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What Ate The White Spots On My 14 Months Old Tonsils
Old tooth filling fell out. Went to dentist, removed the nerve & put in temp filling. Need extraction. 14 days later: white spots on tonsils. Related?
Maybe 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 likely from some bacteria and it is often considered harmless. Not likely related to your dental work. If u r concerned/bothered by it, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 3 year old has 2 white spots on his right tonsil. He has no fever and says his throat does not hurt but has hardly eaten which sometimes is normal.?
TONSILLAR EXUDATE?: Check with your md to find out what the lesion is. It could be the start of early infection like exudate in the tonsils. ...Read more
I am 40 years old and I had my tonsils removed on 16th October 2016, I now have a very sore throat with white spots that feels like tonsillitis, what ?
Tonsils out at 40 yr: F of unknown age or past medical Hx notes: I am 40 years old and I had my tonsils removed on 16th October 2016, I now have a very sore throat with white spots that feels like tonsillitis, what ? ANS: not certain what the ? is. But call your Drs who did the surgery as they know you best and what is going around now where ever you live or work. ...Read more
Daughter (6 years old) soars on lips and chin she was diagnosed with strep/tonsilitis 4 days ago in the er. White spots on tonsills and in throat. 3 days ago she broke out with what looks like the herpes symplex ( she has gotten the cold saors on her li
Cold : Cold sores or fever blisters are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1) and are extremely common. Most people become infected as an infant or small child when kissed or by sharing eating utensils with an adult who has the virus. The virus is most contagious when someone has a cold sore, but can still be passed along by someone who does not. Many people do not even know that they are infected because the virus can "hide out" in the nerve cells for very long periods of time - for some people it hides out forever and they never get a cold sore. For others, the virus can "wake up" at any time and that's when a cold sore happens. No one knows exactly what causes a cold sore to appear - sometimes stress, illness, fevers, colds, sunlight, cold weather, menstruation, certain foods, allergies, you name it! her strep infection may have caused her cold sore outbreak. They usually last 7-10 days and are more of an annoyance than a danger unless you have a weakened immune system or contract a bacterial infection on top of the cold sore. There is a possibility of a superinfection of the cold sores with staph or strep bacteria called impetigo. If her sores are yellow, crusting and draining, you will want to have her seen by her doctor. She may need a different antibiotic if this is the case. There is no cure for cold sores but there are a few treatments for the symptoms: -over the counter ointments with topical Lidocaine can be used for pain, but will not shorten the course -applying ice and taking Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can help with pain relief -do not pick at it or pop it since that can make it worse -antiviral medications such as valacyclovir are the only treatments known to reduce pain and shorten the course if taken as soon as you know an outbreak is coming. These are prescription medications, so you should discuss these with your doctor. ...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
Tonsillolithiasis: If your throat doesn't hurt or if you don't otherwise feel infected, these could be tonsillar stones, a condition called tonsillolithiasis - completely benign and of no real concern. ...Read more
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