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Hi. I have white spots on my tongue . Last few days other hearts to swallow . What can it be?

Hi. I have white spots on my tongue . Last few days other hearts to swallow . What can it be?

Few possibilities: Depending on the nature of the white spots (size, location, flat/raised, quantity), it is likely either a fungal infection such as candida (commonly), or possibly apthous ulcers. A dentist or physician should be able to identify the cause and provide appropriate treatment. If it is a fungal infection you would need medication. If ulcers, it is self limiting but medication will help alleviate pain. ...Read more

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What are the white spots on my tonsils? My tonsils feel swollen and it hurts to swallow.

What are the white spots on my tonsils?
My tonsils feel swollen and it hurts to swallow.

Doctor can evaluate: New throat soreness or spots can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are 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 in a day or two (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges can decrease throat pain, for 1-2 days. ...Read more

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I have a cut on my tonsil. it hurts to swallow, yawn other than that its ok. no white spots or other cuts. what is it from & how to heal it?

I have a cut on my tonsil. it hurts to swallow, yawn other than that its ok. no white spots or other cuts. what is it from & how to heal it?

Hard to know: How long have you had this? Should heal on its own within a couple of days. If not, need to have it examined. Would suspect trauma (eg chocking on a chicken bone) or maybe tonsil stone related irritation. ...Read more

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I have a cut on my tonsil. it hurts to swallow, yawn other than that its ok. no white spots or other cuts. what is it from & how to heal it?

I have a cut on my tonsil. it hurts to swallow, yawn other than that its ok. no white spots or other cuts. what is it from & how to heal it?

Will heal on its own: The cut on your tonsil, will heal on it's own. Just don't irritate it by yawning too much or touching it. It should heal in the next couple of days. Just continue to monitor it and see if there is any inflammation (puffiness or redness) or pus. ...Read more

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I have swollen tonsils (no white spots) with only slight discomfort/pain when swallowing but otherwise feel fine. What can I do?

I have swollen tonsils (no white spots) with only slight discomfort/pain when swallowing but otherwise feel fine. What can I do?

Swollen tonsils: Hello, it looks like the medications you are using are just the thing. Gargle with warm salt water every time you take a dose of your pain medications. The inflammation should pass in a few days. ...Read more

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I have white spots in the back of my throat, I have no pain although my throat feels a little dry. I was sick and swallowed some phlegm?

I have white spots in the back of my throat, I have no pain although my throat feels a little dry. I was sick and swallowed some phlegm?

Probably nothing: Everyone swallows phlegm. Those white spots are likely food particles stuck in the folds of your tonsils. They are normal. If you get a severe sore throat and fever then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I got white spots on my throat, red tonsils, and a hard time swallowing today?

I got white spots on my throat, red tonsils, and a hard time swallowing today?

Strep vs. virus: Many people assume that white spots automatically mean you have a strep throat, but it could also be a viral sore throat. It's important to differentiate, because you don't need an antibiotic if it's viral. Let your doctor do a throat culture. ...Read more