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White Stuff In My Tonsils
Usually not: If no pain, fevers, or trouble swallowing, "white stuff on tonsils" is usually just sebaceous secretions or cellular debris that your tonsils are collecting, filtering, in doing their job. Nothing wrong, nothing to treat. ...Read more
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I just opened my mouth and saw a lot of white stuff under my tonsils to the left of my epiglottis?
If I have strep would the white stuff on my tonsils be coming off. Like it comes off into my mouth and kinda has a bad smell. It's just uncomfortable.
Strep: As you take your antibiotics for strep and gargle the "white stuff" will come off. Your breathe will smell better and your should watch who you kiss the next time ...Read more
I'm having symptoms of what seems to be strep throat. As I have white stuff around my tonsils. I recently had oral sex. Could that have been the cause?
Normal finding: The tonsil tissue sheds over time like your regular skin. During and after infection there is more superficial tissue that needs to shed, and requires you that resume eating well. The mechanical action of swallowing will strip some of this heaped up debris. The more roughage you ingest the more tonsil cleaning it will do. Minimal appetite during an illness allows it to heap up. ...Read more
Hard to tell: Without seeing you it is hard to tell what is going on. I would suggest seeing a dentist with experience in diagnosing oral pathology.. ...Read more
I have a sore throat and when I looked to chck it out I seen white stuff near my tonsils. Should I be worried and visit the doctor?
Can you please tell me what you think I might have. I have a sore throat, white stuff on my tonsils, a cough, my nose is stopped up, headache, and it'?
Dr. Can check throat: 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 irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more
I have yellow bumps at the back of my throat and some white stuff near my tonsils, I had a sore throat and then it went, I already suffer with headaches so that isn't helping, what is it? I can't see a doctor till tomorrow...
OTC Meds. Saline: OTC cold meds. Saline gargles. Humidify air in home. Stay well hydrated. ...Read more
I have a cold and lots of phlegm and mucous. And I noticed I have white stuff on my tonsils. No sore throat just a headache and drainage. What is it?
I'm not sure if I should go to the hospital or not. My throat is nearly closed and it is extremely painful to swallow anything. My throat is red and there is white stuff coating my tonsils. Also my lymph nodes are extremely swollen.
Infectious: Mononucleosis likely but you should get a strep test ...Read more
Tonsil stones, white stuff on tonsils, my tonsils are swollen, but they don't hurt very much and bad breath I haven't been with anyone in 5 months hlp?
I have a 102 fever and the right side of my throat is so sore. There's white stuff on my right tonsil (looks like string cheese). Ideas?
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. Other causes can be infection so when in doubt, check it out. ...Read more
Few thoughts.: It could be post nasal drip (mucus that drains from the back of the nose). It could be saliva. If you're having pain, fever, or feeling otherwise sick, it could be exudate from a bacteria or virus. Sometimes people get little white stones that are embedded in the tonsils too. ...Read more
Possible infection: If the tonsils are bleeding with white discharge then you have an infection. See your primary care doctor for treatment. ...Read more
Swollen left tonsil for a while. No symptoms, no pain, no white stuff on it either. What could this be?
Certainly a mild cold could do this (and there is a cold going around that has made the front page sections!)
Other mild viruses such as mononucleiosis, or tumor, or other infection would be expected to do much more than mild increase in shize of one tonsil. ...Read more
Tonsil have weird white stuff I can squeeze out of it. Along with some yellow white liquid. Should I be worried?
Weird white stuff: The weird white stuff can be remnants of foos stuff caught within crypts or crevices present in your tonsils this can be a normal occurence. ...Read more
I just got my tonsils out on the 12th of june. Its been 6 days since my surgery. When can Ieat normal food? Like pizza, n hot stuff
If my tonsils where producing white stuff as a result of infection does the absence of the white stuff mean that the infection is healed?
I had my tonsil removed and today is recovery 9 and ive been bleeding heavy to the point where I was coughing up some gooey stuff help plz!?
My right tonsil is two to three times the size of my left and every so often there is some hard yellowish/whitish stuff that I take out with a q-tip?
Tonsil: The white stuff sounds like a tonsil stone which is common. Generally if one tonsil is much bigger than another we recommend tonsillectomy to look for an explanation of the assymetry ...Read more
I have this white stuff in my tongue that comes off when I scrape it and it bleeds when I do and also my tonsils have holes on them could it be trush?
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