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Stinky White Things In Back Of Throat
I have little white yellowish smelly things that come from pockets in back of my throat.What is this caused from?
Tonsilloliths.: The surface of the tonsils in the throat have indentations called crypts. It is not uncommon for food particles to be caught in these crypts. They appear as yellow, white smelly things just as you have described. Although you may not like my recommendation, I have operated on a number of patients (tonsillectomy) and have cured all of them. Otherwise live with it. ...Read more
I get these yellowish white smelly things sometimes in the back of my throat and I can push them out with my finger what are they?
Tonsil stones: These are called tonsilloliths, or tonsil stones. They are not really stones, but are collections of dead cells, mucous, and calcium. They are not dangerous, but can cause discomfort and bad breath. Wikepedia has a pretty good entry on this: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/tonsillolith. You can remove them yourself or have them washed out, or you can have laser surgery to keep them from returning. ...Read more
I get white smelly stuff comes up from the back of my throat. Comes straight up and I have to spit it out. What is it?
Other Symptoms?: How do you feel otherwise? Smoke? This could be coming from your sinuses, or your stomach, or even your lungs. How long has this been going on for? Just when you wake up, or throughout the day? If it persists, if you can cleanly catch some of "the stuff" (without mixing it with your saliva) save it and get it examined. ...Read more
What does it mean if the amount of debris (white, smelly) in back of your throat + on your tonsils is noticeably increasing?
Loose white buildup at back of throat as of 3 days ago.Ear has been clogged for 3 months now, has begun to infrequently produce black smelly discharge?
Stabbing pain right back upper throat, periodically. Red place there. Also bottom very back molar has smelly pus when rubbed sometimes on same side?
Wisdom tooth ?: From your explanation that is what it appears to be. Most probably infected. May have a large cavity.... those teeth are very hard to keep clean. Please see your dentist ASAP. An infection in that area can quickly turn deadly if the swelling closes off your airway. All the best... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My boyfriend has bad breath and little white things in back of his throat. Could these be the tonsil stones, and what do we do about it?
See the doctor: there are many things that can cause halitosis, and since this appears to be a change in the way his breath usually smells, and because of the whiteness that you see in the back of the throat, he should see his doctor to be evaluated. Although these are not likely to be tonsil stones, they do need to be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more
At the opening to my throat, I have openings that make like white, smelly clumpy things. It happens often. Is this normal?
Tonsilloliths.: I completely agree with dr. Melder's opinion except the use of 4-6 weeks of antibiotics. This therapy, in my opinion, is much too long and invites the definite possibility of resistant bacteria in the back of the nose. I have had good success with tonsillectomy to completely eradicate this problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have some white patch like things at the back of my throat they have been there for some time. Doesnt hurt or not raised or anything. Is it normal?
I would see: an ENT Dr for this if it has been present a long time. ...Read more
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