Re: White lump in throat
Here's your opportunity to start the rest of your life by quitting smoking. At least that risk will be lowered for future dilemas related to smoking...and even if this is a benign situation, you shouldn't use it as an especially if excuse.
Is it sticking out of the tonsil area? or in a separate area?
Some squeeze their tonsils out and that might be helpful in relieving that. I do, and it's totally gross to even admit it. If you have continual problems with tonsil stones, eventually you might beg to get them out...I tried, to no avail. Ticks me off that it has to be part of my hygeine regimen.
Basically, you should get it sorted out by seeing the doc eventually if it doesn't go away.
It's all a matter of perspective!