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A 43-year-old member asked:

I have two white spots on my tonsils and also a sore throat?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Please see Dr.: Anytime you have a sore throat for over 24 hours, it's best to see the doctor and get a strep test. If it's a virus, all that's needed is symptomatic care, but if it's strep, you need an antibiotic. Untreated strep can lead to rheumatic fever, which can cause permanent damage to your heart and other organs.

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A 23-year-old male asked:

I do not have a sore throat but I do have white spots on my tonsils what are they?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Tonsil white spots: Th white spots can be exudates (pus) or calcium deposits called concretions. Gargling with warm saltwater can help dislodge it or you can just pick it with a q-tip or applicator stick.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Why do I have a white junk in my tonsils with my sore throat?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Infection: Tonsils help to fight infection and they may develop small areas of inflammatory materials in the crypts of the tonsils which present as a white coating or white spots. Sometimes this is more common with strep and you should be tested.

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Last updated Oct 1, 2016

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