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white spots on tonsil/fevers/

  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 14, 2007
  • 11:03 PM

For the last 8 years or so I have had recurring tonsil problems. It seems like it is triggered by stress and lack of sleep. (finals in college, work deadlines, etc.) It starts with a sore throat, then I check my tonsils and sure enough they are beginning to get white spots on them. I then get a bad fever. In the past all I had to do was gargle salt water and that seemed to cure it. That doesn't seem to be working anymore. Every time I take antibiotics it knocks it out very quickly. I had the worst case I have had over the 4th of July where my tonsils were turning black/grey.

Here I am about 1 month later and it is starting up again. I am getting a little annoyed. I am 29 years old, 5'10 155lbs in great health other wise. I do triathlons, workout daily.

Any ideas of what could be causing this? Allergies? Immune problems?

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  • strep throat??Strep causes white patches in the throat and fevers...antibiotics, usually penicillian, is prescribed for strep throat and takes it away.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 15, 2007
    • 04:09 AM
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  • I had that too. it turned out i had mono. once you get mono you always have it the symptom's are triggered when your immune system is weak due to stress and other things. you should go to your doctor and get tested
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  • Had the same problem most of my life. Tonsils swell, sore throat, hard to swallow, white patches all over tonsils. I never get achy and tired like you do with mono. Dr. has told me I am succeptible to Strep throat and if I keep getting it they will have to remove them. It is the best thing to do, since you don't necessarily need them. But be warned, an adult takes much longer to heal than a kid would. You will have problems swallowing and eating for about a month after and there will be holes there that take even longer to close up. Good luck to you.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 23, 2010
    • 02:35 PM
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