White Spot on Throat (what it is & what to do)

December 5, 2015

Lately, it’s been sickness season over here Chicago. Everyone I know is dropping like flies. A week ago, while flossing, I noticed a white spot on my throat.

I assumed it was some type of sickness. Searched all over the web and the results ranged from scary to super scary. Strep throat? Mono? Cancer?

There was no fever or sore throat.
So I assumed it was the beginning stages of illness and loaded up on vitamin c til body was saturated (diarrhea). The main symptoms were super lethargy, aches and pains in the body, low mood, sleeping in all day, etc.

I finally had the smarts today to ask my mother who’s a nurse. I don’t know why I waited this long. She said it’s the lymph system attacking a virus/bacteria/illness and the throat is the first place you’ll see this. Something like that, I’m paraphrasing.

The solution is simple, and that’s what I want to share with you. None of the dozens of blogs I surfed mention this.

A warm salt gargle twice a day and plenty of vitamin c.

The salt draws out moisture from the throat, the heat soothes. Vitamin C helps boost the immune system. Done.

UPDATE 4/6/16:
Ok, we were all wrong. I tried salt gargle and other stuff but it didn’t go away.

I realized a couple days ago after more google searching that this was a tonsil stone. This is when food particles get stuck in the tonsils and bacteria grow around it. Some people get sore throat or ear aches from this, but I didn’t have any symptoms.

One way to get rid of tonsil stones is to use a wet cutip and push against the skin near the white spot. It will pop out. Kinda disgusting but easy and no pain.

Fair warning: If you google search tonsil stones, like I did, you will see a ton of disgusting pictures and even videos of people popping them out.

Resources:
4 Ways to Remove Tonsil Stones
Tonsil Stones – Dr. Mercola