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A 25-year-old female asked:

What is it? i have swollen tonsils with white spots. i get them often. is there a way to prevent it without having them removed?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Tonsils "stones": This sounds like what we call tonsils stones - impacted mucus and food debris that gets colonized with bacteria. Simple measures first: treat underlying acid reflux even if you don't have typical symptoms - try some over the counter antacids. Treat nasal drainage. You can do this with nasal steroids or nasal saline washes like ChitoRhino. And simple salt water gargles. Try that for about 6 weeks.

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Last updated Oct 23, 2017

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