side patch is cured though a few streaks are still there. On my right side, all of them are joined together and now entire tonsil is covered in white. there is difficulty in swallowing as well. Kindly suggest what to do
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Answered by Dr. Parth Goswami 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Investigate with throat swab culture and CBC for further work up.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome to the 'Ask A Doctor service'.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advise.

It can be membranous tonisilitis like condition.
For that you need to investigate with throat swab culture.
According to culture report specific antibiotic course prescribed.

The diphtheria, XXXXXXX angina, bacterial infection are some of cause of white patch over tonsil.

So you have to do further work up in form of throat swab culture and CBC.
You can revert back with reports.
You should consult nearby otorhinolaryngologist for detailed evaluation.
Meanwhile do salt water gargle and avoid excess spicy foods.
Hope I have answered your question.
Let me know if you have further questions.

Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Parth Goswami 9 minutes later
What is CBC
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Answered by Dr. Parth Goswami 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Complete blood count report.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome back.

The CBC means complete blood count report.
If acute infection present than it will show high total WBC count and high neutrophils.

Hope I have answered your question.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards
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