White Spots on Tonsils – Tonsil Stones!
Our tonsils, one on each side of the back of the throat, are the integral part of the immune defense shield and are intended to fight off bacteria and viruses that we come in contact with. If these foreign invaders affect tonsils, they may become enlarged, scarlet red and be covered by little white spots filled with pus.
White spots on tonsils could also be called tonsil stones if you suffer from recurrent persistent strep infections or your tonsil tissues are extremely porous. Little particles of food, dead white cells get trapped in the little pores or crypts causing cryptic tonsils condition. Cryptic tonsils create a perfect flora for breeding bacteria and can give you bad breath, sore throats and overall sense of poor health.
Some individuals can clearly see white spots on tonsils and can even try removing them by themselves at home. Some white spots on tonsils remain small while others increase in size and get hardened and give a sense of a foreign body in the back of the throat and tremendously foul odor. In a bad case of cryptic tonsils a patient might be recommended a tonsillectomy, a procedure to remove tonsils.
If you experience white spots on tonsils along with recurring fewer, sore throat, pain in your neck and joints, you are advised to see a doctor and you might be prescribed antibiotics for strep throat.
Untreated strep throat can result a series of complications that usually come 2-4 weeks after the onset of strep throat like scarlet fever, sinus, ear infection, and even heart and kidney damage.