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Old 06-27-2005, 11:12 PM   #1
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White 'stuff' in tonsils

Does anyone else have problems with that white stuff in your tonsils? On occasion I have to push on my tonsils and get that stuff out. Lately I've noticed that I have a red painful bump by one of my tonsils in the area that I push on to get that junk out. If I don't touch it for a couple days the pain/bump go away but then it comes back the next time I try to 'clean out' my tonsils. Any idea what that might be? Or does anyone know of any oral medication I can use on it? Thanks!

 
Old 06-28-2005, 12:12 PM   #2
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Re: White 'stuff' in tonsils

this is more of ENT subject.

surface of tonsil is not smooth, and food can accumulate.
inflammation of tonsil is pretty common.

if it bothers you too much, tonsilactomy is an option.

 
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Old 06-28-2005, 12:23 PM   #3
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Re: White 'stuff' in tonsils

Do a search on tonsil stones. You probably have tonsil crypts (divots or pockets in your tonsils) & mucous, bacteria and other debris get stuck in the crypts. See an ENT if it is bothersome.

 
Old 06-29-2005, 08:56 PM   #4
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Occassionally, I'll have an ongoing boute of those tonsil white thingies. It took me forever to find out what they were. I have to dig them out. Yes, see an ENT tonsil specialist. That's what I did. But mine are so intermittent, that I'm not too worried. They are less as I've gotten older. My 30's was the worst years for them, although I'm not sure why. Hope mine don't get bad again.

 
Old 07-11-2005, 01:12 AM   #5
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Re: White 'stuff' in tonsils

I've been getting that stuff for years and years - it started with a very bad case of strep throat. Ever since then I get the white stuff on occasion. I don't know what ETF is/means....I'll run over there now!

 
Old 07-02-2009, 01:11 PM   #6
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Re: White 'stuff' in tonsils

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Does anyone else have problems with that white stuff in your tonsils? On occasion I have to push on my tonsils and get that stuff out. Lately I've noticed that I have a red painful bump by one of my tonsils in the area that I push on to get that junk out. If I don't touch it for a couple days the pain/bump go away but then it comes back the next time I try to 'clean out' my tonsils. Any idea what that might be? Or does anyone know of any oral medication I can use on it? Thanks!

 
Old 07-02-2009, 01:33 PM   #7
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Re: White 'stuff' in tonsils

It is a combination of bits of food, mucus, sinus drainage, etc., that collect over time. For me, it also occurs pretty rarely but once, I kept on tasting and smelling a horrible odor and taste in my mouth that was a lot like tooth decay. I flossed, brushed, tongue scrapped, mouthwashed, but it didn't go away. Then, I looked down my throat and saw a large amount of that white nasty stuff protuding from a large "crypt". I pressed against it with a Q-tip and --Eww!--gobs of cottage cheese-like stuff that tasted and smelled like a stinking corpse gunked out. Once it did, my breath was fresh again. A friend who knows a dental hygienist told me to gargle with diluted hydrogen peroxide every two to three days. This will dissolve whatever is fermenting in those little holes. DO NOT SWALLOW IT!! Note: this won't work on those tonsil stones, which are a different animal altogether. For this, you need an ENT to remove them. Sorry.

 
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