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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Tonsillolith: Probable tonsillolith. See an ENT doc of you have any symptoms. http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/tonsil-stones-tonsilloliths-treatment-and-prev ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
34 years experience Pediatrics
Tonsils: Tonsils may develop small white patches that are simply dried surface secretions and have no medical concern. If there is no abnormal asymmetry of ton ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
Could be tonsillitis: You may need an antibiotic-consult virtually on this platform?
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Russell Chin
44 years experience Dentistry
Food debris: If they are really enlarged it could be food debris that collects on surface. Try rinsing with non alcohol rinse and see if it goes away. You can al ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: 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
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Dr. Laura Webb
12 years experience Pediatrics
Its possible: Whiteness on a baby's tongue is likely to be due to milk or thrush. If you can wipe it off then it was likely milk residue. If you can't, it may be ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
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