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What doees a white spot inside the throat indicate? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 15-Oct-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor: Please proceed with your query.
User:I was hospitalised in May-2014 with acute follicular tonsillitis for 10 days
User:last month my throat got infected again
User:there was no pain or any other symptom associated with it
User:I just saw a small white spot
User:and i asked doctor in this forum
User:and he advised me to do
User:anteceptic gargle, refrain from taking cold food/beverages and anything seet, including colored beverages
User:I followed these for 5 days and white spot was very negligible
User:so i stopped doing it
User:after 2 weeks again
User:i see white spot
User:on same left size
User:similar size
User:there is no pain but i feel some foreign body on left side of my throat when i swallow saliva
User:should i be concerned?
Doctor:It seems like a bacterial infection
Doctor:If you have no other symptoms you can safely ignore it
Doctor:Antibiotics can be taken if it becomes severe
User:so is it ok to have a white spot in my tonsils all the time?
User:usually i tend to forget it
User:when i am busy
Doctor:I would have given antibiotics if there were many similar spots
Doctor:Since it is single spot and is not giving any trouble it can be ignored
User:but i feel it every 3 days a week
User:and am i expected to take these precautions all the time?
User:Is it ok if i drink cold beer?
Doctor:No you do not need to take them all the time
Doctor:Yes it is ok
User:no need to gargle all the time as well rt?
Doctor:No need to gargle all the time
Doctor:If it becomes worse see an ear nose throat specialist and take treatment
Doctor:Till then have peace of mind
Doctor:Gargling once in a while is ok
User:how do i know that infection is becoming severe and i should go to a doctor
Doctor:If multiple spots appear
Doctor:this spot increases in size
Doctor:you develop pain while swallowing
Doctor:You develop fever due to it
Doctor:Any other symptom related to it and you may see a doctor at thattime
User:Also, there is one more thing
User:while i was hospitalised the doctor tols me that the partition in my nose is slightly tilted
Doctor:Everyone has deviated nasal septum
Doctor:Nothing much to worry about that either
User:and because of this sometimes nose is not clear (one side - sometimes rt sometimes left)
User:so it does not increase severity of my throat infection rt?
Doctor:No it does not
User:ok thanks
User:that will be all
Doctor:It is normal to breathe from one nostril at a time
User:Thanks alot for your advise
Doctor:Thanks for coming on chat
Doctor:Hope it helps you
Doctor:Take care
User:I will
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