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Tonsils Yellow White Spots
Yesterday I got a stuffy nose, with sore & red tonsils. No yellow or white spots on them just some slight painful swallowing. Nothing more. Am I sick?
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Why do my tonsils have yellow areas on them and have white spots by them and have red looking cuts around them as well?
Cause could be viral, bacterial, allergic, or other causes. See your physician.
I am congested and found white spots on my tonsils, have green and yellow snot but don't have any other symptoms of being sick. No pain or swelling.
Tonsil stones: Aka tonsilliths are calcified materials that form in the crevices of the tonsils, composed mainly of calcium, some phosphorus and ammonia (hence the odor--halitosis). The true cause of this nuisance is unknown, but it is often considered harmless. Simple removal with a currette or oral irrigation is often adequate to get rid of them. If u r concerned/bothered by it, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
I get white spots on tonsils some size of green pea a others size of lima bean put my finger on my tonsils and about a teaspoon of yellow white came?
Yellow/white spots on my tonsils complete with a headache and high fever. I've have tonsillitis a lot of times in the past, should I consider removal?
Yes - consider: If they continue to give you so much trouble, I think you should get in to to see an ENT surgeon (ear, nose, throat) and get a good evaluation and assessment. ...Read more
My left tonsil has been swollen now for a good 3-4 months. No pain or white spots. Roof of mouth is yellow/cream.
Swollen tonsil: Consider having a physical examination by a board certified otolaryngologist ...Read more
There's red spots on soft palate, yellowing where tonsils were and possibly white spots on back of throat?
Mouth spots: Do you have any pain and/or fever? Do you feel very tired and worn down? If so, you might be experiencing strep throat. Have you recently engaged in oral sex? If so then you could also have an STD. Go to your doctor ASAP and get it checked out. Many common conditions once diagnosed can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
I have red spots on the soft palate of my mouth and I think there is yellowing where my tonsils were. There's possible white spots on back of throat?
I am having a sore throat. Bumpy looking tonsils and tiny yellow spot. Palatoglossal arch with white spots. What is this?
Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is very painful, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can lessen pain. ...Read more
Sore throat and white spots on tonsils over a week ago. Strep was negative. No more sore throat, but spots are smaller and yellow now. Feels scratchy?
Needs eval for c&s: First on my list is to r/o strep. Initially sounded like strep. Would have been helpful to have culture results from the beginning. I would check with our primary care provider and let him exam you for a better evaluation ...Read more
See a dentist: A yellow tongue and white spots in the mouth caused by oral thrush, leukoplakia, oral lichen planus, canker sores, etc. Some may require further assessment, tests and your Dentist may book a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more
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
Tonsillitus: This tonsillitis could be due to a respiratory tract virus, a strep infection, or be due to infectious mononucleosis. See your physician who will order the appropriate tests and any necessary treatment. In the meantime gargle with warm salt water and use soothing lozenges like cepestat or cepacol. ...Read more
Yes: Yes white spots can indicate tonsilitis.Get a more detailed answer ›
Tonsils: These are tonsilliths, they are retained food particles in you tonsils. The easiest approach is to gargle after each meal. ...Read more
Yes: During early infection have white exudate on tonsils which get enlarged. ...Read more
Viral or bacterial?: This could be a viral infection as it can present with redness, swelling, pain and white patches. Strep throat is another cause but it often has a higher fever and more clinical/body symptoms where the viral is usually more local symptoms. Viral is self limiting but strep can have long term side effects with non-treatment, best to have it checked out by local doc or walk-in clinic. ...Read more
Usually infectious: If persistent see an ENT physician but usually a result of infection. ...Read more
Noticed large tonsil last year when sick no strep a year later tonsil still big but the big white spots have gone could it be cancer?
I have white spots on my left tonsil, they're swollen, and hurt really bad. I had a strep test done 2 weeks ago and it came back negative.?
Why do white spots pop up on my tonsils & they leave holes when I have tonsillitis and ive had tonsillitis more than 5 times is that bad?
Tonsillar stones: The tonsil have crypts which can harbor collection of debris, dead cells and bacteria. This hardens up to become what is called tonsillar stones. It is common in people with recurrent tonsillitis; they usually don't cause any symptoms and can be washed out with warm salt-water gargle. If it causes pain, see a dentist or ENT for evaluation. For recurrent tonsillitis also see ENT. ...Read more
I notice that I have white spots and holes in my tonsils I also took a q tip and whiped my tonsils and it was blood on the q tip what should I do?
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