Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
194 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What could black spots on tonsils during flu suggest?

Five days ago I came down with sore throat, congestion in sinuses and lungs. There was a lot of mucus. I felt it was the flu because of the sickness I felt all over. Now the sore throat has subsided but, I found a black spot in the back of my throat over my left tonsil. Is this normal and will it go away?
Thu, 5 Dec 2019
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

The symptoms seem to be related to tonsillitis. I recommend using an antibacterial throat spray for local applications. I also suggest gargling with saltwater.

I suggest to di a throat swab test to check for the presence of a bacterial infection which should be treated with antibiotics.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Hi, I am 35 yrs old, 168cm tall, 55kg and generally have no health issues except the usual flu every year. The only medication I have taken in the...

Recent questions on  Influenza

doctor1 MD

I contracted the flu on December 28, fever,chills,headache,bad cough with lots of greenish phlegm. It took almost 2 full weeks and a prescription...

doctor1 MD

I began to experience the symptoms of a cold or the flu. It came on very quickly within a few hours I went from feeling dizzy and light-headed to...

doctor1 MD

I have a bad/cold flu for the last few days and I am scheduled to have rhinoplasty a week from tommrorow. I also am taking cipro for a urinary...

doctor1 MD

I have a dose of the flu, and I am taking venlafaxine for depression. Dizziness and faintness really bad today.I thought I was feeling better last...

doctor1 MD

Started fever 11 days ago. Nodes in 2 areas of neck swollen but better. Left arm near elbow broken out and itches. My right entire side of back is...

doctor1 MD

Hi, My daughter has having fever and cough few days ago. She prescibed with MoX and levolin , after that she was ok for 4 days and went to...

doctor1 MD

My sister since Friday has been coughing, sneezing ,headache and since last night now throwing up and nose bleeds. Should I take her to an urgent...