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I have a yellow discharge in my tonsils, it's not tonsil stones, just like an ooze and there's some swelling. What could it be? How do I treat it?

I have a yellow discharge in my tonsils, it's not tonsil stones, just like an ooze and there's some swelling. What could it be? How do I treat it?

Tonsillar discharge: Could be infection of tonsils, post nasal drip or possible retropharyngeal abscess. Seek medical attention at doctor urgent care. May consider antihistamine , and gargling with salt water 3 x a day but you also may need antibiotics ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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White tiny spot behind throat near tonsil , but not in tonsil . About months no pain nothing. When sqeez has discharge and appers again same area?

White tiny spot behind throat near tonsil , but not in tonsil . About months no pain nothing. When sqeez has discharge and appers again same area?

Sounds like small ab: Better see your doctor for treatment and stop squeezing. You could easily spread the problem and then you will have a real problem. So see your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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My daughter has a small hole in her throat, near her tonsils. Yellow/creamy discharge came out recently. What is this?

My daughter has a small hole in her throat, near her tonsils. Yellow/creamy discharge came out recently. What is this?

Tonsillar crypt: The surface of the tonsil has multiple crevices or crypts. Sometimes these crevices will become enlarged and fill with a yellow, cheesy looking material which may be a combination of bacteria and extruded cells. They are usually single, except in an acute infection, and often cause minor discomfort. A peritonsillar abscess could drain, but there would be severe sore throat & swelling first. ...Read more

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I have small ulcer/white mark on my right side of tonsil, my ENT doc says Aphthous ulcer, hav nose block/water discharge. slight diff swallow, no pain?

I have small ulcer/white mark on my right side of tonsil, my ENT doc says Aphthous ulcer, hav nose block/water discharge. slight diff swallow, no pain?

Follow ENT Direction: If you have no pain, you should at least do warm saline gargles, but slight difficulty swallowing is an issue. You've not listed what s/he said to do to help with this. They are the expert in their field, and would follow their guidelines for OTC and Rx meds/inhalers needed to resolve your condition as quickly as possible. Also stay away from acidic fruits/foods, and get rest and destress AMAP. ...Read more

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Is white discharge a bad thing?

Is white discharge a bad thing?

See your GP: Small amounts of whitish discharge can be normal but if you are sexually active, this could be an STI such as gonorrhoea or chlamydia. If you are not sexually active this could be a yeast infection or Bacterial Vaginosis (which is when your normal bacteria increases & becomes problematic). In short you need to see your doctor who will take swabs and send to ...Read more

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Im 5 months is white discharge normal?

It may be leukorrhea: Leukorrhea is a normal vaginal discharge (d/c). D/c is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow ; ^ estrogen. It can be thin or thick ; white to yellowish. Leukorrhea usually doesn't cause an odor. If you have a discharge which causes redness, itching, burning, swelling or foul odor – please have it evaluated. ...Read more

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How come I have a lot of white discharge?

How come I have a lot of white discharge?

D/C: What is your gender? If you have clumpy, white vaginal d/c that causes burning & redness wtih no odor - that might be a yeast infection. If this is a secretion that you always have with no odor, no redness, no itching or pain that increases with ovulation (or pregnancy) it could be leukorrhea. If you are concerned please be evaluated by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have white discharge everyday ?

Is it normal to have white discharge everyday ?

Yes.: As long as it does not burn or itch and does not have an odor, daily white discharge is considered normal. ...Read more

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What can this nasty looking white discharge be?

What can this nasty looking white discharge be?

Vaginal?: A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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I have a fishy white discharge and it comes and go?

I have a fishy white discharge and it comes and go?

See your doctor: What you describe is consistent with an overgrowth of gardnerella vaginalis, the cause of bacterial vaginosis which is present in the vagina in over 70% of women. It is quite east to diagnose and very treatable, see your doctor. ...Read more