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White patches on the tonsils are generally a sign of strep throat, according to HealthGrades. White patches are indicative of infection, which usually accompanies a sore throat and can cause pain when swallowing. Strep t... More »

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According to WebMD, white spots on the tonsils can indicate strep throat, an infection caused by streptococcus bacteria. Strep throat symptoms tend to come on strong and are typically more severe than sore throat symptom... More »

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One common cause of white patches on the back of the throat is tonsillitis, according to WebMD. In addition, individuals suffering from strep throat may also have white patches at the back of the throat, Mayo Clinic high... More »

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