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What are the causes of blisters and white spots on your tonsils?

What are the causes of blisters and white spots on your tonsils?

Several causes: Blisters on the tonsils usually means a viral illness. White spots can mean viral, bacterial or fungal (yeast). If you are having a problem get seen by your pcp or an ent. ...Read more

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Red blood dots(blisters) on tongue, disappearing in 1 or 2 days then appear again.Some on tonsils.Also a flush color bump behind tonsil on arc.Causes?

Red blood dots(blisters) on tongue, disappearing in 1 or 2 days then appear again.Some on tonsils.Also a flush color bump behind tonsil on arc.Causes?

Dots on tongue: Difficult to say without more information, a medical history, and a clinical/visual examination. Any abnormal or unusual lesion that reoccurs or lasts longer than 10 days needs to examined. See your dentist, an oral surgeon, or an ENT specialist for an examination. ...Read more

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I have a 3 year old child that has swollen tonsils and blisters on her tongue. What is this caused by?

I have a 3 year old child that has swollen tonsils and blisters on her tongue.  What is this caused by?

Probably viral: Blisters on the tounge with swollen tonsils is most often caused by a virus. There are other cause possible. Sometime strep can cause the swollen tonsil while the tounge could be due to a vrus at the same time.. Might want to see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have had swollen/slight pus-sy tonsils and clear blisters on back of throat for years. Causes nil symptoms but bad breath. What could this be?

I have had swollen/slight pus-sy tonsils and clear blisters on back of throat for years. Causes nil symptoms but bad breath. What could this be?

Tonsilar Crypts: They are natural craters in the tonsils that collect debris then sometimes can cause bad breath or bother you,. A dentist can remove them. Or you can try mouthwash. ...Read more

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I have one blister on my tonsil. It's clear and a little puffy. It doesn't hurt though and I feel perfectly normal what could this be?

I have one blister on my tonsil. It's clear and a little puffy. It doesn't hurt though and I feel perfectly normal what could this be?

Tonsil blister: Hello. It is hard to determine why your tonsil is irregular without examining you. It may represent a crevice or crater on the surface of your tonsil that could be totally normal. Another possibility could be a benign mucus cyst which also could be normal. See your ENT for confirmation. Good luck. ...Read more

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There's a blister on my tonsil, is it herpes?

There's a blister on my tonsil, is it herpes?

Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no active lesion, a blood test can be performed to determine if there are antibodies against any recent or past herpes infection. ...Read more

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My tonsiles are full of blisters and they hurt really bad I hardly been eating and it hurts when I swallow.What should I do ?????

My tonsiles are full of blisters and they hurt really bad I hardly been eating and it hurts when I swallow.What should I do ?????

Tonsillitis : See your doctor soon and get A thorough examination of the mouth and throat. You may need a throat culture. You likely need antibiotics and pain medication but this decision will be made by your doctor. Don't suffer, go get help. ...Read more

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I have what looks like blisters on one of my tonsils..It doesnt look like strep (they arent white spots) more like blisters?

I have what looks like blisters on one of my tonsils..It doesnt look like strep (they arent white spots) more like blisters?

R/O TONSILITIS: You need an exam and throat culture. Blisters tend to be viral ie HSV1 vs HSV2. Other viruses may cause blisters as well. While u are waiting gargle with salt water/VITc 5gm /zing 100mg and lots of ginger tea ...Read more

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I have a fluid filled small blister on my palatoglossal arch that keeps reoccurring. I don't have tonsils. What could this be? I've had it for weeks

I have a fluid filled small blister on my palatoglossal arch that keeps reoccurring. I don't have tonsils. What could this be? I've had it for weeks

Sialocele: It's quite common to have a blocked minor salivary gland which will fill with a clear mucus material. They can spontaneously rupture and then recur. Sometimes they can be treated with cauterizing or silver nitrate in the office with your ENT specialist. They usually are of no major concern or significance. As always, seeing the problem is helpful, so get checked by an ENT md. ...Read more