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    Not strep-white patches on tonsils
    Jmart2368 posted:
    For the past 2 months I have been battling these white patches on my tonsils. -I went to a clinic and did a rapid strep, negative. She started me on 10days of AMOXICILLIN- 500MG, 40 total. The patches subsided a bit. After the 10 days I was feeling better. -Then about a week later they were back. Went to a different clinic and another rapid test, negative. No meds. -Waited about 4 days and went to Urgent Care. My tonsils were so swollen they were almost touching. Rapid was negative as was a culture. He put me on 10 days of CEFUROXIME-500MG, 20 total. Also gargling with alkalol. The spots all went away except for the top of a bit patch.

    Now it's been about a week again and they are back in exactly the same spot. I can rub them off but they come back in the same spot. They are soft and don't smell. I do not have a fever, I'm a bit tired.

    Any ideas? I did make an appointment with ENT but it is a month out still. Just would like an idea.
    annascarlett2 responded:
    I mean, it sounds like your tonsils are infected. Possibly tonsillitis or tonsil stones? I know that tonsils work as filters with holes that trap bacteria. This happens to me a few times a year, usually I am given antibiotics, but if they keep coming back, your condition might be more serious. I have considered a tonsilectemy myself. I just bought a waterpick to clean out the infected parts and my teeth/gums in general. I'd strongly suggest using one on a daily basis and brushing after each meal. My friend stopped eating bread and other yeasty food, which helped her. There are videos on youtube.

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