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Originally Posted by mommaToThree
The white on either side is on the tonsils right?.
Originally Posted by mavery
Since you have a throat infection, the white might just be pus?
Did it say what it was supposed to be a pic of?
Originally Posted by supakitty
Yes those are your tonsils, yes they are swollen and the things you're describing are called tonsiliths (tonsil-liths = tonsil stones). They are formed in the crypts of your tonsils from bacteria and other debris. They smell terrible and can be present normally and then in greater abundance when you are sick.
Midwifery student , Mama to my 4 amazing kids.
I have been to the docs about 4 times with the same problem and everyone thst has said they have had em have had their tonsils removed, going back to the docs today. The first doctor said that i may have a cyst behind my tonsils in which a gunky stuff is collectiong in the crypts on my tonsils but the last doctor labelled it as acute tonsilitis, very confusing. I have been told to gargle asprin, gargle salt water and been on a couple of courses of antibiotics and nothing is working!! anyone got any ideas as to anything that may work?
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