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Can You Have Tonsillitis and Not Have a Fever?
Old 12-11-2011, 07:30 AM
 
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Yesterday I woke up and it hurt to swallow. I noticed as the day went on I developed two white patches on my right tonsil and one on my left. I've only had strep throat a couple times in my life and only one time have I had white patches. I have a little congestion (post nasal mostly) but have no fever. Just a little tired. Luckily as of now I don't feel sick, just a bothersome sore throat. Can you have tonsillitis but have no fever?

I think my body is just hanging on until winter break... one more week... one more week... one more week


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Yes, my kids have had tonsilitis and strep without a fever.
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get some meds.!
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As I sit here recovering from strep throat, I am begging you to high-tail it to the dr. for some antibiotics! I NEVER get a fever with strep, but it makes me awfully sick, even when I catch it early. It isn't fun being sick this time of year especially, so get yourself checked out. It is a quick throat swab, and you'll know for sure. Best of luck to you!! Feel better.
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Doctor Visit Needed
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Don't take meds unless you have a swab test come back positive for strep. You're describing the same symptoms my daughter had, and she was just diagnosed with mono. Her doctor prescribed antibiotics (twice!) and she had a horrible reaction. Turns out if you have mono and take antibiotics, you'll get a terrible rash and your skin will swell. (Not supposed to take meds with mono.) So now she's out the $$ for three doctor visits and two rounds of different antibiotics that are unusable.

Google mono and see if your white patches look like the pictures there.
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Old 12-11-2011, 03:34 PM
 
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Sure can get strep or tonsillitis with no fever! This is how it normally presents in me.

Get to the doctor and get a strep test.


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