Post # 1
I’m hoping someone can give me a clue as to what’s going on, before I rush to to make a doctor’s appointment. I’d rather avoid the dr. if I can.
This morning (not right when I woke up) my mouth became increasingly dry, to the point where I’m ready to chug my water. I looked at my mouth in the bathroom at work, and I see two distict white spots on my left tonsil.
I am not sick, and I do not have a fever.
I have had strep throat before, it’s definitely not that. I have had sore throats with very swollen tonsils before, my tonsils aren’t swollen, neither are my glands (my neck glands get swollen when I’m coming down with something).
I’m pretty tuned in with my body and can “feel” when I’m getting sick, and I feel absolutely fine.
Anyone have a clue as to what this might be?
Post # 3
Could be a bacterial infection, thrush or strep throat sometimes you may get strep w/o displaying any symtoms for a 1 to 2 days, whatever it is I would go see the doc just to make sure.
Post # 4
I recently had a tonsillolith… a buildup of material in the back of my throat. Looks exactly the same as when I get them with strep, except I didn’t have any of the other symptoms. Maybe check that out? They are also called tonsil stones. I just plucked mine right out, which is gross but effective.
No clue on the dry mouth though, so it may be something else.
Post # 5
@MrsWrangler: Yep, exactly. I had one of these too. It went away on its own in a few days. No pain, swelling, or sickness symptoms.
Post # 6
White spots on tonsils. One word: STREP. I had it one time with zero symptoms except the white spots. The only reason I knew I had it was because my fiance was sick as a dog and the doc told him he had strep. So, I went and got the strep test and sure enough i had it! No fever, no sore throat, nothing.
I know you said it’s def not strep because you have had it before and you were really sick then…and I was the same way. I honestly would have never guessed that I actually had strep.
Post # 7
@abbie017: I dont think thats what the OP is describing. Tonsil stones are not too terribly uncommon
Post # 8
Are you tired? White spots on your tonsils could be mono? I would go to the doctor and get checked out.
Post # 9
Thanks. To be more specific, the white spots are very white and kind of big. There are distinctly 2 spots on my left tonsil.
I’m not noticeably any more tired than usual haha. I had mono about 10 years ago my freshman year of college.
I called my ENT and she took a message and will call me back on whether I need to be seen right away. Otherwise I may wait until next week to see if they just go away. I just noticed them this morning.