White Spots on Tonsils: Why Do They Occur?
When any pathogen (i.e. viruses, bacteria, yeasts, etc.) gets in your mucous membranes, your body starts to develop an infectious process. White spots may occur on tonsils as a result of bacterial, viral, yeast infection or due to calcified clusters on them. Streptococcal throat infection is the most frequent throat infection of the bacterial origin. Being detected less frequently than viral throat inflammations, it still can be dangerous due to possible complications, for instance, glomerulonephritis (renal disease) or rheumatic inflammation, associated with heart, brain, skin and joint diseases. Below you will find conditions, which may be accompanied by white spots on throat.
White Marks on Throat: Causes and Treatments
1. Tonsil stones (tonsilloliths)
This disease looks like white dots on tonsils, which may be invisible as well, however, they can cause a difficulty in swallowing and pain, bad breath and metallic taste in the mouth. Tonsil stones appear when hardened food, mucus and bacteria stick to the tonsillar crypts. Tonsils have the ability to self-clean, so if you don`t feel any discomfort, treatment is not needed. If your throat with white dots aches, follow simple prescriptions. Eating dry crackers can help to remove the tonsil stones, as food like this makes your tongue work actively, as well as muscles on the larynx side. Irrigation with warm salty water can also help: take a bottle from nasal spray and spray the following solution on the tonsils – take ½ teaspoon of salt for a nasal spray bottle of water. If these solutions don’t work, tonsil stones can be always removed by laser.