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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 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 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 recently suffered from what I thought was a cold, but now have raised pimple-like bumps on my throat area causing pain. Should I be worried?

Depends: Depends. Is it progressive? Trouble swallowing, chewing or breathing? If minimal symptoms, wait. If persistent or progressive, see your MD. ...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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Doctor I have pimple in one side of throat (inside, I am having bad throat since a year, dr gave me medicine if not affect then operation. Advise plz

Doctor I have pimple in one side of throat (inside, I am having bad throat since a year, dr gave me medicine if not affect then operation. Advise plz

Pimple on Throat: A pimple on your throat suggests an infection. The pimple should be cultured and you should be placed on oral antibiotics. ...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

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I have pimples/acne (i don't know if there is a difference)in the neck, in front and not one but many. I don't have any throat problem?

I have pimples/acne (i don't know if there is a difference)in the neck, in front and not one but many. I don't have any throat problem?

Understand?: I am not certain I understand your question. You can treat acne with OTC Benzac 5 or 10% (benzoyl peroxide) cream or gel; however, I don't understand the reference to your throat. Please resubmit your question. ...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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Girlfriend has white pimples in the wall of her throat near her tonsils what is this and how do you get it?

Girlfriend has white pimples in the wall of her throat near her tonsils what is this and how do you get it?

Maybe debris in cryp: This may be debris in the crypt of the tonsils. This is fairly common. Sometimes people spit out a piece of foul-smelling white material. This is usually from debris in the crypts of the tonsils. ...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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I have itchy red dots that far away apart and look like pimples but itch. I also have strep throat?

I have itchy red dots that far away apart and look like pimples but itch. I also have strep throat?

Scarlet fever: This rash is a common problem with strep throat. This is called a scarletiniform rash and occurs with 10-20% of cases of strep throat. Your grandma used to call this scarlet fever. As long as you are on appropriate treatment for the strep throat, the rash will clear up along with your other symptoms in about a week. If really itchy can try calamine lotion or oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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I recently lost my voice and now I noticed some pimple type things near my tonsils (on the back of my throat by the uvula). Is this normal. What is this?

I recently lost my voice and now I noticed some pimple type things near my tonsils (on the back of my throat by the uvula). Is this normal. What is this?

? papilloma: There is a small chance that it's something called a papilloma, which is a small round lesion that can be caused by infection with HPV. These can also affect the vocal cords, and could explain your recent trouble with your voice. You need to see an ENT who can look deep into your throat and see if there are any similar lumps around your vocal cords and get a good look at the one you can see. ...Read more

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I have one pimple like sore where my tonsils used to be. Feels like a sore throat.

I have one pimple like sore where my tonsils used to be. Feels like a sore throat.

SORE THROAT?: IT MAY BE SORE THROAT.
HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN THERE?
DO YOU HAVE A FEVER?
SEE YOUR DOCTOR.
FOR TEMPORARY RELIEF SUCK ON ICE CUBES ...Read more

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I see very small pimples without pus on my throat and near to tonsils. Also my tonsils are red for 5 months. I am 25 female. What can these pimples be?

I see very small pimples without pus on my throat and near to tonsils. Also my tonsils are red for 5 months. I am 25 female. What can these pimples be?

Lymphoid hyperplasia: Red globules on the back of the throat are enlarged lymph follicles and are usually caused by chronic irritation from post nasal drip or irritation from chronic relux. Appearance of the throat may look like cobblestone, and is often referred to by that name. Your PCP can evaulate, or ENT or Allergist can assess sinuses and GI for reflux. Smoking of any kind is an irritant and can cause this too ...Read more

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I noticed a sharp pain when I was swallowing water. I checked my throat and saw a white-ish pimple thing on my left tonsil. Some came off with a qtip?

I noticed a sharp pain when I was swallowing water. I checked my throat and saw a white-ish pimple thing on my left tonsil. Some came off with a qtip?

Painful swallowing: Painful swallowing can be due to: a viral or bacterial infection (like strep throat) causing swollen and painful tonsils; tumors (benign or malignant: more often in older patients with other risk factors like smoking, GERD/reflux disease); allergy. Send us photo or consult with us. Otherwise: Have your MD/PCP take a look to be sure it is not due to Strep. ...Read more

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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 (Definition)

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