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Having ear ache and sore throat. Noticed small white spot on throat. History of strep throat. Concerned

I ve been having an ear ache, runny nose , cough , and a sore throat that s been irritating me for the last couple of days. I ve noticed today that there is also a small white spot located at the right side of the back of my throat.Any ideas what this could be? I ve also had strep throat before and this does not feel as though I have seeing as I have no difficulties speaking or eating. Thank you for your time.
Tue, 1 Apr 2014
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Hi, you seem to be having acute rhinopharyngitis/tonsilitis and the white spot you are seeing in the throat is most probably a collection of debris in the tonsillar crypt or a pus follicle in the tonsil. Please take steam along with antiseptic gargles. As you are having ear ache also, you should take antibiotics in consultation with an ENT so as to prevent infection in the middle ear. Regards
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