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Hard White Spots On Tonsils
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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.
Depends: What you are describing are tonsil stones or tonsilloliths. These are usually associated with bad breath among other things (pain/difficulty swallowing, metallic taste, coughing, ear ache, swollen tonsils). The cause is not clear, but it is thought that food and bacteria tend to collect in little crypts on the tonsil leading to residual calcium deposits or stones. See your doc to be sure
If white spots on tonsils do not go away with amoxicillin, could it be something other than strep?
Not likely strep: This doesn't sound like strep. Unless you have fever, new sore throat and positive culture, antibiotics are usually avoided. Instead, it may be chronic tonsillitis as others have suggested. Try gargling with baking soda and salt dissolved in water. If the spots persist, seek the care of a local ENT for evaluation.See 1 more doctor answer
Large white spots on tonsils, large and painful lumps all over them. Tonsils are extremely swollen. Strep test came back negative.
Group C Strep, 8 days of amoxicillin and still some small remnants of white spots on tonsils. Is this normal? What should I do? Thanks
Group C strept: This type of infection requires prolonged antibiotic treatment. Ten days of oral therapy or one injection of intramuscular benzathine penicillin is the treatment of choice. Always seek the advice of your own physician regarding any medical questions or conditions.See 1 more doctor answer
Have had cold approx 1 mth. Strep test from 10/15 neg. No pain some burning, white spots on tonsils have turned into red sores. What to do now?
Needs follow up: You have changes in your condition and it is two weeks since you saw your doctor.Make a follow up visit to find out what is going on.
STDs: Syphilis and gonorrhea can both present in this manner, along with other potentially serious stds. Would need far more info to try and answer your question in further detail. My suggestion is that if you feel you were exposed to an std go and see a doctor, be examined and tested thoroughly. Good luck.
Can recurrent white spots on tonsils be caused by Allergies? Or is it cancer? Non-Smoker, Rarely Drink, 26 F
No: This often caused by tonsil stones, trapped food particles, or infection but not by allergy per se.
White spots on tonsils no fever and not feeling sick had a strep test done two weeks ago and it came back negative ?
Stones: May have tonsillar "stones" which are deposits in tonsillar crypts which have been previously inflamed. If you have no symptoms, don't worry about it. You should be fine. If this is causing anxiety, then see a doctor.
White spots on tonsils. Amox 3 days no improvement. Scraped with qtip. Removed what appeared to be food. Some pain is gone. Keep doing this? No fever.
Tonsillolith: If the white material on your tonsil was solid, it wasn't active pus, but was a tonsillolith or tonsil stone. They are common and can cause sore throat. You can express or scrape them off. Better to gargle regularly to get them off. Some people ultimately get their tonsils out, but that's only if the pain persists and the tonsil stones don't get any better.
I oral on a guy 3 wks ago & couple days later white spots on tonsils. after taking amoxicillin white spots smaller is it herpes no bump on lips/cheeks?
I get white spots on tonsils some size of green pea a others size of lima bean put my finger on my tonsils and about a teaspoon of yellow white came?
Rule out fungus: The white patches could represent a fungal infection. If you have been on antibiotics, fungus infection may occur. The fact that the white patches are also in the back of the throat suggests some type of infectious disease. My advice is to see an ENT specialist for a specific diagnosis.
Old tooth filling fell out. Went to dentist, removed the nerve & put in temp filling. Need extraction. 14 days later: white spots on tonsils. Related?
Maybe Tonsil stones: Aka tonsilliths are calcified materials that form in the crevices of the tonsils, composed mainly of calcium, some phosphorus and ammonia(hence the odor--halitosis). The true cause of this nuisance is unknown, but likely from some bacteria and it is often considered harmless. Not likely related to your dental work. If u r concerned/bothered by it, consult doc. Good luck.See 3 more doctor answers