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White Spot over Tonsils - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   hi
User :   i am noticing a white spot in my tonsil since few days
Doctor :   ok
User :   earlier it was one but today morning i m seeing another one
Doctor :   ok
User :   wht this is?

Doctor :   can I ask few relevant questions?
User :   sure

Doctor :   can you see your tonsils inside your own mouth properly?
User :   ya
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is the shape of the spot?
User :   roundish
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   both?
User :   one is very small
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there any pain?
User :   no

Doctor :   any sore throat?
User :   very little not at all significant

Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so you were looking at the tonsils regularly out of curiosity?
User :   not really
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then?
User :   i happened to notice just like that

Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   there are various glands and membranes covering the tonsils
User :   k

Doctor :   even the channels of lymphatics
Doctor :   and many cells daily die and regenerate
User :   k

User :   k
Doctor :   as per your description they seem to be absolutely normal
User :   so wht is to be done

Doctor :   as it is normal so nothing need to be done
Doctor :   after sometime they will disappear and other will appear
User :   but before tht i havent seen in my life

Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when are you looking at your tonsils regularly?
User :   i cant recall but not too often

User :   does sore throat hv any connection

Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   as you are not having any symotoms
Doctor :   so it seems to be normal
User :   ok

User :   so, in other case wht may be the causes of this kind of thing?

Doctor :   generally the white membrane is due to fungal infection in the mouth
User :   k
Doctor :   but in that case there will be intense pain
Doctor :   fever
Doctor :   and many other symptoms
Doctor :   are you with me?
User :   ya
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   one more thing, so u mean to say there is no cause of worry at all

User :   ?
Doctor :   I am not saying that there is no cause for worry
Doctor :   All I am saying is that you not be alarmed
Doctor :   with your problem
User :   k
Doctor :   Please be relaxed and
User :   worry means something can be very serious?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   it cannot be very serious
User :   k
Doctor :   but better maintain a track of it
Doctor :   so in future you will be better informed
Doctor :   is it ok with you?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   if it increase in numbers or size as well, then wht to do?
User :   or keep it like that only
Doctor :   if there are any symptoms like sore throat fever etc then only you should worry
User :   for fungal infection right?
Doctor :   not only for fungal infection
Doctor :   fungal infection is rare
User :   then?

Doctor :   any other bacterial infection
User :   k

User :   normally how many days it takes to go

Doctor :   it is normal
Doctor :   it is a normal process
Doctor :   it may disappear in 10-15 days
Doctor :   and may reappear later
User :   k

User :   thanks a lot for the information
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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