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I have chest pains and I'm spitting out a lot of phlegm with some blood on it. My tonsils have some white spots on them and I don't have a cough.?

I have chest pains and I'm spitting out a lot of phlegm with some blood on it. My tonsils have some white spots on them and I don't have a cough.?

Upper respiratory: If u have fever then u should see a doctor. It is most commonly upper respiratory tract infection. It may be tonsillitis I your tonsils hurt. Most of the time upper respiratory tract infection resolves without any antibiotics. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) ...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?

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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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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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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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

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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?

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?

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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Tonsils swell and have white spots everytime I get a cold. Strep test comes back sometimes positive and other times negative. Is this normal?

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

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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?

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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What are white spots on tonsils?

What are 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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What are the causes of blisters and white spots on your tonsils?

What are the causes of blisters and white spots on your tonsils?

Several causes: Blisters on the tonsils usually means a viral illness. White spots can mean viral, bacterial or fungal (yeast). If you are having a problem get seen by your pcp or an ent. ...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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White spots on tonsils won't go away?

White spots on tonsils won't go away?

White spots persisti: You should see your doctor as it may be mononucleosis, strep tonsillitis, or sme white food stuck in the tonsilla crypts or thrush infection. ...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