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I was eating skittles earlier, and now I have an odd taste in my mouth, and it kind of feels like an extra layer of skin in my mouth.

I was eating skittles earlier, and now I have an odd taste in my mouth, and it kind of feels like an extra layer of skin in my mouth.

Junk Food: Candy and other junk foods are loaded w/chemicals and sugar that the body does not recognize. If this persists please see your doctor. Peace and good health. Dark chocolate (80% or more) is a better choice. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I have excess skin in my mouth behind my lower lip. I've been referred to to oral surgeons who say leave it alone but I am in pain at least two days e?

I have excess skin in my mouth behind my lower lip. I've been referred to to oral surgeons who say leave it alone but I am in pain at least two days e?

Another consult: If two reputable oral surgeons agree on leaving your excess oral skin alone, you could always try for another oral surgery consult from a major medical center Oral Surgery Department; they likely do cutting edge work. Also, you might consult a plastic surgeon on the issue. If nothing else works, you could see pain mgmt to deal with what sounds like intermittent pain. ...Read more

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My tonsil makes a clicking noise when I move my head. What does this indicate?

My tonsil makes a clicking noise when I move my head. What does this indicate?

Not tonsils: It cannot be your tonsil. Tonsils never click, it is your neck and if there if no pain then it is not an issue. ...Read more

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Does the skin grow back after you remove tonsil stones?

Does the skin grow back after you remove tonsil stones?

Lining regrows: The epithelial lining will regrow after tonsil stones are removed as the lining may be abraided. ...Read more

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My tonsil has holes. Liquid drains from them. Speciall behind flap of skin to the side. White balls come out also. Wat is this?

My tonsil has holes. Liquid drains from them. Speciall behind flap of skin to the side. White balls come out also. Wat is this?

Normal: 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. Other causes can be infection so when in doubt, check it out. ...Read more

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Can a trauma / blow to the head cause moderate cerebral tonsil descent? Is this dangerous?

Can a trauma / blow to the head cause moderate cerebral tonsil descent? Is this dangerous?

No: Tonsillar descent is a condition when the lower portion of the cerebellum is able to migrate through the opening in the bottom of the skull. If it happened due to trauma, it is called tonsillar herniation and is usually rapidly fatal. If there is tonsil descent found on ct or mri, it is usually part of a chiari malformation and should not be dangerous. See your family dr. For evaluation. ...Read more

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I recently had my tonsils and uvula taken out, I have a large flap of skin left on one side but the other side there's nothing, did he miss a tonsil?

I recently had my tonsils and uvula taken out, I have a large flap of skin left on one side but the other side there's nothing, did he miss a tonsil?

No: It sounds like you had a uppp or uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, a surgery for obstructive sleep apnea. It is not that unusual for the sutures on one side to pull away, as the closure sometimes has to be tight to pull all the tissue together. When that happens one side of your throat could look different than the other, more of a "pocket" where the tonsil used to be. Ask your surgeon about it. ...Read more

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I touched the top of my right tonsil. Pain spread throughout my neck and head. When I touch other parts of the tonsil it doesn't hurt. Is this normal?

I touched the top of my right tonsil. Pain spread throughout my neck and head. When I touch other parts of the tonsil it doesn't hurt. Is this normal?

Not normal: It's not normal to reach into your mouth to check the effect of touching various parts of your tonsil. It reflects anxiety. But the pain itself, if present only upon such touch, is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Hi! I've had mild tonsil stones for years. Recently, one seems to be lower on the tonsil & under the skin. Will it come out on its own? Is it a stone?

Hi! I've had mild tonsil stones for years. Recently, one seems to be lower on the tonsil & under the skin. Will it come out on its own? Is it a stone?

May not: These are not true stones and are often permanently embedded within the tonsillar crypts. An otolaryngologist can document the diagnosis and advise you best. ...Read more

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My right tonsil is looks like it is much smaller than usual. I experience pain when swallowing that increase as I turn my head to the left. What should I do?

My right tonsil is looks like it is much smaller than usual. I experience pain when swallowing that increase as I turn my head to the left. What should I do?

You should go to: See a health care provider and get checked out. There are some serious conditions that could cause this symptom and delaying treatment can lead to disaster. ...Read more

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Hi I have a small skin tag at the back of my mouth near my tonsil dentist said it’s fine but I keep getting little red bits on them from time to time?

Hi I have a small skin tag at the back of my mouth near my tonsil dentist said it’s fine but I keep getting little red bits on them from time to time?

Otolaryngologist: For peace of mind have this checked by an Otolaryngologist. Since this lesion is on a mucus membrane I would not consider it a skin tag. An Otolaryngologist will be able to identify it and advise you. It is most likely a benign tissue however. ...Read more

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The skin behind and under my tonsils is white. I know it’s the skin itself because I can see veins running through it I think it may be the palatopharangeal arch? I have mild throat pain as well, just wondering if it’s anything to be concearned about

The skin behind and under my tonsils is white. I know it’s the skin itself because I can see veins running through it I think it may be the palatopharangeal arch? I have mild throat pain as well, just wondering if it’s anything to be concearned about

Does not add up: There is no skin under or near the tonsils. If your throat does not hurt and there is no lump, you may leave it alone.
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I have a white sore on my tonsils and they hurt plus a common head cold. What is it?

White sore in mouth: White on your tonsils is either a pus pocket or a yeast overgrowth. This could represent a bacterial infection in your upper airway and you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a red lump with a white head on my Tonsil area, However my Tonsils were taken out when I was young. What is this?

I have a red lump with a white head on my Tonsil area, However my Tonsils were taken out when I was young. What is this?

Either or: It could either a remnant of the old tonsil grew over the years and become a small tonsil and becomes infected. Or the area of your throat is irritated. See your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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I have had a right swollen tonsil for 10 years now and a lump on the right side of my neck under the skin that moves and doesn't hurt and no pain.?

I have had a right swollen tonsil for 10 years now and a lump on the right side of my neck under the skin that moves and doesn't hurt and no pain.?

See your doctor: Many things can cause a tonsil to swell, even persistently. The lump on the right side of your neck suggests that you might have lymph nodes reacting to whatever's causing the tonsil problem. That lump might also be the lymph nodes reacting to a problem in the neck or upper chest. A thorough examination, imaging, and possibly a biopsy are advisable. Please make an appointment to get these things. ...Read more

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Just a week before I had an tonsils surgery. And I am following its treatment and medicines....i got small white bumps on the foreskin and head of my?

Just a week before I had an tonsils surgery. And I am following its treatment and medicines....i got small white bumps on the foreskin and head of my?

? yeast: If you were on a lot of antibiotics recently, a yeast infection is most likely. Clean under the foreskin well and use one of the anti-yeast creams like mycolog or tinactin ...Read more

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I have pain in right ear. It increases while chewing or speaking. Sometimes it goes to upper side towards head sometimes to tonsil.

I have pain in right ear. It increases while chewing or speaking. Sometimes it goes to upper side towards head sometimes to tonsil.

Ear pain: MAY be the result of an infection or the need to have your ears cleaned out. Please see your doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Behind my teeth, just before tonsils the skin on each side of my inner mouth is white. Each side of my soft palate or each side of my uvula

White: Any white lesions should be investigated. The best news you can here is that you are looking at normal anatomic structures. But let a pro take a look to make sure. ...Read more

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I have a small lump behind my left tonsil. No pain, head ache or fever. Just noticed it last night. Something I should be worried about?

I have a small lump behind my left tonsil. No pain, head ache or fever. Just noticed it last night. Something I should be worried about?

Below: Suggest gargling with some warm salt water, 2-3 times per day for the next 3 days,

If this persists, or new symptoms, the DR visit suggested. ...Read more

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Is the epiglottis connected to the left and right sides of the throat by white cord looking skin that attaches near tonsils? Or what would that be?

Not epiglottis: In general, you cannot see your epiglottis which covers the vocal folds. Furthermore, it is a midline structure and not a left and right white structure. You may be looking at the anterior pillars of the tonsillar fossa. Finally, if you have had a tonsillectomy you may be looking at scar tissue. ...Read more

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Dr says I have a virus tonsils are super swollen one white spot on tonsil sore head and neck dr says to ride it out what can I do to help it?

Dr says I have a virus tonsils are super swollen one white spot on tonsil sore head and neck dr says to ride it out what can I do to help it?

Symptomatic care: Antibiotic therapy is most beneficial for hastening resolution of symptoms if instituted within the first two days of illness if you have a + strep test. If your symptoms are persisting you may need to return for reevalution. Also consider testing for mono.
If you want some relief from the pain of sore throat, you can take pain medicine that you can get without a prescription. ...Read more