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A 36-year-old member asked:

White spots on tonsils not strep?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Could be an: exudate from a variety of viral infections.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

I don't have strep but I have white spots on my tonsils, what are they?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Normal: It may be normal to have some discharge or tonsillar exudate, that resides in crypts within the tonsils. They can be related to retained food particles that are degraded by saliva and bacteria, which can cause the foul odor. Viruses are the main causes of white discharge on tonsils.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are white spots on tonsils?

4 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
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 particles may be stuck in the tonsillar crypts.
A 38-year-old member asked:

White spots on tonsils means?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
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.

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