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A 48-year-old member asked:

for what length of time do tonsils take to clear?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Tonsillitis: Usually tonsillitis will clear up in 2weeks or so, with appropriate treatment.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How long will it take for the white spots to clear from my tonsils?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Depends on cause: You need to see your doctor to find out what caused the white spots, if it is due to strep infection you need 10 days of antibiotics, but if it is due to some other cause than thereis different treatment.
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A 21-year-old male asked:

Sometimes when i spit up a "lugi" a solid yellow chunk comes out that's clearly not a bugger, what could it be, almost seems like a nut but it's not?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Probably tonsolith: Occasionally little particles of accreted white cells can hid in your tonsils and create a little yellowish chink that can very in size from very small to about the size of a head of a screw. They smell bad but are of no consequence.

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