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tonsils acting odd off treatment
Mar 24, 2004

viral load 10,000 cd4s 650 percentage 38, treatment naive.

sore throat, very painful. came and went in 48 hours, and then came back 48 hours later even worse. now, tonsils feel extremely painful, and show two wart-looking bumps on either tonsil in back of throat. is this indicative of any specific condition: tonsilitis, herpes, bacterial infections, etc?

any help would be greatly appreciated (i will see doctor, but until then, any speculation would be appreciated).

Response from Dr. Pierone

Sore throat with inflamed tonsils is common and may be due to bacterial infection, viral infection, and occasionally herpes virus infection. Appearance of the tonsils is not usually specific, but bacterial infection is more likely to have whitish or yellowish exudate on the tonsils. Best to see your doctor for an examination, possible culture, and treatment.



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