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White Stuff In My Tonsils
Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Sore?: If your throat is sore and you see white exudate (pus balls) then you can gargle with salt water or half/half peroxide and mouthwash for relief.. It would be best to be seen to be sure it is not strep throat. If you see white balls and are not ill, they could be tonsilliths or trapped food particles, which are not a problem. Gargling also helps remove them. A visit will help clear that up. ...Read more
The back of my throat behind my tonsils have small whitish yellow bumps and my tonsils and back of mouth have small red veins everywhere. Concerns?
Difficult to tell: by only reading the description. Best to have exam by your physician, especially if you are experiencing symptoms (e.g., throat pain, fever, chills, pain with swallowing, etc.) to determine what the small bumps in the back of your mouth are and to evaluate the small red veins. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rule out fungus: The white patches could represent a fungal infection. If you have been on antibiotics, fungus infection may occur. The fact that the white patches are also in the back of the throat suggests some type of infectious disease. My advice is to see an ENT specialist for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more
My tooth extraction hole is full of yellowish white color stuff. I noticed when I swished my mouth with salt water the yellowish white stuff came out.
Food keeps coming up my throat, and white tiny balls appear near my tonsils. I also haven't pooped in 3 days. Whats wrong?
Tonsilloliths: These are likely tonsilloliths (tonsil stones). The tonsils have crevices where bacteria and sloughed cells collect. Your description is very typical of these annoying little things. By using a water pik, you can knock them loose. Getting a tonsillectomy is a last resort. ...Read more
I am experiencing swollen tonsils with holes in (quality: little white or yellowish spots on tonsils) .
Tonsoliths: Usually these are on little importance. The white stuff is dead white cells and debris. If there is pain, Clear.ease Lozenges are good for reducing swelling. If you want to remove the white stuff, the oral irrigator that comes with the Hydro Pulse Nasal/Sinus irrigator is designed for removing these particles and reducing swelling of tonsils. Great for snoring too. ...Read more
Medical condition: Usually when there is a change in tongue tasting and abnormal tongue morphology with no reason, there is a need tin seeking for medical help. Sometimes it is because the influence of your food/medication you currenly have or sometimes is from unbalanced hormone or degeneration of sensry nerve, salivary glands or dry mouth condition, and...Etc. Please consult with your physician for answer. ...Read more
I had a fowl taste in my mouth, stuck my finger in between my cheek and a bunch of white paste came out. The consistency was like white toothpaste. ??
I woke up with a sore throat, white veins on my tonsils and dark red veins on the back of my throat.
I have a white coating on my tounge and like kinda dark red enlarged spots at the back of the tounge it looks like my taste buds at the back enlarged?
Normal: white coating is normal and should be able to be brushed off (if not I would have your dentist eval the area) and the spots in the back of the tongue are the "bitter" tastebuds can become enlarged at times and also regenerate from time to time. No worries. Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. http://htap.us/28qexs ...Read more
Tonsilliths: White concretions in tonsils are common. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more
My tonsils are filled with white spots & they are inlarged . I have big red bumps in the back of my throat , what is it ?
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