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What is the realistic chances I have tonsil cancer. If my tonsils bleed? Im 22 and don't drink or smoke I do have white spots in tonsil crypts though

What is the realistic chances I have tonsil cancer. If my tonsils bleed? Im 22 and don't drink or smoke I do have white spots in tonsil crypts though

Infection more likel: Rarely epstein barr virus causes cancer in the tonsils, in young persons. However, what you described is more likely to be a chronic infection. Please consult a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Does white spots on tonsil mean strep?

Does white spots on tonsil mean strep?

Sometimes-not always: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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What are the white spots on my tonsils?

What are the white spots on my tonsils?

Tonsils: The white spots could be a sign of an infection, but you should be sick with sore throat, difficulty swallowing, fever, etc. If you feel fine, but have white spots, this is usually tonsilloliths-white concretions that form in the crypts or crevices of the tonsils. It is a harmless condition, but can be annoying due to some discomfort and sometimes halitosis. Good oral hygiene can sometimes help. ...Read more

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What do white spots on your tonsils mean?

White spots: Hello, the white spots in the back of your throat sound like tonsilliths. These are food particles that get stuck in the tonsil tissues. They harden and make your tonsils look like they are infected. Under these tonsil pimples is a cavity or crevice that may be inflamed and infected. Gargle with water after every meal. This helps to clear these white pimples. Also see your doctor. ...Read more

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What do white spots on your tonsils mean?

What do white spots on your tonsils mean?

Tonsillolith: Probable tonsillolith. See an ENT doc of you have any symptoms. http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/tonsil-stones-tonsilloliths-treatment-and-prevention#1 ...Read more

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Is getting white spots on your tonsils normal?

Is getting white spots on your tonsils normal?

No: White spots on the tonsils is not normal. There is either bacterial or yeast infection or tonsil stones, among others. You should get this checked out. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my tonsils..what could it be?

Tonsillolithiasis: If your throat doesn't hurt or if you don't otherwise feel infected, these could be tonsillar stones, a condition called tonsillolithiasis - completely benign and of no real concern. ...Read more

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Can you explain what are these white spots on my tonsils?

Can you explain what are these white spots on my tonsils?

Probably tonsilliths: While you can get an exudate on your tonsils when there is an infection, more likely what you have are tonsilliths, or tonsil stones. There are the excretory product of the tonsils that form in the crypts ("pockets"). There are more common in younger people, and often will occur more after an inflammatory process, like a cold or upper respiratory infection. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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My right tonsil got big and have a white spots I am only 18 yers old male.

My right tonsil got big and have a white spots I am only 18 yers old male.

Tonsil: One sided enlargement is not uncommon. With white spots one thinks of strept. If you have associated fever then its infection. You should see your pmd and get medicine. ...Read more

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I've suffered with white spots on my tonsils for over a year, holes are starting to appear when the spots come out, what's best to do?

I've suffered with white spots on my tonsils for over a year, holes are starting to appear when the spots come out, what's best to do?

Tonsil calculus: From what you describe, it sounds like you might be having tonsil stones or tonsil calculus. It is also possible that you might be having tonsillitis with active pus, but when there are "holes" left behind, it sure sounds like a tonsil stone. They occur in the crypts or pits in the tonsils. Try gargling frequently. If associated sore throat or pain, you should have an ENT doctor look and help. ...Read more

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What are white spots on tonsils?

What are white spots on tonsils?

White spots on tonsi: Commenest cause of white spots on the tonsills is streptocaccal infection.But it can be caused by infectious mono nucleosis, some time white food particles may be stuck in the tonsillar crypts. ...Read more

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What are the causes of blisters and white spots on your tonsils?

What are the causes of blisters and white spots on your tonsils?

Several causes: Blisters on the tonsils usually means a viral illness. White spots can mean viral, bacterial or fungal (yeast). If you are having a problem get seen by your pcp or an ent. ...Read more

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Small white spots on my tonsil. Am I starting to get tonsilitis?

Small white spots on my tonsil. Am I starting to get tonsilitis?

Depends on situation: If it is sudden, you probably need antibiotics. That is, if it is bacterial tonsillitis. If it is a cold, then they are not useful. If the tonsillitis is recurrent enough or chronic, tonsillectomy can save you many future illnesses. The tonsils sometimes just have small pits that harbor bacteria like the plaque in your teeth. ...Read more

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Help! there's white spots on my tonsils that fill the 'holes/cracks'?

Help! there's white spots on my tonsils that fill the 'holes/cracks'?

Crypts are normal: It may be normal to have some discharge or tonsillar exudate, that resides in crypts within the tonsils. These deep ridges are just a characteristic of tonsils. ...Read more