Many organisms (viral and bacterial) can cause a sore throat or pharyngitis; most acute pharyngitis infection is due to a virus. Strep pharyngitis, however, is due to a bacteria and is treated with an antibiotic to prevent negative sequela.
Your tonsils are apart of your immune system; they are two lymph nodes which can become inflamed and enlarged with infection. During a tonsillectomy, tonsils are removed; however, some tonsillar tissue may still remain and over time, it is possible for tonsillar tissue to "regrow" or regenerate.
If you are experiencing a worsening sore throat with or without exudate, especially, if you are experiencing a persistent fever and/or decrease fluid intake, then it is strongly recommend that you are seen and evaluated by your physician as soon as possible.
u wont be able to get strep tonsillitis but can def get strep throat.
I would have u checked for strep as untreated it could lead to rheumatic fever, and we dont want that!
Rapid Strept test and throat swab for bacterial culture are needed to decide if treatment is needed.
Strep throat gives you whitish spots in the throat and very painful to swallow. Pus can be from other infections also other than Strep.