White Spots in Throat / Strep Throat / Tonsil Stones
Every once in a while I get the feeling like there's a hard, sharp piece of popcorn stuck at the back of my throat, right where the tonsils are, but on the left or right side. That usually is an initial warning sign that I'm about to get sick. When I woke up the morning of Dec 20, 2009, I had that sharp, piece of popcorn feeling on the right side of my throat. In past years I would sit and try to think when I last ate popcorn, and even try to "get it out" with my finger. This time I was wiser, perhaps because I haven't had popcorn for quite a while. I knew I was probably going to come down with something.
Here is the progression of my throat problem, including photos and day by day descriptions!
Dec 20, 2009 - Day 1
The sharp pain begins
Tonsillitis Day 1
Dec 21, 2009 - Day 2
The two smaller spots are gone but the big one is still there. I head to the doctor's
Tonsillitis Day 2
Dec 22, 2009 - Day 3
the smaller spots are back. We're able to wipe off the big spot
Tonsillitis Day 3
Here you can see the photos side by side:
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