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Dear medical staff, why is my throat sore? This has been going on for the past 3 weeks. My tonsils are red and inflamed with worsening white spots. The whites spots are just on my tonsils and I have noticeable phlegm drainage on my throat. Suspect allergies, I get them every year and it is the season right now. I’ve had 2 rapid strep tests and a culture that came back negative, also a negative mono test. The only symptom I have is discomfort of the throat and the obvious visual appearance of my throat. I went on vacation a little over a week ago and woke up with my eyes slightly mattery and my left eye a little red. So I went to urgent care and they gave me a steroid and antibiotic injection, sent me home with amoxicillin; and treated be as if I had strep. That perked me up and my throat went back to normal for about a week, but now it’s back. Ibruprofen helps with the discomfort but the spots are still raging on. What could it be?? Than you!

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replied May 15th, 2019
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A64993
Welcome to this forum.
You are having sore throat which could be due to diverse reasons including allergy to infection. However, the treatment you are receiving included all. So, apparently it seems you need a more time. I suggest you to do some saline warm gurgle twice a day for three days along with the present treatment. If not releived by that time,you need a revisit.
Hope I can address your query. Please visit your doctor if there is any further confusion as without a clinical examination it is not possible to opine through an online medical forum.

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