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What causes pus filled tonsils in throat?

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Posted on Thu, 5 May 2016
Question: Hello I looked into my mouth today and relized both of my tonsils had large holes with white stuff in them and they looked messed up shines a light back there! I have furry tongue and the far back of my tongue is all bumpy if thats not normal....and most places in my throat area are hard to look at. But I feel no pain! Please help
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert (40 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
normal

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You are worried about the appearance of the back of your throat. What you describe is normal. The tonsils with the wholes and white patches are called cryptic tonsils. The tonsil normal has then small crypts and food particles get lodged in the hole. This sets the off the white blood cells to dissolve the food make for white patches. This is normal and we don't do anything about it.

The furry tongue is also normal and the lumps you see in the back of your tongue are the large papillae taste buds. This is normal anatomy and again nothing to be concerned about.

In summary everything appears normal.

I hope I answered your question. Please contact us again if you have any additional questions
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Your welcome

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes pus filled tonsils in throat?

Brief Answer: normal Detailed Answer: Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns You are worried about the appearance of the back of your throat. What you describe is normal. The tonsils with the wholes and white patches are called cryptic tonsils. The tonsil normal has then small crypts and food particles get lodged in the hole. This sets the off the white blood cells to dissolve the food make for white patches. This is normal and we don't do anything about it. The furry tongue is also normal and the lumps you see in the back of your tongue are the large papillae taste buds. This is normal anatomy and again nothing to be concerned about. In summary everything appears normal. I hope I answered your question. Please contact us again if you have any additional questions