A member asked:

Yellow spots behind tonsils at back of throat. they don't hurt but make me have very bad breath! what are they and how can i get rid of them?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Michelle Zetoony answered

Specializes in Sleep Medicine

The etiology of these is bacteria becoming trapping in the tonsils themselves. Sometimes they harder and other times they just sit there. If they do not go away, they can be removed in the doctor's office or even at some dentists office.

Answered Aug 25, 2015


Dr. Ryan Phasouk answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

It may be normal to have some discharge or tonsillar exudate, that resides in crypts within the tonsils. They can be related to retained food particles that are degraded by saliva and bacteria, which can cause the foul odor.

Answered Jul 9, 2015



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