One of my tonsils is swollen i have some kind of white patches on the side of my tongue?

i was struggling with bulimia but then stopped, one of my tonsils is swollen i have some kind of white patches on the side of my tongue a little behind my teeth but only visible if i move my tongue to the side. what is happening? should i be worried?

Age: 21
Female
Medications: none

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Sounds like tonsillitis – it may resolve by itself within a week – but you need to get a Streptococcal Bacteria (strep throat) test done now to rule out a strep throat infection. If caused by strep you will need antibiotics. A rapid strep test is done in a clinic or doctor office.