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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.

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.

Candidiasis ?: White spots coating anywhere in the mouth, including tonsils, is a typical symptom of oral candidiasis or oral thrush. If it’s oral thrush, white spots on tonsils are due to a fungal infection. Rec.: see ENT for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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Dry mouth and dry blood on tongue and bloody phlegm . Can it be caused from thyroid nodule ? Have been diagnosed with a 1cm nodule calcified within .

Dry mouth and dry blood on tongue and bloody phlegm . Can it be caused from thyroid nodule ? Have been diagnosed with a 1cm nodule  calcified within .

Not related: Thyroid calcifications will not bleed into the oral cavity. Dry mouth (and likely dry throat and nasal passages) will often result in blood from the gums or the delicate tissues of the nose. A bloody nose can reveal itself inwardly ("post-nasal drip") or externally when the nose is blown. Have your. ...Read more

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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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I sometimes get white spots on my tonsils. It's never strep. Doc says allergies. They always go away but are acc. By sinuses. Is this common?

I sometimes get white spots on my tonsils. It's never strep. Doc says allergies. They always go away but are acc. By sinuses.  Is this common?

Very common: This is always a difficult diagnosis since differentiating between infections and allergic responses is not always straight-forward. Allergy can easily produce sinus congestion and other symptoms. ...Read more

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Does white spots on tonsil mean strep?

Does white spots on tonsil mean strep?

Sometimes-not always: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Im not sure if i have strep because i dont have a fever and only white spots on just the left tonsil and not to bad of bad breath im 20 yrs?

Im not sure if i have strep because i dont 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

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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

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Certainly have tonsillitis or strep after two weeks of a cold I now have white spots and SWOLLEN tonsils, what to do till I go todrs tomorrow 4swelling?

Certainly have tonsillitis or strep after two weeks of a cold I now have white spots and SWOLLEN tonsils, what to do till I go todrs tomorrow 4swelling?

Ibuprofen: You can take up to four 200mg pills 4x daily. When you see your doctor they can talk about prescription medication such as antibiotics and possibly oral steroids for pain/swelling. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a painful tonsils this morning and it seems my throat has white spots similar to when I had strep B last year.

Hi, I have a painful tonsils this morning and it seems my throat has white spots similar to when I had  strep B last year.

You probably have: it again or could have Strept A. Seek a health care provider for testing. You don't want to go untreated and risk rheumatic disease if it is Strept A. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils, strep throat or tonsilitis?

White spots on tonsils, strep throat or tonsilitis?

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

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I don't have strep but I have white spots on my tonsils, what are they?

I don't have strep but I have white spots on my tonsils, what are they?

Normal: It may be normal to have some discharge or tonsillar exudate, that resides in crypts within the tonsils. They can be related to retained food particles that are degraded by saliva and bacteria, which can cause the foul odor. Viruses are the main causes of white discharge on tonsils. ...Read more

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I have these white spots on what I'm sure are my tonsils..what could it be? Strep? Nodes? How can I get them to go away?

I have these white spots on what I'm sure are my tonsils..what could it be? Strep? Nodes? How can I get them to go away?

Tonsillolithiasis: If your throat doesn't hurt or if you don't otherwise feel infected, these could be tonsillar stones, a condition called tonsillolithiasis - completely benign and of no real concern. ...Read more

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I have a white spot on my tonsil and found out I have a 9mm nodule on my thyroid on the same side. Could they be related?

Tonsil spot: If there is no soreness in your throat, the spot is most likely a tonsil stone or a small mucocele, both benign issues. It would not be related at all to a thyroid nodule. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils not strep?

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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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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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

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

Group C strept: This type of infection requires prolonged antibiotic treatment. Ten days of oral therapy or one injection of intramuscular benzathine penicillin is the treatment of choice. Always seek the advice of your own physician regarding any medical questions or conditions. ...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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