Before treating any disease you should always know what caused it. Only knowledge of the true causes that a specialist in a medical center can help establish can make your therapy productive. Today we will talk about the phenomenon of white lumps in the throat.
Why do they arise? Am I sick?
Before answering these questions, it should be said that very often people go to a clinic to a doctor with complaints of sore throat, which is caused by the common cold. And it is she who causes inflammation in the larynx, which makes itself felt through unpleasant sensations when swallowing. And to identify the correct symptoms, as well as the result of the disease - traffic jams in the throat, only a specialist can.
For this, a diagnosis must be carried out: a proper examination, a blood test, a smear, etc. And if the redness and tears are amenable to home treatment, then in the event of purulent formations a doctor's hand is required.
If the ENT confirms that you have lumps, then you should look for the reasons why they appeared. In fact, the reasons for their occurrence in medicine is enough. However, the most common and major is inflammation of the tonsils. The tonsils are that “shield” that protects our throats from dangerous infections. However, some germs can still enter the body, then the tonsils become inflamed, and you may find white lumps in your throat with an unpleasant odor.
Angina can be caused by different microbes, for example:
In rare cases, but, nevertheless, they happen, the infection is generated by chlamydia, Candida fungi, viruses. These organisms will also make themselves felt by the inflammatory process, whitish plaque in the throat. In turn, diphtheria microbes contribute to the appearance of diphtheria. And only timely intervention in the current disease will help avoid unpleasant complications that will require even longer treatment.
Angina is of several types. So, if it is lacunar or follicular, then both white lumps and yellow may be present on the glands. They are located almost the entire surface of the tonsils. Additional symptoms: fever, weakness, headache. And the doctor will find in the analyzes a high content of leukocytes.
If there is a suspicion that angina diphtheria, as a rule, it is detected at the first examination. Then the patient must be hospitalized, since this type of illness is full of complications. Here, the purulent formations have a gray tint; they are difficult to clean, causing pain to the sick.
Pharyngitis and tonsillitis can also be accompanied by white lumps. Pharyngitis is an inflammation that affects the mucous membrane of the larynx. It is either acute or chronic. Purulent formations with an unpleasant odor are characteristic of the second type.
Tonsillitis is a chronic inflammation of the tonsils. The reasons may be adenoids (if the patient is a child), abnormal breathing, curvature of the nasal septum, etc., which is supported by allergies or reduced immunity.
Thus, if you yourself noticed white lumps on the tonsils, you should immediately contact a specialist where you can undergo a full examination, get tested and get a diagnosis. And before that, we can assume that the reasons for their appearance are rooted in the angina that has caught you, as well as possible pharyngitis or tonsillitis. The specialist in any case will prescribe you a treatment which, if it is followed, will lead you to recovery.