HomeAnswersOtolaryngology (E.N.T)tonsilsA week ago, I saw yellow patches on my tonsils. Later, it progressed to a sore throat, but there was no discomfort. Why?

What could cause a sore throat and yellow patches on the tonsils?

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Published At December 2, 2023
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Can you tell me if I should be worried about this yellow spot on my tonsil? It showed up about a week before I got sick with a sore throat and congested sinuses. I have been better for about a week, but it is not going away. I have tried to wipe it off with a cuticle. It is not pus or a tonsil stone. It was under the first layer of tissue, or so. No pain.

Kindly help.

Hello,

Welcome toicliniq.com.

I read your query and can understand your concern.

There is nothing to worry about. Just follow it up once every month, not every day, to avoid anxiety. It does not look like anything serious. I suggest you to use a mouth-gargle solution.

I hope I have answered your question.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Okay, thank you. Any idea why it is called the yellow spot? How long will it take to go away, or is it permanent?

Hello,

Welcome back toicliniq.com.

I read your query and can understand your concern.

There is no specific scientific name for this spot. It can be permanent. The main idea is to follow it up with shape and color changes. The most dangerous sign is malignant ulceration with a dirty ulcer floor and everted edges. Now you are completely away from all of these dangerous changes.

I hope I have answered your question.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda
Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Otolaryngology (E.N.T)

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