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Is one or two white spots on my tonsils that come and go prob crypts/tonsil stones? Is thrush usually more spots and spread out?

Is one or two white spots on my tonsils that come and go prob crypts/tonsil stones? Is thrush usually more spots and spread out?

Tonsilliths : What is recurring on the tonsils are tonsilliths. They occur when food gets stuck in a cyprus and then it gets broken down then it hardens which cause it to get very stinky. Thrush is white patches on the mucosa that have red spots under them when they are wiped with a tongue blade for us it is very characteristic. You need not worry about that. Good luck. Feel better! ...Read more

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Can I have chronic tonsillitis in one tonsil if I have deep crypts but no tonsil stones but have really bad breath and only 1 swollen tonsil?

Can I have chronic tonsillitis in one tonsil if I have deep crypts but no tonsil stones but have really bad breath and only 1 swollen tonsil?

Yes, it is possible.: It is possible to have only one swollen tonsil, but it should not be so bug that it is blocking tour throat or airway. Just because there are no tonsil stones doesn't mean there is nothing wrong. If you haven't already, please go see an ENT to make sure there is nothing wrong. ...Read more

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Can tonsil crypts (holes) from having tonsil stones cause you to bleed to death? Seeing how it is a hole in your throat. Mine hurt now and then.

Can tonsil crypts (holes) from having tonsil stones cause you to bleed to death? Seeing how it is a hole in your throat. Mine hurt now and then.

Just a nuisance: It would be extremely unlikely to have any significant bleeding from tonsil stones. This is a common problem with irritation, discomfort, and mild bleeding at times. See an ENT for guidance on management of tonsil stones and consider tonsillectomy in some cases. ...Read more

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Can i bleed to death from what i think are tonsil crypts?

Can i bleed to death from what i think are tonsil crypts?

No: But these can be annoying, especially when they are the sites for formation of tonsilloliths. If you have any concerns about an oral lesion, a visit to your dentist often resolves the question. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does cortisone help shrink hypertrophic tonsils? Are tonsil crypts located on the top part of tonsils? My tonsil looks like a crater just on the top.

Does cortisone help shrink hypertrophic tonsils? Are tonsil crypts located on the top part of tonsils? My tonsil looks like a crater just on the top.

Possible: If the tonsil is not inflamed or causing pain, it is unlikely that steroids will reduce the size of hypertrophic tonsils. Tonsillar crypts are all over the surface of the tonsils. The large one on the upper pole just happens to be more noticeable and could be a receptacle for food particles. If the tonsils are not infected frequently and you do not have sleep disorder, no treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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All say its tonsil stone but note this thing that this yellow material come from my tonsil,not form in crypts.as in case of tonsil stone.2months?

All say its tonsil stone but note this thing that this yellow material come from my tonsil,not form in crypts.as in case of tonsil stone.2months?

Several reasons: The term tonsillolith is a misnomer. It is not a stone. The material on the surface of the tonsil could be a benign cyst, a micro-abscess or food particles. It there is no pain or odor, no treatment except, perhaps, gargles with salt water may be helpful. Yellow material could also be pus. Best to have an ENT doctor evaluate the problem. ...Read more