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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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Can I have mono with a very enlarged tonsil but without pus and white spots on it?

Can I have mono with a very enlarged tonsil but without pus and white spots on it?

Yes you can.: Many times the tonsils are just enlarged and painful without pus or white spots. You may or may not have fever with it. If you think you might have mono, you should be seen by your physician to confirm that diagnosis and make sure it's not something else, such as strep or an abscess. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with mono/accute ebv. For the past month I've had one or two white spots appear and then disappear on my tonsils, y?

I've been diagnosed with mono/accute ebv. For the past month I've had one or two white spots appear and then disappear on my tonsils, y?

Normal: White spots in the tonsils absent pain, inflammation, or neck node enlargement occurs as a normal cheesy secretion accumulates within the tonsil crypts, and which spots can come and go. Tonsils are part of our immune system, which is so essential. After wwii, it became common and fashionable for many years to remove the adenoids and tonsils, which was probably misguided. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils, doesn't hurt, no bad breath, negative for strep and mono. Swollen neck glands, been treated multiple ways but never went away.

White spots on tonsils, doesn't hurt, no bad breath, negative for strep and mono. Swollen neck glands, been treated multiple ways but never went away.

Candidiasis?: White spots coating anywhere in the mouth, including tonsils, is a typical symptom of oral candidiasis or oral thrush. If it’s oral thrush, white spots on tonsils are due to a fungal infection.
Rec.: see ENT for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Mono & strep test neg. White spots on tonsils won't go away &wbc elevated. Had sore throat for 5 weeks prior to tests but now gone. What could it be?

Glad to hear. ..: ...your sore throat has resolved. The answer may now be more elusive. A visit to your friendly Ear-Nose-Throat doctor may provide some insight into your recent illness and ongoing concerns. ...Read more

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There are yellow spots on my tonsils and it isn't strep or mono. What else could it be?

There are yellow spots on my tonsils and it isn't strep or mono. What else could it be?

Tonsillar stones: Without seeing it - viral inflammation and breakdown of white blood cells can accumulate in the crypts of the tonsils and form concretions that are referred to as stones or in "medicalese" tonsilloliths. They can often be dislodged with a tongue depressor or other blunt object. They are usually foul smelling and can cause bad breath. They are harmless otherwise. ...Read more

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Can white spots always mean strep or mono on your throat?

Can white spots always mean strep or mono on your throat?

Not necessarily....: White spots do not always mean infections like strep or mono. It may be candida (yeast). See your primary doc, ENT or dentist for examination and culture as necessary. ...Read more

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I have these white spots in my throat i, tpok a strep test and a mono tezt both came out negative I am really scared and worried, please help me?

Viral tonsillitis!: Most of the time, > 85 % of the time, it is a viral to tonsillopharyngitis... Looks scary and gross but heals without treatment! Lots of saline gargle and TLC goes a long way! If your feeling better, I would not worry much. Regards! ...Read more

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Could I have mono or strep? Doctor says pharyngitis. Have some white spots/redness. Have had both in past. Rapid strep test said - not tested for mono

Many causes: There are many different potential causes for sore throats. While strep throat and mono are two of the most famous causes, there are many other more common viral (and some less common bacterial) infections which can cause sore throat. If your symptoms do not improve within the next few days or if it becomes increasingly difficult to swallow then you need to see a doctor for follow-up. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have these, white spots, in my throat took test for strep and mono thet both came out negative im feelibg tiredtired scared whst else can it be :/?

I have these, white spots, in my throat took test for strep and mono thet both came out negative im feelibg tiredtired scared whst else can it be :/?

Represents: There are many bacteria and viruses that can be responsible for this. From your tests we know it is not strep or mono. An excellent otc therapy you can get is silver shield from the health food store. There is no bacteria resistant to silver and this high tech form shuts down all active viruses very quickly. Take 1 tsp gargle, swish and swallow four times daily until problem clerared. ...Read more

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Throat culture neg for strep, white patches on tonsils getting larger, red spots on palate, chills, nasal congest, severe body pain. Mono not likely.

Throat culture neg for strep, white patches on tonsils getting larger, red spots on palate, chills, nasal congest, severe body pain. Mono not likely.

Throat infection: It is not possible to provide you any relevant response given that you have provided no information not even your age let alone your medical history. Please discuss your concerns with your parents or your doctor or restate your question with all relevant information. ...Read more

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I have white spots in my throat how do I know if it is mono or just sore throat? I went to my doctor and he said it was not strep and I have no fever.

I have white spots in my throat how do I know if it is mono or just sore throat? I went to my doctor and he said it was not strep and I have no fever.

Could be debris: Some people have "pitted" tonsils that can collect debris or concretions. These areas can get inflamed and cause pain. Also, some viruses can cause ulcers (or little white canker sores) on the tonsils and palate. You may not have strep OR mono, but rather inflamed concretions or a virus. ...Read more

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I have a white pimple like spot on my tonsils. .. I've had mono before and this happened to my tonsils the first time so could it happen again?

Uno Mono: Mono: single, one, once, solo, no mas, finito, fugeddaboudit....unless... you have a serious illness that junks your immune system or you're the one in a billion (well, OK, 1/999, 999, 999) that could get a recurrence for whatever weird reason. But also, are you sure it was Mono before? OK, it was. Good. If the pimple doesn't hurt don't worry about it unless it causes you worry, then see your doc ...Read more

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Mono dx by blood tests. No tonsils, but large lump in left tonsillar space. Has white spot on it. What is it? Will it go away when inflammation goes?

Mono dx by blood tests. No tonsils, but large lump in left tonsillar space. Has white spot on it. What is it? Will it go away when inflammation goes?

Tonsillolith: This is almost certainly a tonsil "stone" from your tonsil being hyperplastic from the mono. The masses are actually keratin. You can dislodge it with a water pick if you wish. ...Read more

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Very large white spot on tonsil. Strep and flu tests negative. Had mono 15 years ago. Severe sore throat, body aches, chills. Why spot if not strep?

Very large white spot on tonsil. Strep and flu tests negative. Had mono 15 years ago. Severe sore throat, body aches, chills. Why spot if not strep?

Calcification: I often see residual white spot like a tiny calcification but usually not significant, try salt water gargles about 3 x/day, warm to hot tap water [not too hot where it burns] 1 oz with 1/8 teaspoon of salt, this may 'sandpaper' it off, if sore throat, could be virus unrelated, if all those symptoms, may have the flu, get tested [nasal swab rapid test] but can't treat if flu after 3 days ...Read more

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How long will white spots on tonsils last?

How long will white spots on tonsils last?

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 ...Read more

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I have white spots on my tonsils. I'm waiting to see an ENT, who hasn't set up an app. How long before I should worry about the infection spreading?

I have white spots on my tonsils. I'm waiting to see an ENT, who hasn't set up an app. How long before I should worry about the infection spreading?

Why wait for ENT?: One's primary care doctor can take care of typical throat infections. An ENT specialist is only needed if there is something unusual about a tonsil problem. Throat infections are among the most common problems we take care of in primary care. Patients are usually seen in the first 2-4 days of symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi, I have had a sore throat on and off for the last 3 months and keep getting white spots on my tonsils. I have now noticed my tonsils have holes in?

Hi, I have had a sore throat on and off for the last 3 months and keep getting white spots on my tonsils. I have now noticed my tonsils have holes in?

Tonsillitis: Cryptic tonsils with tonsilloliths versus tonsillitis. If you have fever, tenderness in your neck and discharge from the tonsils you should have a rapid strep+ throat culture and treatment depending on the size of your tonsils and how difficult it is to swallow. ENT surgeons grade the tonsils +1 to +4, +4 are touching and cause difficulty eating/swallowing. Prednisone and Clindamycin +refer to ENT ...Read more

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Hi, extremely painful throat and ear and white spots on my tonsils, in the last half hour the ends of my fingers have gone numb? Thanks

Hi, extremely painful throat and ear and white spots on my tonsils, in the last half hour the ends of my fingers have gone numb? Thanks

Please go to your: Doc. You need a diagnosis and treatment. White spots on the throat are one thing and numb fingers another. Peace and good health. ...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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Noticed large tonsil last year when sick no strep a year later tonsil still big but the big white spots have gone could it be cancer?

Noticed large tonsil last year when sick no strep a year later tonsil still big but the big white spots have gone could it be cancer?

Tonsoliths: White spots are not important. If enlarged tonsil persists, consider irrigation to heal it see :
www. Grossaninstitue. Com

Some patients shrink the tonsil by chewing Xylitol chewing gum. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a painful tonsils this morning and it seems my throat has white spots similar to when I had strep B last year.

Hi, I have a painful tonsils this morning and it seems my throat has white spots similar to when I had strep B last year.

You probably have: It again or could have Strept A. Seek a health care provider for testing. You don't want to go untreated and risk rheumatic disease if it is Strept A. ...Read more

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I have mono how long will the pus on my tonsils last?

I have mono how long will the pus on my tonsils last?

Can't really say: Every case of mono is different so it is impossible to tell you how long it will last. Make sure you are following your doctor's recommendation and getting sufficient rest. ...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

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Mono (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono, is a contagious illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more