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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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What does it mean if I have white pimples in back of throat?

What does it mean if I have white pimples in back of throat?

White pimples: Hello, the white pimples n 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

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I have these white zit looking pimple things on my throat there very tiny and my throat is dry should I worry? What could it be ?

I have these white zit looking pimple things on my throat there very tiny and my throat is dry should I worry? What could it be ?

May be infection: White things on the throat sound like there could be a throat infection, especially if one has a sore throat and some swollen lymph node glands in the neck. A primary care doctor can evaluate to see what the problem is, and prescribe antibiotics if there is a strep throat infection. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as throat pimples. If so can they actually pop and have white stuff that smells like an actually pimple or cyst.

Is there such a thing as throat pimples. If so can they actually pop and have white stuff that smells like an actually pimple or cyst.

Food particles stuck: This is usually food particles that got stuck in small crypts of tonsils or pharynx and bacteria accumulate to cause the smell but not infected. No treatment needed. Mouth wash gargle can help. ...Read more

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I have white bumps on the back of my throat. They seem like a pimple. I can pop them with my finger nail. What could this be?

I have white bumps on the back of my throat.  They seem like a pimple.  I can pop them with my finger nail. What could this be?

Tonsilliths?: This sounds like tonsilliths. The only permanent cure is tonsillectomy, however, one safe way to get them out if they hurt is to use a water pick. ...Read more

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1 white spot in throat 4 2 months.no painsoft looks like pimple. Put on azythromycin for it.how long to clear/ doc doesn't know what it is. Any ideas?

1 white spot in throat 4 2 months.no painsoft looks like pimple. Put on azythromycin for it.how long to clear/ doc doesn't know what it is. Any ideas?

White spot in throat: Many of these are aphous ulcers and other minor viral manifestations. However if this is present for 2 months and not changed with medications DEFINITELY see and ENT physician for a thorough oral evaluation to rule out something more serious going on ...Read more

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Sensation of hair swallowing uncomferbAle feeling in throat, white pimples on back of tongue and weird feeling on back of the tongue ?

Glossitis: possible inflammation of the tongue and the back of the tongue, near the taste buds. Should be checked. Advise warm water gargles and glycerine-zinc losenges ( Cold-Eze) ...Read more

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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


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