U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
ZA
A male asked:

My 20 month old son has white spots on his tonsils, they are not inflamed or red. he had a fever at night for the last two days. should i be worried?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Not necessarily: The tonsils shed dead tissue intermittently and this is usually a whitish gray. It reflects the normal turnover of cells. It can also represent tissue left over from a previous burned out infection. If the kid acts normal, consider him normal.
Last updated May 9, 2018

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.