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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


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Yellowish debris come from tonsils.yellowish Pimple like dot on one tonsil that is constant.frm 2 mnths having this condition had pharyngitis in start?

Yellowish debris come from tonsils.yellowish Pimple like dot on one tonsil that is constant.frm 2 mnths having this condition had pharyngitis in start?

Sounds like strep: Get to your primary and have it looked at, you probably need antibiotics, and if you are on ampicillin and it's still there then get back in to doctor. ...Read more

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Small white pimple on tonsil. Not a stone. No pain. Can't scratch it off. Been there a month. No other symptoms. What could it be?

Small white pimple on tonsil. Not a stone. No pain. Can't scratch it off. Been there a month. No other symptoms. What could it be?

Probably benign: at 25 years of age this is probably benign. If you smoke quit. If this does not resolve by itself you need to see an ENT ...Read more

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Red pimple looking thing next to one of my tonsils? Small, doesn't hurt, hard to see (can only see with flashlight). I'm 18 yo female, nonsmoker.

Red pimple looking thing next to one of my tonsils? Small, doesn't hurt, hard to see (can only see with flashlight). I'm 18 yo female, nonsmoker.

Worsening see doctor: The "pimple" like thing on your tonsil may represent scar tissue, a tonsillar tag(benign irregularity), or an early tonsil stone (tonsilith). If there is no sore throat or pain on swallowing it can be followed. Gets worse; see your doctor. ...Read more

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My lingual tonsil is inflamed and looks like a pimple. Should I pop it? If not how can I get rid of this?

My lingual tonsil is inflamed and looks like a pimple. Should I pop it? If not how can I get rid of this?

Don't touch it: Even if it looks "like a pimple," tonsils are structurally different tissue and should not be instrumented except by a professional. That said, if you have associated symptoms such as sore throat, fever, etc., you should be seen promptly. It may be as simple as a viral infection, or worse, strep, or worse--an abscess. You may need antibiotics or surgical drainage. Go see your doc! ...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?

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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I'm 18 years one month old I have a red dot a pimple like lump on my right tonsil I had HFMD a few days ago Theres a sharp pain sometimes?

I'm 18 years one month old 
I have a red dot a pimple like lump on my right tonsil 
I had HFMD a few days ago 
Theres a sharp pain sometimes?

Hand, Foot & Mouth: Disease lasts 7-10 days. The throat lesion is probably part of the " herpangina" caused by the virus. If you are concerned, see your doctor, who may prescribe a mixture you can gargle to relieve the pain. ...Read more