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White Spots On Tonsils Bad Breath
My daughter has a fever, white spots on her tonsils bad breath a very itchy rash everywhere but worse on the soles of her feet and hands what is this?
See your doctor: Fever, rash (typically sandpaper like), headache, vomiting and sore throat may be an indication that your daughter has strep throat. It's caused by group a strep. Sometimes people miss the sore throat and maybe even the fever. After the rash you may get peeling of the hands and feet. If you think you might have scarlet fever, see your doctor soon for a strep test and evaluation. ...Read more
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White spots on tonsils, doesn't hurt, no bad breath, negative for strep and mono. Swollen neck glands, been treated multiple ways but never went away.
I'm not sure if I have strep because I don't have a fever and only white spots on just the left tonsil and not to bad of bad breath im 20 yrs?
Modified Centor scor: No one can look at you w/100% confidence & determine whether or not you have strep throat. That's where rapid strep test or throat culture comes in handy. But even that takes time & money. So we often use modified Centor score (http://www. Mdcalc. Com/modified-centor-score-for-strep-pharyngitis/) to determine your risk for Strep throat. Most sore throats are viral & won't respond to antibiotics. ...Read more
I have noticed a cut in my tonsil, it doesn't hurt, its not swollen and there are no wihte spots, I have a yellow mucus on my throught and a bad breath?
Check with your Dr.: You should consider having this evaluated. Could be a sign of candidiasis or some other disorder. You may have to have your throat swabbed and checked to rule out some types of bacterial infection. Don't hesitate. Go while you still have the problem. Don't wait for it to potentially come back. ...Read more
I thnk I h tonsilloliths. I find today suddenly bad breath and looked wid a torch inside my mouth and find white spot inside. What to do. Is it dangerou?
Dental visit: I suggest an evaluation by a dentist to determine what it is and if it needs treatment. ...Read more
Depends: What you are describing are tonsil stones or tonsilloliths. These are usually associated with bad breath among other things (pain/difficulty swallowing, metallic taste, coughing, ear ache, swollen tonsils). The cause is not clear, but it is thought that food and bacteria tend to collect in little crypts on the tonsil leading to residual calcium deposits or stones. See your doc to be sure ...Read more
STDs: Syphilis and gonorrhea can both present in this manner, along with other potentially serious stds. Would need far more info to try and answer your question in further detail. My suggestion is that if you feel you were exposed to an std go and see a doctor, be examined and tested thoroughly. Good luck. ...Read more
Rule out fungus: The white patches could represent a fungal infection. If you have been on antibiotics, fungus infection may occur. The fact that the white patches are also in the back of the throat suggests some type of infectious disease. My advice is to see an ENT specialist for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more
Could be: White spots on the tonsils could be food particles. The only way to be sure of strep throat is a throat culture. Tonsillitis is a specific diagnosis made by a physician when the tonsils in the throat are red and enlarged and painful. Strep throat does not necessarily indicate tonsil involvement. Obviously you need an objective diagnosis by a specialist. ...Read more
Please see Dr.: Anytime you have a sore throat for over 24 hours, it's best to see the doctor and get a strep test. If it's a virus, all that's needed is symptomatic care, but if it's strep, you need an antibiotic. Untreated strep can lead to rheumatic fever, which can cause permanent damage to your heart and other organs. ...Read more
If white spots on tonsils do not go away with amoxicillin, could it be something other than strep?
Not likely strep: This doesn't sound like strep. Unless you have fever, new sore throat and positive culture, antibiotics are usually avoided. Instead, it may be chronic tonsillitis as others have suggested. Try gargling with baking soda and salt dissolved in water. If the spots persist, seek the care of a local ENT for evaluation. ...Read more
Large white spots on tonsils, large and painful lumps all over them. Tonsils are extremely swollen. Strep test came back negative.
Group C Strep, 8 days of amoxicillin and still some small remnants of white spots on tonsils. Is this normal? What should I do? Thanks
Have had cold approx 1 mth. Strep test from 10/15 neg. No pain some burning, white spots on tonsils have turned into red sores. What to do now?
Needs follow up: You have changes in your condition and it is two weeks since you saw your doctor. Make a follow up visit to find out what is going on. ...Read more
Can recurrent white spots on tonsils be caused by Allergies? Or is it cancer? Non-Smoker, Rarely Drink, 26 F
White spots on tonsils no fever and not feeling sick had a strep test done two weeks ago and it came back negative?
White spots on tonsils. Amox 3 days no improvement. Scraped with qtip. Removed what appeared to be food. Some pain is gone. Keep doing this? No fever.
Tonsillolith: If the white material on your tonsil was solid, it wasn't active pus, but was a tonsillolith or tonsil stone. They are common and can cause sore throat. You can express or scrape them off. Better to gargle regularly to get them off. Some people ultimately get their tonsils out, but that's only if the pain persists and the tonsil stones don't get any better. ...Read more
I oral on a guy 3 wks ago & couple days later white spots on tonsils. After taking amoxicillin white spots smaller is it herpes no bump on lips/cheeks?
I get white spots on tonsils some size of green pea a others size of lima bean put my finger on my tonsils and about a teaspoon of yellow white came?
Old tooth filling fell out. Went to dentist, removed the nerve & put in temp filling. Need extraction. 14 days later: white spots on tonsils. Related?
Maybe Tonsil stones: Aka tonsilliths are calcified materials that form in the crevices of the tonsils, composed mainly of calcium, some phosphorus and ammonia(hence the odor--halitosis). The true cause of this nuisance is unknown, but likely from some bacteria and it is often considered harmless. Not likely related to your dental work. If u r concerned/bothered by it, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Swollen tonsils (white spots on tonsils), fever my doctor told me that if I get it again I will need them out, They have become excruciating pain ER?
ER should check: 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 an abscess. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome (as in this case), recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly. A couple days of throat lozenges and acetaminophen might lessen typical minor pain. ...Read more
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