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I get white patches on the side of my throat. It is Painless and I can scrape it off. What could it be? It resembles cottage cheese appearance.

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Food particles

You are probably getting tonsilliths.
Which are food particles trapped in pockets or folds in your tonsils call crypts. They are only a problem if they cause bad breath or infections. You may remove them if they bother you.

In brief: Food particles

You are probably getting tonsilliths.
Which are food particles trapped in pockets or folds in your tonsils call crypts. They are only a problem if they cause bad breath or infections. You may remove them if they bother you.
Dr. Lonnie Smith
Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Dr. Seth Black
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Possible thrush

Needs clinical evaluation and probable microscopic examination.
Could be fungal infection like candida. May need a medication like mycelex (clotrimazole) troch or nystatin. See an oral surgeon

In brief: Possible thrush

Needs clinical evaluation and probable microscopic examination.
Could be fungal infection like candida. May need a medication like mycelex (clotrimazole) troch or nystatin. See an oral surgeon
Dr. Seth Black
Dr. Seth Black
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