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A 16-year-old female asked:

I have these little white bumps around the red of my tonsils. what is that? i just got over strep throat a month ago and my tonsils are now going down

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Matthew Goren
33 years experience
Pus pockets: These pockets of pus are very common with strep throat and should go away as you get better.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
White bumps: White bumps may represent tonsillar stones which is debris that has become calcified and deposited in the crevices of the tonsils.
Last updated Jul 23, 2013

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