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Swollen tonsils with whitish clear lumps and yellow dots, back of throat red and irritated. Cause?

I have about 4 visable whiteish clear lumps on my right tonsil and 2 visable yellow dots on my left one. my tonsils are swollen and the back of my throat is very red and irritated. My throat hurts very bad and i have difficulty swallowing some. What could be the cause of this? This has happened about 3 times in the past 2 months or so.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
hello and welcome to HCM,

The whitish lumps are called the tonsillolith or tonsil stones which are collections over and inside the tonsils in areas called the crypts.These are harmless and self limiting which gets better over time with medications and general measures.

However if the symptoms are recurring and since you are getting recurrent such lesions it is advisable that you consult an ENT who may advice treatment which can be in the lines of medication or even removal of tonsil which can cure the problem

get well soon

take only warm fluids and do salt water gargle

Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Thu, 22 Aug 2013
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