Angina: What is white angina and what is red one?

You have a sore throat when you were swallowed. Your tonsils are inflamed. This is certainly a sore throat. Yes, but which one? Dr. Jean-Loup Delvaux, ENT, explains how to differentiate the red white angina.

Angina is characterized by inflammation of the pharynx with a diffuse redness, predominantly in the tonsils. It is often of viral origin.

If you suspect angina, consult immediately a doctor or an audiologist. Here are a few simple explanations of Dr. Jean-Loup Delvaux, ENT, to help you understand the difference between what is commonly white and red angina called.

IT IS A RED THROAT IF:

  • The throat is red with a more marked at the tonsil infection.
  • Angina can be viral or microbial.

IT IS A WHITE THROAT IF:

  • It is accompanied by white spots on the surface of the tonsils, white or a membrane. In this case, angina is often due to a dental infection (untreated decayed tooth for example).
  • It is accompanied by a high fever.
  • There is the presence of lymph nodes from the angle of the jaw.

In all cases, it is important whether there is a strep throat or not, for all microbial angina are not. It may also be a staphylococcal angina.

WHAT IS SUSPECT STREP THROAT?

Clinically, there are typical symptoms:

  • The gorge is carmine red.
  • Fever is very high: it reaches 40 ° C.
  • Language is depapillated, raspberry color.
  • There is often vomiting.

The strep throat can provide general complications: sepsis, cardiac or renal disease, hence the importance of the diagnosis.

HOW TO CONFIRM STREP THROAT

The strep throat is diagnosed using a rapid diagnostic test: it is a swab rubbed on the doctor and the amygdala, which reacts positively or not strep. Treating angina depends on the result of the test.

MORE FROM THIS SECTION


on Twitter, 'LIKE' us on Facebook

Comments are closed.