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What are the white things in my tonsils ?
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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Food and stuff
The tonsils have crypts (caves) in them. When you swallow, food is pushed back and then to the sides of your throat.
This causes food to be pushed into those crypts where it is trapped, mixes with bacteria and can cause bad breath.There is no way to prevent this other than removal of your tonsils.One can use a water pick or other safe manner to remove them.Other times it is from pus from infection.

In brief: Food and stuff
The tonsils have crypts (caves) in them. When you swallow, food is pushed back and then to the sides of your throat.
This causes food to be pushed into those crypts where it is trapped, mixes with bacteria and can cause bad breath.There is no way to prevent this other than removal of your tonsils.One can use a water pick or other safe manner to remove them.Other times it is from pus from infection.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: White Clumps Tonsils
Clumps of bacteria, white blood cells, and occasionally fungus are found on the surface of infected tonsils.

In brief: White Clumps Tonsils
Clumps of bacteria, white blood cells, and occasionally fungus are found on the surface of infected tonsils.
Dr. Robert Knox
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Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Tonsilliths
Tonsilliths or cryptoliths.
Trapped mucus and bacteria within the small pockets (crypts) of the tonsils.

In brief: Tonsilliths
Tonsilliths or cryptoliths.
Trapped mucus and bacteria within the small pockets (crypts) of the tonsils.
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
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