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Sore throat on and off. Have fever and muscle ache, spots on tonsil. Worry?

Hi! I have had this sore throat going off and on since my cold in October, two months ago. I always get white spots on my tonsils but this time I ve had a slight fever and my muscles ache all over and I have very few white spots except this huge one on the top of my left tonsil and I can also see a redish black spot but what is weird is that my throat does not hurt when I swallow . I m really worried and don t quite know what to do! Thanks!
Asked On : Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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Emergency Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi Emmareaallard,
Thanks for writing your query.

It seems you are having Tonsillitis. Sore throat along with white spots on tonsills and fever are due to the infection of the tonsills.

You should get following investigations ;-
1. Complete Blood Count (CBC)
2. Throat swab culture

In addition you should get yourself examined by an ENT specialist.

You can take paracetamol 500 mg thrice a day if you are having fever. This will also help in relieving bodyache. Antibiotic can be added according to the reports.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Fri, 28 Dec 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Mayank Bhargava's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
You are most likely suffering from acute persisting tonsillitis along with generalized malaise.
Presence of persisting sore throat along with white pus spots on tonsils suggest the diagnosis.
You should consult with internal medicine specialist and should go for thorough check up.
You should also go for throat swab culture & sensitivity.
You should take complete antibiotic course, decongestants, and throat soothing medicines.
You should also avoid oily food, cold drinks, sour and curd.
You should also perform gargles with lukewarm water along with pinch of salt.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Fri, 28 Dec 2012
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