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 »

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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The most common and most effective treatment for strep throat is antibiotics, according to WebMD. Usually, doctors prescribe penicillin, but they also use clindamycin, erythromycin-based drugs or other antibiotics such a... More »

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The CDC explains that strep throat bacteria are spread through coughing and sneezing. Touching the eyes, nose or mouth transfers the bacteria, and so does sharing cups or food. It is also possible for strep throat to spr... More »

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People who develop strep throat usually do so because they have come into contact with the droplets of an infected person, Mayo Clinic states. People may also spread strep via the skin, which causes it to enter wounds an... More »

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Oral antibiotics are prescribed to treat strep throat caused by bacteria known as Streptococcus pyogenes, or group A streptococcus, states Mayo Clinic. A group B streptococcal infection is a life-threatening bacterial in... More »

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