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White spots on tonsils and tongue

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John McMahan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 48 years experience
Spots on Tonsils: Dry spots on tonsils can be from crypts in the tonsils themselves that trap epithelial debris and often contribute to bad breath. It can also be a fun... Read More
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
Mucous deposits?: Dry mouth could be the cause. You did not say whether or not your throat was sore and if not then there should not be any problem with the tonsils. I ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
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
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Tonsil stones: There's a lot of misinformation about "exudate", "collagen masses" and so forth. If the tonsils feel normal otherwise, these are tonsilloliths and the... Read More
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Tonsillolithiasis: If your throat doesn't hurt or if you don't otherwise feel infected, these could be tonsillar stones, a condition called tonsillolithiasis - completel... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 51 years experience
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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Different possible: causes. White spots on tonsils & adjacent tissues could be due to fungal infections (Thrush), Epstein-Barr virus ( mononu-cleosis), bacterial inf... Read More
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Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
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
Dermatology 19 years experience
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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Tonsillar concretion: Food debris can collect in the crypts of the tonsils. These pellets can really smell bad.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Usually does not: Throat symptoms can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or other virus (antibiotics usually not used), allergies, irritant... Read More

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