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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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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?

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. ...Read more

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I have two white spots on my tonsils and also a sore throat?

I have two white spots on my tonsils and also a sore throat?

Please see Dr.: Anytime you have a sore throat for over 24 hours, it's best to see the doctor and get a strep test. If it's a virus, all that's needed is symptomatic care, but if it's strep, you need an antibiotic. Untreated strep can lead to rheumatic fever, which can cause permanent damage to your heart and other organs. ...Read more

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I am having a sore throat. Bumpy looking tonsils and tiny yellow spot. Palatoglossal arch with white spots. What is this?

I am having a sore throat. Bumpy looking tonsils and tiny yellow spot. Palatoglossal arch with white spots. What is this?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is very painful, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can lessen pain. ...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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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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I don't have strep but I have white spots on my tonsils, what are they?

I don't have strep but I have white spots on my tonsils, what are they?

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. Viruses are the main causes of white discharge on tonsils. ...Read more

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Help please! I'm having white spots on my tonsils that fill the 'holes/cracks'?

Help please! I'm having white spots on my tonsils that fill the 'holes/cracks'?

Tonsil Stones: These are food particles lodged in the tonsils. They are not unusual and can be treated by cleaning them, gargling and removing them with qtips. They are a nuisance most of the time and not a problem with your health. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils means?

White spots on tonsils means?

Infection/mucous: Could be an infection, especiaaly if there is pain or discomfort, or it could be mucous in the tonsil crfypts. Best to see your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils no pain?

White spots on tonsils no pain?

Tonsils: The are likely tonsilliths, these are food particles that become lodged in the tonsil. Often times gargling after eating will keep this from happening. ...Read more

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My tonsils and uvula are really swollen and there's white spots on them what's goin on?

My tonsils and uvula are really swollen and there's white spots on them what's goin on?

Viral or bacterial?: This could be a viral infection as it can present with redness, swelling, pain and white patches. Strep throat is another cause but it often has a higher fever and more clinical/body symptoms where the viral is usually more local symptoms. Viral is self limiting but strep can have long term side effects with non-treatment, best to have it checked out by local doc or walk-in clinic. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils not strep?

White spots on tonsils not strep?

Tonsillar concretion: Food debris can collect in the crypts of the tonsils. These pellets can really smell bad. ...Read more

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What is it called when someone has 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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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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I have like white spots on my tonsils and it feels swollen, but it doesn't hurt. Should I be worried?

Tonsils: There are a couple of things that occur frequently on the tonsils or in the tonsils. The first is tonsil stones. These are usually firm and white and essentially are debris within the normal crypts of the tonsils. Another common problem is a mucocele. These don't hurt, either, but are usually yellow in color. Best to get your PCP or an ENT to look at them for you. ...Read more