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My tonsils have white spots

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mihir Patel
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Upper respiratory : If u have fever then u should see a doctor . It is most commonly upper respiratory tract infection. It may be tonsillitis I your tonsils hurt. Most of... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
White spots: Hello, the white spots in the back of your throat sound like tonsilliths. These are food particles that get stuck in the tonsil tissues. They harden a... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
No: White spots on the tonsils is not normal. There is either bacterial or yeast infection or tonsil stones, among others. You should get this checked o... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Probably tonsilliths: While you can get an exudate on your tonsils when there is an infection, more likely what you have are tonsilliths, or tonsil stones. There are the e... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Depends on cause: You need to see your doctor to find out what caused the white spots, if it is due to strep infection you need 10 days of antibiotics, but if it is due... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Mindlin
Ophthalmology 50 years experience
Thrush: This could be yeast or some sortb of lesion. See an ENT doctor.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Tonsil calculus: From what you describe, it sounds like you might be having tonsil stones or tonsil calculus. It is also possible that you might be having tonsillitis... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sometimes-not always: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiot... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Powitzky
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Depends on situation: If it is sudden, you probably need antibiotics. That is, if it is bacterial tonsillitis. If it is a cold, then they are not useful. If the tonsilli... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Crypts are normal: It may be normal to have some discharge or tonsillar exudate, that resides in crypts within the tonsils. These deep ridges are just a characteristic ... Read More

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