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My tonsils are swollen, red, and have white pus spots on them.. I'm pretty sure I have strep because I've had it and I know the signs but..

I was also curious how to tell if It's strep or tonsillitis? Or really, what is the difference between the two? I was looking for a little bit on Google but I didn't seem to come up with anything.

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Go to the doctor

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I have an appointment tomorrow, thanks for helping..
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That is a test that needs to be done by a doctor. Not something you can do for your self. Make an appointment to see your doctor.

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if you have strep you will have a fever and splitting headache and with tonsillitis you nomally dont get the headache

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How do you think this can be answered here? Either illness, need to see doctor or contribute to Darwin's Theory of Evolution.

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I figured that somebody actually knew what the difference between the two were. You know, how it looks and how you feel? Not too difficult of a question. I wasn't asking to be diagnosed...
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Tonsillitis can be cause be a virus or bacteria and may or may not need antibodies. Strep is a specific kind of Bacteria called Streptococcus and has specific treatment. You can tell the difference by the appearance, sx, and a positive strep test.

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Thank you
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U need 2 go 2 the doctor or dentist hun. That doesnt sound 2 good.

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Even if you do find information, you still have to go to the doctor anyway to get antibiotics, and for that hes going to test you anyway.

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