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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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One white pimple in back of throat. Only mildly sore/red. What could it be?

One white pimple in back of throat. Only mildly sore/red. What could it be?

Doctor can look: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...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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I had a tonsillectomy 2 weeks ago, and am still experiencing pain on 1 side of my throat and have developed these white pimple things. What are they?

I had a tonsillectomy 2 weeks ago, and am still experiencing pain on 1 side of my throat and have developed these white pimple things. What are they?

Have your throat: rechecked by your surgeon or primary care doctor. It may be perfectly normal and part of the healing process, but we can't tell that for sure on this platform. ...Read more

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I have a pimple on my throat exterior?

I have a pimple on my throat exterior?

Pimple: Hard to tell from your description. Do you have a pimple on your neck? ...Read more

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I see small pimple type bump in right side of throat, it sometimes pain sometimes doesn't, its long term since so many months. What is that?

I see small pimple type bump in right side of throat, it sometimes pain sometimes doesn't, its long term since so many months. What is that?

Bump in throat: It could be something caught in your tonsil. You can it checked out by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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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