White patches on tonsils


Q: Hello I have recently noticed I have white patches on my tonsils I have had strep throat and tonsilitious before but dont remember it being this bad I do sometimes get the taste of blood in my mouth and notice that they are draining whenever my throat gets a burning feeling.What can I do and what has caused this

Symptoms:  Burning throat. Puss blood white patches in throat

A:   Than you for your question. It is possible that you may have contracted bacterial pharyngitis. This could be caused by streptococcal bacteria (strep throat) or other bacterial organisms. It is important that you have this examined by your doctor in person and having a swabbing sample of the back of your throat taken to be sent for testing for the causative agent of this infection. You will most likely be prescribed oral antibiotics to treat this infection.

Thank you for consulting AskTheDoctor.com

Related Q&A

Q: Reference ID 541038. I wanted to write to advise how I am going. I have been on the multi vitamin and the other vitam...

Q: I have pain when breathing in mainly in my throat but if I strain myself I have some pain in upper chest throats and ...

Q: I had a negative strep test 4 days ago but now I have white spot on my throat

Q: I've had a sore throats now for more than a week with what feels like swollen painful glands. I have a history of sin...

Q: Hello. Can you please diagnose from the images provided what is wrong with my throat, and what I can do to treat/heal...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon