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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 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

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My right tonsil is swollen no white spots but it looks like a bigger tonsil behind it dark colour neck glands/ear painful can't swallow without pain?

Seek medical care: This may be an infection such as a peritonsilar abscess. This is an infection typically of a unilateral tonsil which presents with one sided throat pain radiating to the ear and there may be swollen glands on the side of the infection. Other possibilities could be neoplastic (cancer). ...Read more

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Hi I just recently got a sore left tonsil it's just red with no white spots I'm not sick I have no fever and no cold it hurts when I swallow ?

Hi I just recently got a sore left tonsil it's just red with no white spots I'm not sick I have no fever and no cold it hurts when I swallow 
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Enlarged red tonsil: Tonsils are part of the immune system & can be affected by virus, bacteria, allergies. If tissue around tonsil is inflamed, see doc right away as may have peritonsillar abscess. Viral infxn (mononucleosis) usually associated w/ swollen glands. Allergies normally would affect both sides. Try gargling with warm salt water. See doc for exam for early strep throat or abscess condition & tx options. ...Read more

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Hello, i have one swollen tonsil on the right side, no pain, no white spots, no difficulty swallowing just a bit discomfort in my right ear.cough & co?

Hello, i have one swollen tonsil on the right side, no pain, no white spots, no difficulty swallowing just a bit discomfort in my right ear.cough & co?

U Described symptoms: You have described your symptoms. Do you have a question? If you are looking for a diagnosis, then you should use HealthTap Prime or talk to your primary physicians, as there are many conditions which cause swollen tonsils & plugged ears. Strep throat, scarlet fever, tonsillitis, lymphoma, & viral infections are some of the causes. More info & space for communication is needed for good diagnosis. ...Read more