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Smelly Yellow Chunks In Throat
Just a guess: But if you ever looked at your tonsils before you could have seen some little holes that had such stuff in them. It is the result of old infection. May smell bad. Not worrisome though. ...Read more
Earlier I felt like I had something in my throat, so I tried clearing it and A chunk of what seems to be bloody tissue came out. It has yellow mucus?
Can be benign or not: Causes of your symptoms can be from debris in tonsil pits, chronic nose, throat, sinus or lung infections, or tumors in nose, sinuses, neck, or mouth or lungs. ...Read more
The past 2 weeks I have been having lower right quadrant pain, I don't have an appendix anymore. I had the flu a few weeks back and these foul smelling yellow chunks coming from my throat. Any idea? M, 27y
I am coughing up chunks of mucus, yellow & thick cold 2 weeks but subsiding. Had nasal congestion with yellow mucus now that's gone. Feel it in throat?
Sinus infection?: About 10% of people who had a cold ended up with a sinus infection. Since this has been going on for 2 weeks, it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more
Hello ms. Cannon, I've been having a sore throat and a cough lately. I thought it cleared up after a while but now when I wake up in the morning I hack up a hard brownish reddish yellow chunk. .. (while doing so I feel like I'm choking) It's really big so
See a doctor:
You need to see a doctor in case you need a prescription.
stay well hydrated, and rest
treat some of the symptoms with OTC medicine, like Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever, or Ibuprofen for pain and body aches.
drink hot green tea with a lemon, and honey.
see a physician for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Extreme runny nose w excessive build up in nose causing raw skin w painful dry chunks yellow mucus w blood, sore throat, body aches, see dr or wait?
Nose runny: Think it is time to have you team take a look. ...Read more
I get a lot of what I was told is tonsilitus...I keep getting a lot of smelly white/yellow balls in throat and causes my throat to b dry. Any suggestion?
Food?: The tonsils have crypts (caves) in them. When you swallow, food is pushed back and then to the sides of your throat. This causes food to be pushed into those crypts where it is trapped, mixes with bacteria and can cause bad breath.There is no way to prevent this other than removal of your tonsils. One can use a water pick or other safe manner to remove them. ...Read more
I'm seeing a chunk of small yellowish smelly thing coming out from my throat (tonsil stones) I have sore itchy throat. What should I do?
Doctor visit: You should see a doctor to look at your throat and perform a throat swab. ...Read more
I've had repeated tonsilitis episodes but current year have had sore throat about 4 times but now the tonsils are breaking up into small, smelly, yellow pieces. Should I be worried? I was told that may predispose me to weakened heart (mitral) valves?
NO: Mitral valve disease may occur with rheumatic fever. Rheumatic fever is triggered by group A beta hemolytic streptococcus bacterial infection ["strep throat"]. Penicillin and other antibiotics clear off strep and prevent rheumatic fever. Most strep infections do not cause rheumatic fever. There are other causes of mitral disease, less common, not related to events in the tonsils. If you have tonsi ...Read more
Bad breath: Bad breath could be several things including infection (typically bacterial), tonsil stones or reflux. Bad breath could also result from sinus infection or even allergies. Another cause could be dental caries (cavities) or even dental abscess (infection). Each of these have specific symptoms that should give you some idea of where its coming from. Infections should be treated without delay. ...Read more
Tonsillar crypts: You may have tonsillar crypts or shallow pouches in the structure of your tonsils that can trap food and other debris leading to bacterial overgrowth. I'd recommend gargling with salt water several times daily and drinking plenty of water with meals and throughout the day. If you notice any fever, redness or other symptoms, I'd suggest visiting your PCP or ENT for evaluation. ...Read more
Not Normal: This is not in any way normal or descriptive enough. You need eyes on examination to determine your condition and the treatment for it. ...Read more
Why do I have some yellow or white pus in my amigdalas? Close to the throat, is that bad or normal?
I felt like I had something in my throat so cleared it and a chunk of tissue looking mucus? Came up. What could it possibly be?
A mucous plug: Usually and accumulation and consolidation of mucous from the throat, trachea or lungs. ...Read more
Hi, I have one, tiny yellow spot right at the beginning of my throat. I have no other symptoms. Do you know what this could be a sign of?
Can you manage to to: Take a picture and post it to HealthTap? ...Read more
I have a constant gooey substance in the back of my throat. Sometimes it is clear/whitish, sometimes it is yellow or greenish. What is causing this?
I am experiencing large yellow patches on the back of my throat and they look like fatty tissue. Don't cause any pain had them for a while. Any ideas?
Throat patches yellow: 16 M I am experiencing large yellow patches on the back of my throat and they look like fatty tissue. Don't cause any pain had them for a while. Any ideas? ANS: send pictures. I can see on 2nd opinion. ...Read more
Not normal: Yellow patches at the back of your throat or on your tonsils can be signs of viral or bacterial infection. See your PCP for consultation. ...Read more
See a doctor: This may be an abnormal lesion that requires biopsy, or it may be post-nasal discharge or other things. Difficult to diagnose what you cannot see. Good luck, . ...Read more
ENT doc: Can't say. See ENt doc for exam. ...Read more
Throat bumps: The most likely thing they could be would be mucoceles, small mucous containing cysts. Point them out to your doctor. ...Read more
Yes.: Little smeely white chunks are common in the back of the throat and are known as tonsoliths. Sometimes they can be coughed up or expressed from pockets in the tonsils. They are nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Rule out tonsillitis: To isolate crypt trapping can cause recurrent sore throats and or tonsillitis. You need to be examined and have a throat culture. If that is negative then blood work needs to be done to evaluate for other issues, especially H. pylori. It is the ulcer causing bacteria that can cause halitosis as well. Make sure to brush and floss teeth 3x/dy. Also use a specially designed tongue scraper to preven ...Read more
Normally there are collections of lymphoid tissue in the back of the throat that my look like small bumps.
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Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
My throat has yellow dots and blood all over it, it's swollen and very dis/shaped. What could this be?
Tiny black chunks are coming up my throat? I have acid reflux/lpr but I've never expierence this before
I have two yellow hardened painless lumps in the back of my throat they have been there a couple weeks I'm pretty worried?
There is a pocket thing in the back of my throat full of yellow looking soft rocks. What could this be? They keep coming back after I empty it out.
Tonsils/tonsolith: These are likely your tonsils with crypts that fill with tonsoliths - they are soft white to yellow foul smelling"nuggets" just smaller than bb's. ...Read more
I've been ill with a cold and bad throat, my mucus has now turned yellow and my heads gone really heavy and hurts to look down what does this mean?
Sinusitis?: These symptoms are typical for sinusitis, i.e. the cold involving the sinuses (air chambers) around the nasal cavity. Sometimes it means a sinus opening is blocked, and sometimes it's a bacterial infection on top of the initial cold virus. Try a decongestant nasal spray (look for active ingrediate oxymetazoline). See a doctor if that doesn't help, or ASAP if severe pain or high fever. ...Read more
just looking down my throat with a flashlight and I saw a yellow piece of flesh when I put my tounge down what is it? Likely nothing Ik but curious
I always feel like I have excess mucus in my throat, which seems thick when I am able to bring it up. There have been occasional instances where it is dark in color (dark brown), but is often times yellow tinged in the morning and then clear throughout th
Try Guafenesin: Guafensin is an excellent expectorant, meaning that it helps thin and loosen mucous and helps your body get rid of it. Guafenesin is available over-the-counter, under a number of different brand names including Robitussin and Mucinex, but you can probably get it cheaper by shopping for generic forms. I recommend 400 mg 3 times/day or 600 mg extended release twice a day. Get plain guaifenesin ...Read more
Mucus tends to thicken and turn yellow or slightly green as water evaporates from it. The flow of mucus slows at night, so that in the morning you'll feel the mucus in the throat, and there is an urge to cough or expectorate it.
You can relieve this, by staying hydrated and using a saline rinse to help thin mucus and improve mucus clearance. ...Read more
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