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I have little white yellowish smelly things that come from pockets in back of my throat. What is this caused from?

I have little white yellowish smelly things that come from pockets in back of my throat. What is this caused from?

Tonsilloliths.: The surface of the tonsils in the throat have indentations called crypts. It is not uncommon for food particles to be caught in these crypts. They appear as yellow, white smelly things just as you have described. Although you may not like my recommendation, I have operated on a number of patients (tonsillectomy) and have cured all of them. Otherwise live with it. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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At the opening to my throat, I have openings that make like white, smelly clumpy things. It happens often. Is this normal?

At the opening to my throat, I have openings that make like white, smelly clumpy things. It happens often. Is this normal?

Tonsilloliths.: I completely agree with dr. Melder's opinion except the use of 4-6 weeks of antibiotics. This therapy, in my opinion, is much too long and invites the definite possibility of resistant bacteria in the back of the nose. I have had good success with tonsillectomy to completely eradicate this problem. ...Read more

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The side of my throat the. Little ball things I forgot what they are called but the hurt whne I touch them or move my neck, what will help them?

The side of my throat the. Little ball things I forgot what they are called but the hurt whne I touch them or move my neck, what will help them?

Swollen lymph nodes: Is likely what you are talking about. It likely indicates an infection, viral or bacterial. See you doctor who may prescribe antibiotics if it is bacterial. ...Read more

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My throat problem there is not painful but feel unconfortable and bad smell and some times it came out small piece of like suger size bad small things?

My throat problem there is not painful but feel unconfortable and bad smell and some times it came out small piece of like suger size bad small things?

Bad breath may: Result from inadequate oral hygiene: food left behind can break down & cause odor. Tooth decay can also cause mouth odor. Sinus conditions with chronic drainage may add to problem. Infections of throat can cause bad smell as well. Brush teeth & tongue, floss daily; rinse with mouth wash. See fp about sinus/throat infection. See dentist for regular cleaning. ...Read more

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Some yellowishish smelly things in my throat, how do I get rid of them?

Some yellowishish smelly things in my throat, how do I get rid of them?

Chronic Tonsillitis: Probably has Chronic Tonsillitis or an Acute Strep throat. A course of antibiotics and salt water gargles, initially, would be the approach. I think. ...Read more

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I get these yellowish white smelly things sometimes in the back of my throat and I can push them out with my finger what are they?

I get these yellowish white smelly things sometimes in the back of my throat and I can push them out with my finger what are they?

Tonsil stones: These are called tonsilloliths, or tonsil stones. They are not really stones, but are collections of dead cells, mucous, and calcium. They are not dangerous, but can cause discomfort and bad breath. Wikepedia has a pretty good entry on this: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/tonsillolith. You can remove them yourself or have them washed out, or you can have laser surgery to keep them from returning. ...Read more

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Since I was 12 I have experienced these little white things that come from the back of my throat into my mouth, gross oder and make me gag. What r they?

Tonsiliths: This is usually due to tonsils that have lots of grooves in them (cryptic tonsils) that have secretions build up and become hardened. They can be associated with bad breath. Using a waterpik or gargling to dislodge them can help. They are not dangerous. ...Read more

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My throat was hurting for 2 days and I noticed white things on my tonsils yesterday I cant seem to get rid of them they are small what should I do?

My throat was hurting for 2 days and I noticed white things on my tonsils yesterday I cant seem to get rid of them they are small what should I do?

Possibilities: Might be the white ulcers that go along with Strep Throat. If throat is still very sore this must be ruled out. See your doc for an exam and antibiotics if strep is the cause. Then again, these may be little hard white "tonsilliths" which are little pieces of debris and dried pus that are in the tunnels of the tonsils. Tonsilliths can sometimes be gently pushed out with a q-tip. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has bad breath and little white things in back of his throat. Could these be the tonsil stones, and what do we do about it?

My boyfriend has bad breath and little white things in back of his throat. Could these be the tonsil stones, and what do we do about it?

See the doctor: There are many things that can cause halitosis, and since this appears to be a change in the way his breath usually smells, and because of the whiteness that you see in the back of the throat, he should see his doctor to be evaluated. Although these are not likely to be tonsil stones, they do need to be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are simple things you can do to get rid of a cold? I recently got a sore throat, and it's now turning into a small cold. How do I get rid of it?

What are simple things you can do to get rid of a cold? I recently got a sore throat, and it's now turning into a small cold. How do I get rid of it?

Rest and drink...: Viral infections causing colds are best treated symptomatically. There are no medicines that shorten the course of the illness. Simple things you can do to help you feel better include getting plenty of rest and drinking plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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Why I have sore throat (throat infection) with pain 5 times in 2 months? And I feel my spite is not clear and there is some little things in it? Thank

Why I have sore throat (throat infection) with pain 5 times in 2 months? And I feel my spite is not clear and there is some little things in it? Thank

Possible strep: There are several causes for sore throat - virus & bacteria - and you may just be unlucky enough to pick them up from your contacts. However, streptococcus is one particular group of bacteria that can hide in your tonsils and emerge whenever your immune system declines even just a little. Check with your doctor and if it proves to be strep, you may need your tonsils removed. ...Read more

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I have these yellow things on my right tonsil there are only two of them with a little bit of white around it it is a bit swollen and my throat hurts?

I have these yellow things on my right tonsil there are only two of them with a little bit of white around it it is a bit swollen and my throat hurts?

Time to see your Dr.: You didn't mention if you are having fever, chills or other associated symptoms, but it's time to see your doctor with your tonsillar exudates showing, and get treated ahead of other symptoms. Let her/him diagnose and manage you. ...Read more

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What do little white patches in throat mean?

What do little white patches in throat mean?

White patches: Hello, the white patches 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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Having a little pain in throat and coughing a bit?

Having a little pain in throat and coughing a bit?

Possible viral: Infection. Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. For cough- consider use of humidifier. ...Read more

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Why do small little white stinky balls come out of my throat?

Why do small little white stinky balls come out of my throat?

Tonsilloliths: These are likely tonsilloliths (tonsil stones). The tonsils have crevices where bacteria and sloughed cells collect. Your description is very typical of these annoying little things. By using a water pik, you can knock them loose. Getting a tonsillectomy is a last resort. ...Read more

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What is best to take for a tickly throat and being a little stuffed up. So it doesn't get any worse and to feel a little better?

What is best to take for a tickly throat and being a little stuffed up. So it doesn't get any worse and to feel a little better?

Rinse out drainage: The tickle in your throat is likely due to mucous drainage in the back of the throat. Rinsing your nasal passages, with a neti pot or saline rinse bottle and gargling with salt water solution will help. Make sure your are drinking plenty of fluids, especially when taking a diuretic such as hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). ...Read more

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I often experience this, a piece of smelly cheesy cold tht is expelled from my throat from time to time, what is this?, what does itt mean?, am I sick

I often experience this, a piece of smelly cheesy cold tht is expelled from my throat from time to time, what is this?, what does itt mean?, am I sick

Tonsil cheese: Extremely common and nothing to worry about. The tonsils have cavities, caves and crypts in which old food, shed cells and bacteria can form. Occasionally chunks of the stuff will be expressed from the tonsil and come out just as you're experiencing. Sometimes mouth rinses with antiseptic help, sometimes anabiotic's can help and rarely tonsillectomy is indicated. ...Read more

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I have had cobblestoning on my throats and a small, somewhat translucent white spot on my tonsil for the last year. I have HPV 16 and have for a long?

I have had cobblestoning on my throats and a small, somewhat translucent white spot on my tonsil for the last year. I have HPV 16 and have for a long?

Probably unrelated: Presumably your HPV16 infection is genital, perhaps showing up on a pap smear, right? While it is possible your throat is also infected, HPV is not a likely cause of either "cobblestoning" of the throat or the white spot on one of your tonsils. The large majority of HPV infections, including HPV16, are eventually cleared by the immune system. Discuss all this with your doctor & follow her advice. ...Read more

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Are little bumps on your throat normal?

Are little bumps on your throat normal?

Throat bumps: Hello, the bumps you are noticing on the back of your throat are called lymph tissue. They are also referred to as lymphoid studding. They are tonsil-like islands of tissue that are normal. They may be red and inflamed with infection or allergy post nasal drainage. It's always a good idea to confirm this with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is my throat sore and a little pink?

Why is my throat sore and a little pink?

Doctor can check: 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 bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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What is the small white pus type balls from throat?

What is the small white pus type balls from throat?

Tonsil stones: These may be tonsilloliths, or "tonsil stones." The tonsils naturally have "crypts" or deep pockets/tunnels into them. These can collect small food particles and harbor bacteria. These food particles and bacteria collect into small, white/yellow, foul-smelling clumps that may cause localized throat irritation. They may come out on their own or you may express them with a finger, water pick, etc. ...Read more

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What can I do?! small spots on the side of my throat?

Small spots on throa: Gargle warm salt water. It is persists then see your doctor to
Check it. ...Read more

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How can I make my throat clear for good? It freq has little mucus.

How can I make my throat clear for good? It freq has little mucus.

Try some things....: A bit of chronic mucus, presuming it is not thick saliva, may be caused by an irritant, most commonly first or second hand smoke, or air pollution, etc. So firstly avoid any kind of irritating inhalants. If it is caused by a chronic inflammation in the nasal cavity (rhinitis) or sinuses, it can be a post-nasal drip. Try a nasal saline spray few times daily. Gp, or ENT doc should be able to help. ...Read more

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I feel like there is a little chip in my throat. How can I check?

Potato chip?: Food chip is probably gone, but throat scratch remains. If necessary eat a small piece of soft bread to pull the chip with it into your stomach and drink plenty of water. If you have difficulty breathing or swallowing go to hospital immediately or call 911. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have little bumps on the back and side of your throat.

Is it normal to have little bumps on the back and side of your throat.

Usually: Normal to have some things from time to time. Larger or painful or persistent issues need follow up with a medical professional. ...Read more