Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsInfectious Diseases · 8 months ago

How do I know if I have strep, tonsillitis, or something more serious ?

My throat really hurts on one side and it’s sour on both sides and it is hard to swallow and I have a lot of mucus in my throat?

2 Answers

  • Kerri
    Lv 4
    8 months ago
    Favourite answer

    Strep usually induced fever, headache and often nausea as well as throat pain. It also causes a typical “rash” in the throat that looks like a lot of small red dots that are dark in color. Tonsillitis may or may not involve fever or other symptoms but usually causes white pockets of pus on the tonsils and very swollen tonsils. Post nasal drip (drainage from your sinuses/nose that runs down the throat) can also cause sore throat and the mucus you describe. You would need to see a doctor for exact diagnosis and treatment.

  • Jim
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    You go to the doctor and get it looked at.

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