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purple patches on the uvula

Hello, few weeks ago i had swollen red tonsils with purple patches on my uvula and a slight fatigue. Are those purple patches related to flu or cold symptoms? Ty
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

The swollen red tonsils, purple patches on the uvula and fatigue could be due to tonsillitis. Throat pain, difficulty swallowing, fever, scratchiness in the throat, post nasal drip, malaise and loss of appetite are symptoms of tonsillitis. It can be caused by bacteria like streptococcus or it could be a viral infection. Bacterial infections need antibiotics. Consult your primary care physician who will do blood tests and take a throat swab to determine the cause and prescribe appropriate medications.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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