Hello. Swollen lymph nodes prompted me to take a look at my throat a few weeks ago. I found several small white-ish lumps on the back of my throat. I don't have medical insurance currently, so I started taking the rest of my girlfriends antibiotics that she had leftover (erythromycin base 333mg ec tablets). I took 4 of those pills over the next few days and the swelling was gone, however the lumps on my throat remained, to this day. I have no cough, fever, shortness of breath, pain, or any sign of sickness that I am aware of, just lumps on my throat. What could these be? I don't know if this is related but I have also been having small discomforts with gas and heartburn-like feelings in my chest (maybe acid indigestion?) beginning before I noticed the lumps in my throat. Thanks in advance.
if these white lumps are on your tonsils they are probably tonsil stones..they are a accumulation of food debris,bacteria, that lodges in the folds or crypts of your tonsils and start to push out..if you touch it w/ a q-tip they come off and have a very fowl smell..they do eventually come back..the doc said if they get real bad to have your tonsils taken out.
Think you might find the article about food particles stuck in tonsils is a bit mis-leading you will find its more like post nasel drip ( Mucos down the back of your throat ) try visiting tonsilstones.com this will tell you all you need to know these are a mixture of mucos and bacteria
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