A member asked:

I have white spots in the back of my throat and my throat a little sore , what can it be?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Michio Abe answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Many possibilities: Could be tonsillar calculi (stones in your tonsils), strep or other bacterial infection causing exudate, or thrush (oral candidiasis). Something like that requires examination to know what it is.

Answered 9/28/2016


Dr. Phil Zapanta answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Tonsil stones: It is possible that you have tonsil stones (tonsilloliths) in your tonsils. Your tonsils may have pits (crypts) and food can accumulate here. Over time this can lead to a localized infection of your tonsils leading to a sore throat. This can be managed with salt water rinses after each meal, using a water pick on the tonsils, or manually removing the stone. Tonsillectomy is the final option.

Answered 1/9/2015



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