A member asked:

I have white lines on my tonsils and i touched it a lil and it bleed a bit. i get tonsillitis 2xs a year is that related? my tonsils are swollen too

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Keegan Duchicela answered

Specializes in family medicine

If you don't have a fever, don't have enlarged lymph nodes on the side of the neck, and you're otherwise feeling okay, you can probably wait a few days before seeing the doctor. The white lines could be pus... But not necessarily. Sometimes plain 'ole mucus can look like whitish lines on the tonsils. I would try gargling with warm salt water and some Ibuprofen for a few days, then see doc.

Answered Oct 30, 2016



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