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    Old 05-13-2013, 04:00 PM   #1
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    White (canker?) Sore on Tonsil

    About four days ago i started getting a sore throat. On the second day, i realized it was only on the left side. On the third, a small white sore developed on the tonsil. At first i thought strep, then as it got bigger it looked more like a canker sore, just on an unusual spot. I am now on the fourth day and it has only gotten bigger, and more painful. anyone know what it could be? i have a picture of it that can be found here

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    Old 05-14-2013, 10:11 AM   #2
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    Re: White (canker?) Sore on Tonsil

    It could be a couple of things. Are you running fever? If so, I wouldn't rule out strep. It could also be that you have a viral infection. I had that happen at least once when I had my tonsils. Seems like it was more common to have an isolated area affected on my tonsil(s) if it was viral. Also, it could be a really large tonsil stone that might feel better if dislodged, but it doesn't look like that from what I can see in the picture. If the problem doesn't resolve on its own in a few days, I would take a trip to the doctor just to be sure you don't need a round of antibiotics. My guess is that it will go away on its own once it has run its course. Try upping your fluid intake and take some vitamin C if you can until then. Or if you just want the peace of mind, make your appointment and see the doctor now.

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