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Question by  hughes (13)

Are white streaks on tonsils a sign of a virus?

What else could it be?


Answer by  JacHarper (31)

This can be a symptom of an illness called strep throat. It can also be a symptom of other throat related illnesses like mono, which I had as a child.


Answer by  wallaby78 (2293)

White streaks and spots on your tonsils and the back of your throat is one of the signs of strep throat. Is your throat sore? Get a strep throat culture.


Answer by  shijo (861)

It may be also due to an bacterial infection like staphylococus. Hence these must be treated with antibiotics as soon as possible. If left out untreated then it can lead to severe painand soreness.


Answer by  ToralDwivedi (606)

White streaks on tonsil are definitely suggestive of some infection. If the patient is also complaining of dysphagia, chest pain and continuous fever, it is likely to be diphtheria.


Answer by  a28 (212)

You can check it with your doctor, but if you don't want, check your home remedies try crushed garlic then gargle it to your tonsils

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