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Whats The White Stuff That I Sometimes Get In My Tonsils
Debris: The material is a combination of old food, shed cells from the tonsils, and bacteria. It is sometimes called tonsil stones but i prefer to call it tonsil cheese. Sometimes antibiotics can help but if it's a problem often the only cure is to remove the tonsils. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get these white chunks in my tonsil and around my tonsil there are things like pimples that have that white stuff too, how do I get rid of it?
Should i see a doctor? Do I have tonsil stones? Okay so about a year ago my tongue developed white bubbles in the back. I figured it'd go away so i ignored it. Then, my tongue started to get white stuff on it, which i would scrap off but it'd come back so
Depends: Tonsil stones are little white stones visible in the tonsils (located on the lateral areas of your throat). People with tonsil stones feel like there is "something annoying" stuck in their throat and are constantly trying to clear it. A film on your tongue is not unusual. Most people need to brush or scrape their tongue regularly to clean this film away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get from what i've read is a tonsil stone a white build up in a crater of my tonsil that comes out and back a lot. Should i worry? Hurts sometimes
Tonsils swell and have white spots everytime I get a cold. Strep test comes back sometimes positive and other times negative. Is this normal?
Can be: You may have pitted tonsils that collect debris, causing white spots. This may happen independent of catching the strep bacteria or a viral pharyngitis (which is actually much more common than strep), and it can sometimes happen when you are not even sick. If it is causing you to miss work or school a lot, you may want to see an ENT to discuss getting your tonsils out. ...Read more
I sometimes get white spots on my tonsils. It's never strep. Doc says allergies. They always go away but are acc. By sinuses. Is this common?
Very common: This is always a difficult diagnosis since differentiating between infections and allergic responses is not always straight-forward. Allergy can easily produce sinus congestion and other symptoms. ...Read more
Few thoughts.: It could be post nasal drip (mucus that drains from the back of the nose). It could be saliva. If you're having pain, fever, or feeling otherwise sick, it could be exudate from a bacteria or virus. Sometimes people get little white stones that are embedded in the tonsils too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have one of those white hard thing stuck in my tonsil for 7 months now I can see it but I can't get it out it?
Tonsillith: The tonsils have crypts in them. Debris accumulates in them and form "stones" or "tonsil-liths". They can be the cause of bad breath and have some associated discomfort. If you cannot take the end of a blunt tooth brush and express it out, and it is a source of problems. For you, see your pcp or ENT and have them examine the area. Gargle alot with salt water. ...Read more
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