The disease, characterized by swollen tonsils with white spots is referred to as tonsillitis (angina). It can be caused by bacteria and viruses, or else occur on the ground of blood diseases. Tonsillitis involves the risk of such complications, as abscess, lymphadenitis, sepsis, rheumatism, polyarthritis and pyelonephritis. Therefore, swollen tonsils with spots are an alerting symptom, urging the patient to visit an otolaryngologist. Read more..
There are several diseases, accompanied by the occurrence of ulcers on tonsils. For example, Vincent’s angina, induced by a specific incitant agent, is characterized by this very peculiar symptom. Initially, it can take a practically asymptomatic course; however the disease is threatening with possible complications. Agranulocytosis and leucosis constitute a totally different matter. These diseases are aggressive in themselves, while ulcerous tonsillitis is just one of its evidences. In any case, ulceration of the mucous membrane of tonsils is an alerting symptom, which requires additional examination by an otolaryngologist. Read more..
Appearance of white pus in tonsils is one of the symptoms of tonsillitis. This bacteria induced disease assumes a certain risk, associated with the development of complications, such as rheumatism, affection of the heart and kidneys. It is usually provoked by streptococci; however we also distinguish between specific, viral and even oncology related tonsillitis. Only the otolaryngologist can identify the type of this disease and prescribe effective treatment, which is either limited to conservative therapy or requires surgical intervention. Read more..
Tonsils present assembly of lymphadenoid tissue. They can be infected by viruses, bacteria, and fungi. To find out the cause of white spots on tonsils; it is necessary to visit an otolaryngologist since various diseases might feature similar symptoms while their treatment is totally different. After all, the main reason for visiting a clinic is receiving adequate therapy, aimed at complete recovery. Read more..
Small white spots appear on the tongue in the presence of catarrhal stomatitis, which can be allergic, systemic and trauma induced in the case of herpetic infection and Candidiasis. The last mentioned two conditions obviously indicate to immune deficiency (chronic or impermanent). The treatment of these pathologies cannot be exclusively local. Complete recovery is only possible through the elimination of the ultimate cause. To do this, it is required to undergo thorough clinical examination. Read more..
White patches on the tongue are not the exfoliated epithelium, which has “gathered some trash”. They form in the result of such diseases, as stomach ulcer, gastritis, colitis, pancreatitis, and cholecystitis. The tongue can also be covered with fur on the background of inflammation of tonsils, decompensation of diabetes mellitus, heart diseases, and the acute leukosis. White patches on the tongue can take a form of rash under the influence of herpetic or fungal infection. All of these diseases require thorough clinical examination, while the therapeutic methods should by no means be constrained to local treatment. Read more..
A child’s tongue should normally be pink, velvety and moist. Appearance of fur, blotches or other spots on the tongue is an obvious pathological symptom. For example, oral candidiasis, aphthous stomatitis (canker sore), allergic diathesis, gastritis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, tonsillitis, etc. Unfortunately, white spots on a child’s tongue can appear even at early infancy. Any changes on the mucous membrane of the tongue should be supervised by a pediatrician, but sometimes it is extremely important to consult a subject matter expert: gastroenterologist, otolaryngologist or allergologist, depending on the underlying cause of the fur. Read more..
Mucous membrane of the tongue is covered with papillae over the surface and along the sides, but not under it. Depending on the agent, fur and other blotches can appear on this or that part of the tongue. Thus, white spots under tongue most often indicate to leukokeratosis, which in its turn testifies to distinct immune deficiency. Nevertheless, modern medicine negates the correspondence of localization of the fur to the affection of certain systems. The tongue is not a “guiding map” to the sick organism, it is just one of the target-organs of the pathogenic process. Read more..
White blotches on tongue always point to a certain pathology. They can appear in the result of oral infection, virus, bacteria or fungi. Also white blotches on tongue can appear on the background of decomposition of general diseases. Besides, we distinguish between nonmalignant and malignant white blotches on tongue. In any case, this symptom requires visiting a clinic, in order to rule out the most aggressive causes of any type of spots. Read more..
The central fragment of throat – oropharynx, can inflame independently. Otherwise, pharyngitis can appear as one of the elements of flu, measles or scarlet fever. It is the etiology, as well as presence or absence of inflammation of tonsils, paranasal sinuses and lungs that determine the duration of strep throat. In the mildest case of common cold, the disease should not last for more than 5 days. The treatment of such a pathology is symptomatic and includes gargles, sprays and throat lozenges. Persistence of inflammatory process is an unfavorable sign, in which case it is required to consult an otolaryngologist. Read more..