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Amherst, OH
A 18-year-old female asked:

is it possible to have white chunks in the throat but no soreness?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes.: Little smeely white chunks are common in the back of the throat and are known as tonsoliths. Sometimes they can be coughed up or expressed from pockets in the tonsils. They are nothing to worry about.
Dr. Abby Caplin
Dr. Abby Caplin commented
Integrative Medicine 40 years experience
If it becomes chronic and hard to live with, you can consider having your tonsils removed. That will ultimately solve the problem.
Oct 12, 2012

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Why does my throat always hurt?

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Be seen: It is likely due to post nasal drip from allergies at this time of the year, but it could also be a chronic tonsillitis or similar infection. Your doctor should be able to help.
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Sounds like it.: Could be viral upper respiratory tract infection which would generally include additional symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, cough, etc. Could also be early strep throat which should not have many additional symptoms.
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When i sneezed i hurt my throat, very badly. Could you inform me as to what could be wrong ?

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A 24-year-old female asked:

Yesterday the right side of my throat (inside and out) started to hurt. At first it wasn't that bad but now it hurts really bad. Please help?

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