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Coughed up a lump, smelly. Will it lead to infection?

i had a funny smell in my throat and i have coughed up a small lump of soft whitish matter, it smelt rather bad iam not sick and have no health problems. i seen a lady on t.v that had holes in the back of her throat and they gave her bad breath but unsure of name. no a problem just a bit paranoid incase it builds up and gets infected.
Asked On : Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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I have gone through your query regarding a whitish fowl smelling material which you have coughed out.

Your observations are suggesting that you have chronic tonsillitis with white cheesy material comming out of your tonsils , this whitish material is actually organised pus.

Thus all above indicate for infection and you should consult E.N.T. specialist for thorough examination and treatment.

Answered: Wed, 26 Jun 2013
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