Overcoming White Spots When Strep Throat?
HELLO DOCTOR! I’m Ali, I’m 30 years old. 4 days yesterday I had a sore throat, headache, I felt a cold and hot … then I saw white patches on my tonsils. I immediately went to the doctor and checked. As a result, I have acute tonsillitis. Then I redeemed the medicine according to the doctor’s recommendation. Now, I want to ask, the medicine that must be finished is an antibiotic, while the others are still there. And I have improved. But there is still white in my tonsils (no longer sick), do I have to take the medication until the white patches of the tonsils disappear or what? I beg for an explanation … Thank you …
Hello Ali Ahmad,
Tonsillitis is inflammation that occurs in the tonsils. Tonsils are a lymphoid tissue located behind the mouth that functions in the body's immune system. Tonsillitis has symptoms:
Swollen tonsils, redness Sore throat or painful swallowing Cough Fever Bad breath The diagnosis of tonsillitis is made based on a physical examination by a doctor. Handling is done by administering pain relievers, heat-reducing drugs, antibiotics (if necessary), as well as advice to meet the needs of balanced nutrition and enough water. The definitive treatment is surgical removal of tonsils. Surgery is needed in certain cases where tonsillitis is so common that it causes sleep apnea, weight loss, growth / developmental disorders.
White patches can appear in acute tonsillar infections, called detritus. Detritus can last for several days or a long time even though the acute infection has improved. However, if complaints from the tonsils appear continuously, does not also subside after getting treatment, you should control back to the ENT specialist to get further evaluation. Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.