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What can white patches on my left tonsil mean? The other time i got that and it left by itself. It doesn't feel sore and it's not swollen or painful.

What can white patches on my left tonsil mean? The other time i got that and it left by itself. It doesn't feel sore and it's not swollen or painful.

Food: If you have no symptoms (pain) then thus is likely a tonsil stone which is food mixed with bacteria that have been trapped in the crypts (little caves) of your tonsils (referred to as tonsil stones or tonsilliths). My patients sometimes have success with getting them out with a q tip( if it bothers you..If not you can leave them). ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if your throat is really sore with white stuff in one tonsil?

What exactly does it mean if your throat is really sore with white stuff in one tonsil?

Infection: This could represent either a bacterial or a viral infection. See physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. ...Read more

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What does white spots(no sore throat) on my left tonsil mean?

Food debris: If they are really enlarged it could be food debris that collects on surface. Try rinsing with non alcohol rinse and see if it goes away. You can also try a water pik set on real. Most importantly see your dentist. ...Read more

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No soreness but small bump on tonsil?

Tonsil bump: Most of these are benign mucous filled cysts. Point this out to your doctor to make sure that you are not ignoring something serious. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for sore tonsils ?

What is the best medicine for sore tonsils ?

Sore throat: Please talk to your parents. This is not a forum for children to ask medical questions especially when they may need medical attention. ...Read more

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My tonsils are sore and they have large bloody holes in them??

My tonsils are sore and they have large bloody holes in them??

ENT: Sounds like you should see an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist as soon as possible. Depending on how you feel, I wouldn't wait more than 1-2 days. If you can't get in within the appropriate time frame, try your primary doctor, or the emergency room. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Tonsils are sore but no other bodily symptoms. What might be causing it?

Tonsils are sore but no other bodily symptoms.  What might be causing it?

Tonsillitis: You are probably starting to get an infection in your tonsils. Viruses are the commonest cause, but bacteria can also cause it, and even yeast can. If you develop a fever and aching, or if the pain becomes severe or does not improve in a day or two on its own, you will want to see a doc. Untreated strep can lead to rheumatic fever, which can cause permanent heart damage. That's your biggest risk. ...Read more

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Gettin tonsil removed painful? How long u be sore for & can eat again. Any complications?

Pain after surgery: In young adults, a general anesthetic will be used for tonsillectomy. Once that wears off, there will be pain, which may require a strong analgesic every 4 hours or so. Bleeding is the most common complication. In the beginning, till the scab falls off, mainly drink cold or iced fluids, like gatorade. Avoid any acid (citrus) or spicy foods; soups, jello, ensure. When scab falls off, warm foods. ...Read more

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