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What causes black skin tag on right tonsil?

Monday night a skin tag manifested on my right tonsil and since then has turned black. Some people are scaring me a little saying it could range from an infection all the way up to throat cancer. Any suggestions? I am 21 years old, 6'1" 150 lbs. and have had a history of my throat swelling during the temperature change from the season change but never anything like this.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014
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hello and welcome to Health care magic,

It could be just a membrane which is a benign covering over tonsil which will go away with medication. In any case I would advice you to consult an ENT as soon as possible so that you can have a peace of mind


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