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White Spots Tonsil Not Strep Thyroid Nodule
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.
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
White spots on tonsils no fever and not feeling sick had a strep test done two weeks ago and it came back negative?
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
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
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
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
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?
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
Just been diagnosed with Strep Group G. I have noticed the white spots in throat for months now. No tonsils, no pain. Is levobact750 the right med?
Possibly: Group G strep, if it causes clinical illness, should respond to Penicillins. ...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
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
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
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?
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
I have white spots on my tonsils, but no fever and not feeling sick. I had a strep test done two weeks ago and it came back negative.?
Should be fine: Doubt significant infection. If you have no symptoms, should be ok. ...Read more
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
I have what looks like blisters on one of my tonsils. It doesn't look like strep (they aren't white spots) more like blisters?
I have a lot of white spots & swelling in my tonsils but when I went to a clinic to get a strep culture done it was negative. What should I do?
Tonsilloliths: A 17 yo female with white spots on tonsils, recent strep culture negative. White spots on tonsils doesn't have to mean infection. Sometimes, debris (old food particles and mouth bacteria) can get stuck in the pockets of tonsils and form tonsilloliths (or tonsil stones). Lots of them can cause some swelling and pain. Gargle with salt water or see dentist/ENT to remove. ...Read more
Tonsils swell and have white spots everytime I get a cold. Strep test comes back sometimes positive and other times negative. Is this normal?
Can be: You may have pitted tonsils that collect debris, causing white spots. This may happen independent of catching the strep bacteria or a viral pharyngitis (which is actually much more common than strep), and it can sometimes happen when you are not even sick. If it is causing you to miss work or school a lot, you may want to see an ENT to discuss getting your tonsils out. ...Read more
Noticed large tonsil last year when sick no strep a year later tonsil still big but the big white spots have gone could it be cancer?
I have white spots on my left tonsil, they're swollen, and hurt really bad. I had a strep test done 2 weeks ago and it came back negative.?
My tonsils are swollen with white spots, and my throats also red with little bumps. I'm a virgin. Not std or strep. Ideas?
Tested?: The majority of these are viruses that gained access to your throat off your contaminated fingers or inhaled droplets. They can be the first stage of a multisystem illness that involves your lungs or digestive tract or just stay in your throat. If you tested negative for strep there is no need for antibiotics. It should self heal over a few days to a week. ...Read more
Strep test was neg but doc said tonsils had white spots so he prescribed cefdinir. I’m on day 3 and throat is still as bad if not worse. Any advice?
I have a cough at night, I smoke. Also white spots on tonsils strep neg. Lung cancer? What do they do to test for it
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Have white spots on my tonsils for 2 months l.I've been on clyndamycin & amoxicillin spots go away then come back. Strep neg & normal throat culture?
Have white spots on tonsils for 2 months. Been on clindamycin and amoxicillin. Spots go away then come back. Strep neg and normal throat culture.
Have you had labs done? Diabetes is in the differential as fungal overgrowth due to high sugar levels. Could also be fungal infection due to side effect of the antibiotic use.
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