My 9 yo daughter starting getting a sore throat Friday...come Friday evening, she was running a fever, and a sowllen tonsil, and puss pocket on it. Over the weekend, she had a fever & it hurt to swallow & open her mouth wide, and turn her head a certain way. Tonsil still the same. By now, (Wednesday), she is no longer running a fever, but the tonsil is still a little swollen. There's still a white area on it, but not as bad, and the other tonsil has a white area. There are also white spots (sort of looks like a white head) under her tongue (one), on her gum (back behind the last molar), and two on her bottom lip (like maybe cold sores or mouth ulcers). Also, there's a lot of white stuff on her tongue. What could this be? Strep or tonsilitis? I wanted to post this is in the "diagnose me" thread, but couldn't find that thread. Anything I can do for my daughter? I haven't taken her to the doctor, so no antibiotics. She's not keen on taking anything that tastes bad, so she hasn't had much garlic. She's gargled & swished with salt water a few times - will that help? She's drunk a little tea with honey here & there. She's drinking lots of water, not eating much. Oh, she's also been taking a gummy echinacea/vitamin c. Any idea what this is & what I can do? Thanks.