What causes white spots on tonsils and sore throat?
Strep throat, or streptococcal pharyngitis, is a contagious disease. The bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes causes it. It’s most common in infants and children, but it frequently occurs in teenagers and adults as well. It causes white streaks or spots in the throat.
Will strep throat go away on its own?
If you have strep throat—which is caused by bacteria—your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic, such as penicillin. But strep throat goes away on its own in 3 to 7 days with or without antibiotics.
What are the signs of bad tonsils?
What causes white patches in throat?
Infectious mononucleosis (mono)
What causes swollen tonsils with white spots?
Strep throat. A bacterial infection caused by the Streptococcus bacteria is a common reason for white spots on your tonsils.
What to know about white spots in the throat?