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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ken Deck
Dr. Ken Deck answered
48 years experience General Surgery
Usually infectious: If persistent see an ENT physician but usually a result of infection.

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Bankov
37 years experience Anesthesiology
See a doctor: It probably had foul smell and taste, too. Sounds like signs of purulent inflammation around tonsils ( tonsillitis), better have it checked.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
ER should check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not on abx: If you are currently taking the kind of abx we give for strep, you cannot get it. If you finished & it was a long acting med like azithromycin it ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
51 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Infection/mucous: Could be an infection, especiaaly if there is pain or discomfort, or it could be mucous in the tonsil crfypts. Best to see your otolaryngologist.
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
31 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsils: The are likely tonsilliths, these are food particles that become lodged in the tonsil. Often times gargling after eating will keep this from happening ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
White spots on tonsi: Commenest cause of white spots on the tonsills is streptocaccal infection.But it can be caused by infectious mono nucleosis, some time white food part ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
White spots persisti: You should see your doctor as it may be mononucleosis, strep tonsillitis, or sme white food stuck in the tonsilla crypts or thrush infection.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
19 years experience Dermatology
Depends: What you are describing are tonsil stones or tonsilloliths. These are usually associated with bad breath among other things (pain/difficulty swallowin ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Many causes: There are many possible causes of coughing at night, and if this persists you should see your doctor for an evaluation. Tonsilitis, oral thrush, bronc ... Read More

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