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Purple Spots On Tonsil
Severe sore throat & fever for over 5 days now.Throat has white & purple spots where tonsils were. No strep/mono, but can barely swallow. Now what?
My son has extremely swollen tonsils, no spots, no discoloration (no red or purple), no pain, just a cough. What could it be?
Dark purple vein and white spot on the back of my throat does not look like or feel like tonsil stones the white spot size of quarter veins thick?
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
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
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
Strep throat or mono: It could be strep tonsilitis or mononucleosis.You need to see your doctor to find out what it is because if it is strep you need to be treated with antibiotics.You need direct examination and culture or spot strep test and if negative may need blood test to rule out mononucleosis.There is a possibility it may be nothing serious. ...Read more
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