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What do white and red spots in the throat along with sore throat indicate?

So I woke up this morning with a sore throat and I look and I have white spots on my tonsils and red bumps in the back of my throat. I was sick earlier this week but thought I had gotten over it. However in the past 32 hrs I performed oral sex on my boyfriend. So I dont know if that could be the cause. Another incident earlier this year I had same symptoms but I had not performed oral sex in 6 months at that point and when I went to a doctor I was tested for strep throat and it came back negative, she said that it was just a cold and I'll get over it and that the antibiotics I had been put on were not necessary I dont know if it's the same thing or if I should be concerned. Thanks for the help.
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
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Hi,

These are petechiae spots that develop after an episode of pharyngitis.

Continue antibiotics and do warm saline gargles. Nothing much to worry and it will settle by itself soon.

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