Lump on tonsils are developed and formed when mucous, dirt, bacteria, foods, dead cells, etc. is trapped and gets calcified on the tonsil groves, thereby it turn up with hard white bumps on tonsils (white spot on tonsils). One can easily see the white solid lumps on tonsils or white balls on tonsils that are hidden in the tonsils folds.
The white solid bumps suffer from an excessively bad breath, which is often getting along with chronic tonsillitis. Other symptoms include sore throat, ear pain, and swollen tonsils due to inflammation by collected debris.
The white bumps on tonsils, in most cases, are an indication of oral infection which produces pus cells and excessive bad breath which always accompanied with tonsillitis.
Most cases do not need treatment when they do not have symptoms i.e. no other symptoms. However, treatment is by antibiotics and surgical removal when they are very big. Home treatment is gargling with warm salty water that can ease symptoms or dislodging the stones by swabs or picks.
Symptoms of lump on tonsils
- Other symptoms include swallowing difficulties on the bumps and their location, a sore throat, ear pain and swollen tonsils due to inflammation by collected debris..
- Lumps on tonsils are the soft tissue and part of the human immune system. There are the two fleshy lumps that can be seen at the sides and back of the mouth. The main function of tonsils is to trap bacteria and viruses. Proteins produced by the immune cells in the tonsils help to kill germs and to prevent throat and lung infections..
- Some tonsil stones are easily seen in the back of the throat as a lump of solid white material or white debris. They are often hiding in the folds of the tonsils. In these cases, they can only be detected with the help of CT scans or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
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