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Lupus And White Spots On Tonsil
There's red spots on soft palate, yellowing where tonsils were and possibly white spots on back of throat?
Mouth spots: Do you have any pain and/or fever? Do you feel very tired and worn down? If so, you might be experiencing strep throat. Have you recently engaged in oral sex? If so then you could also have an STD. Go to your doctor ASAP and get it checked out. Many common conditions once diagnosed can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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, sometimes thrush infection in immunocomprised patients may show as white, greyish and purplish spots on tonsils. ...Read more
Lump on neck, lump on back of tongue, white spot on tonsil, red dots on tongue (look like large paepelle), white coating on tongue, ear/throat pain.
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 "super sore", recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat infections can occur along with tongue and ear symptoms. ...Read more
White coating on tongue, blotches on back of throat, 2 months, no tonsils. Http://s14.Postimage.Org/rwzi8byhd/throat.Jpg
Back of tongue & throat are white &roof of mouth has red spots.Bumps on back of tongue&very small white spots on tonsils.No pain or fever.Strep maybe?
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
White patch on gums that wiped off. Small white dots on gums that won't wipe off and white and yellow spots on tonsils! what could be the problem?
Needs to be seen: These types of situations require a personal one on one clinical evaluation and cannot be diagnosed over the internet, sight unseen. Will merely listing some possibilities actual benefit you? See your dentist to start who may refer you to a physician if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Tiny bumps on soft palate, drainage march 2013, bumps on the back of throat, throat isnt sore, white spot on uvula with red outline. Possible hpv?
Sore throat, abcess on uvula, white puffy tonsils, red spots on the roof of my mouth, and some white spots around the uvula, what's wrong with me?
Red spots on body and tiny (whitish) raised bumps on hand. Are these symptoms of anything serious?
Fordyce spots: What you describe are known as fordyce spots. These are a variant of sebaceous glands (the glands that normally produce sebum and are usually found within hair follicles). Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands without hair follicles. They are present in 80-95% of adults. They are generally harmless and do not require any treatment. If it is cosmetic concern then see a board certified dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly some relief: White spots on tonsils typically are either food or from strep bacteria - strep throat. See your MD for evaluation and swab as needed. Mouthwash - listerine which kills bacteria - may offer some help temporarily. Hot salt water rinses will also soothe. (1tsp salt / 10-12 oz. water). Get in to be seen and treated and back to comfort. Good Luck. ...Read more
I've had tonsillitis w/o strep for a month, just finished 15 day course of amoxicillin, still have white spots on tonsil; sore throat. Do I need more
Unless your Strep is resistant to amoxicillin, and the infection was Strep, it should have resolved by now. Please discuss with your doctor if a consultation with an ENT specialist is warranted.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I have lupus and I get these spots in mt mouth like excessive skin hanging is this from the lupus?
Unlikely: Unless you are describing painful oral ulcers it is unlikely to be related to lupus. If you are concerned have it evaluated. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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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My tonsils are extremely swollen and there are white spots covering the entirety. What could be wrong?
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
I have these white spots on what I'm sure are my tonsils..what could it be? Strep? Nodes? How can I get them to go away?
Tonsils swell and have white spots everytime I get a cold. Strep test comes back sometimes positive and other times negative. Is this normal?
Can be: You may have pitted tonsils that collect debris, causing white spots. This may happen independent of catching the strep bacteria or a viral pharyngitis (which is actually much more common than strep), and it can sometimes happen when you are not even sick. If it is causing you to miss work or school a lot, you may want to see an ENT to discuss getting your tonsils out. ...Read more
My right tonsil was in pain for 1 week but is much better now.The pain is almost gone but white spots have appeared (both tonsils) what can this be?
May need strep test: Sore throat and tonsillitis symptoms usually are evaluated by a rapid strep test in addition to an exam. If there are strep germs, antibiotics such as Amoxil (amoxicillin) are needed. Some tonsils get whitish stuff in "holes" in the tonsils; with the stuff being called tonsil stones, and the holes called tonsil crypts. ...Read more
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