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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 no fever and not feeling sick had a strep test done two weeks ago and it came back negative?

Stones: May have tonsillar "stones" which are deposits in tonsillar crypts which have been previously inflamed. If you have no symptoms, don't worry about it. You should be fine. If this is causing anxiety, then see a doctor. ...Read more

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Slight pain swallowing - on the one side with white spots on tonsils. No fever; had a headache yesterday morning but throat didn't start hurting or white spots until middle of night. Just a few white spots on one side of tonsi.

Slight pain swallowing - on the one side with white spots on tonsils. No fever; had a headache yesterday morning but throat didn't start hurting or white spots until middle of night. Just a few white spots on one side of tonsi.

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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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?

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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Tested positive for strep a white spots on tonsils. (negative for glandular fever.) penicillin vk for 21 days and spots came back. Now have ear ache?

Tested positive for strep a white spots on tonsils. (negative for glandular fever.) penicillin vk for 21 days and spots came back. Now have ear ache?

Strept Secrets: Bacterial group a strept infection is often associated with fever, enlarged lymph nodes and the tonsillar "white spots" known as exudates. These are a white cell (pus) response from the lymph tissue (tonsils) just below the surface and can recur if inadequate treatment or chronic infection. Tonsillar stones (saliva/mucous/food particles) are what people often see in the folds of the tonsils. ...Read more

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Small white spots on tonsils with no pain, no fever, no sore throat when swallowing. Although I do feel a discomfort out dry feeling when swallowing?

Small white spots on tonsils with no pain, no fever, no sore throat when swallowing. Although I do feel a discomfort out dry feeling when swallowing?

White spots: Hello, the white spots in 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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Reoccurring white spots on left tonsil, hurts, with fever?

Reoccurring white spots on left tonsil, hurts, with fever?

Tonsillitus: This tonsillitis could be due to a respiratory tract virus, a strep infection, or be due to infectious mononucleosis. See your physician who will order the appropriate tests and any necessary treatment. In the meantime gargle with warm salt water and use soothing lozenges like cepestat or cepacol. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my tonsils, but no fever and I'm not feeling sick. I had a strep test done 2 weeks ago and it came back negative.?

I have white spots on my tonsils, but no fever and I'm not feeling sick. I had a strep test done 2 weeks ago and it came back negative.?

Normal tonsils: Adult tonsils have crypts, which make little tonsil stones. These are the white spots. This is normal. If they are really irritating, an antibiotic might help to settle them down. If that doesn't work sometimes we do a tonsillectomy. In most cases if I describe the surgery to someone with a concern about these, they opt to leave it alone. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my tonsils with no fever. I have been like this for over a week and have no cold symptoms. Also have gallbladder pain?

I have white spots on my tonsils with no fever. I have been like this for over a week and have no cold symptoms. Also have gallbladder pain?

"Cryptic": Tonsils is a name for tonsils with craters containing mucous and usually associated with frequent attacks of tonsillitis. You may need them removed!! See an ENT (Ear Nose Throat) Specialist!
The "gallbladder" pain is a whole different issue. MORE INFO is needed about that....

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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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.

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

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Mild sore throat w ear ache for a few days. Now, I have white spots on tonsils and orange spots on back of throat. No fever. Some sinus drainage?

Mild sore throat w ear ache for a few days. Now, I have white spots on tonsils and orange spots on back of throat. No fever. Some sinus drainage?

Sounds like a sinus: Problem. May not require antibiotics as usually don't give early unless meet specific criteria but there are comfort measures doc can provide for you. Feel better! ...Read more

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I have white spots on tonsils. No sore throat, no fever. Mild muscle pain. Throat culture negative. Dr said it looks painful but its not. Been 1 week?

I have white spots on tonsils. No sore throat, no fever. Mild muscle pain. Throat culture negative. Dr said it looks painful but its not. Been 1 week?

Tonsilloliths: I bet that is what they are. These are masses of keratin. They eventually work their way out or you can attack them with a water pick. They can cause bad breath. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before seeing a doctor with tonsillitis? No fever or symptoms other than sore throat and red spots on tonsils.

How long should I wait before seeing a doctor with tonsillitis? No fever or symptoms other than sore throat and red spots on tonsils.

Spots on tonsils: Spots on tonsils are called an "exudate." exudates are common in many throat infections and have no specific importance in diagnosis. Persistent fever, trouble swallowing and/or pain determine need to be examined. The more intense or longer these persist, the more one needs to see the doctor. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils means?

White spots on tonsils means?

Infection/mucous: Could be an infection, especiaaly if there is pain or discomfort, or it could be mucous in the tonsil crfypts. Best to see your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils no pain?

White spots on tonsils no pain?

Tonsils: The are likely tonsilliths, these are food particles that become lodged in the tonsil. Often times gargling after eating will keep this from happening. ...Read more

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What are white spots on tonsils?

What are white spots on tonsils?

White spots on tonsi: Commenest cause of white spots on the tonsills is streptocaccal infection. But it can be caused by infectious mono nucleosis, some time white food particles may be stuck in the tonsillar crypts. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils won't go away?

White spots on tonsils won't go away?

White spots persisti: You should see your doctor as it may be mononucleosis, strep tonsillitis, or sme white food stuck in the tonsilla crypts or thrush infection. ...Read more

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How long will white spots on tonsils last?

How long will white spots on tonsils last?

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

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Coughing at night, white spots on tonsils, no pain, what could it be?

Coughing at night, white spots on tonsils, no pain, what could it be?

Many causes: There are many possible causes of coughing at night, and if this persists you should see your doctor for an evaluation. Tonsilitis, oral thrush, bronchitis, allergies are all possible. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils not strep?

Tonsillar concretion: Food debris can collect in the crypts of the tonsils. These pellets can really smell bad. ...Read more

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What is it called when someone has white spots on tonsils?

White spots on tonsi: Commenest cause of white spots on the tonsills is streptocaccal infection. But it can be caused by infectious mono nucleosis, some time white food particles may be stuck in the tonsillar crypts. ...Read more

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If white spots on tonsils do not go away with amoxicillin, could it be something other than strep?

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

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Large white spots on tonsils, large and painful lumps all over them. Tonsils are extremely swollen. Strep test came back negative.

Large white spots on tonsils, large and painful lumps all over them. Tonsils are extremely swollen. Strep test came back negative.

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT re tonsillectomy. The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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