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I have a white line on the flat part of my tonsil. earlier this year i had a severe case of strep, since then i have had unusually frequent and painful cases of sore throat. i discovered recently that the causes may have been from large tonsil stones, whi

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Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Tonsil stones: Tonsil stones can be painful and make you prone to infection. Sometimes they can be removed easily. Sometimes it is preferable to remove the entire tonsils. This straight-forward evaluation can be initiated by primary care specialist or ENT. The initial question is cut off, but hope this helps.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Tonsils: Your question was cut off. Tonsils can get "tonsilar Crypts" in them, which is like 'craters in the moon." These are places where food can get stuck, cause "stones" and bad breath, etc. If you are getting chronic discomfort and white areas, it is best to see an ENT (Ear nose and throat) specialist to evaluate you and treat you best. Best wishes.

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