If you’re wondering “what are the white posts on my tonsils?” then you’ve browsed to the right website! The first thing you have to answer is; Are you, or have you been sick recently with sinusitis or an upper respiratory infection?
Whatever your answer might be, the white spots on your tonsils are called “tonsilloliths”, otherwise known as “tonsil stones”. There’s nothing to be afraid of, as they’re mostly harmless to your tonsils. They’re simply a calcified formation of white blood cells, food debri, and bacteria from your mouth.
If you’ve recently been sick and just noticed that the white spots have been forming on your tonsils then most likely you don’t need to do anything about it. They will go away on their own once the sickness or infection has gone away. If you’ve noticed them over a period of months, then they’re there to stay unless you do something about it! People that are uninformed have thought that it might be cancer of the throat but this isn’t the case luckily.
The most common symptom of having chronic tonsil stones or white spots, is having bad breath. In bad cases the bad breath and sour taste won’t go away, or comes back within an hour or two of brushing your teeth. This is common in cases where the tonsil stones are a condition of the tonsils, not just a temporary flare up from a sickness.
Something to note that I was just informed of, if you notice that the white spots grow larger and larger to the point that they’re irritating your tonsils, you should seek medical advice immediately as it can cause an infection. Most people (99%) just experience these as very small tonsil rocks that don’t do much more than cause bad breath.
Have you experienced these white spots on your tonsils? Let’s chat =]