White bumps in throat are a common occurrence in millions of Americans on a daily basis. The causes of these bumps can range from a mild sore throat to a yeast infection of the mouth to strep throat. Don't worry, you don't have cancer or something, but they can give you trouble if you don't remove them. These white bumps in your throat have been linked with sore throat, sinus infections, trouble swallowing, post nasal drip, and probably most known for causing bad breath. We normally encourage natural cures, such as oil of oregano, orange juice, vitamin C, colloidal silver, pau d' arco, garlic, and other types of natural cures you can find at the health food store.
Garlic is a very effective natural treatment for oral thrush, it soothes the irritation and painfulness of the sores and helps effectuate your immune system. Yogurt has "friendly" bacteria that can be used to combat the yeast and treat the symptoms of throat thrush. Eat yogurt several times a day or when irritation occurs, this should ease the pain and sooth your throat. Many people assume that a lump on the back of your throat automatically means that you have an infection with your tonsils. This is not actually the case. Tonsil stones, or tonsiliths are not an infection and they cannot be removed with a couple doses of antibiotics.
Throat phlegm, or mucus, is made by the cells which line the nasal passage, and its purpose is to trap tiny particles, such as dust, and keep them from entering a person's breathing system. Chances are that if you try to bulldoze your way through life despite your cold, you will feel sicker for longer. Cooperating with your cold lets you bounce back to normal much more quickly.
If you have tonsillitis, you probably will experience many symptoms, such as a fever, chills, extremely sore throat, aches and pains, and ear pain. If you have these symptoms, you need to visit your doctor. They will perform a throat culture to see if you have a bacterial tonsil infection.
In this relatively routine procedure, a physician numbs the throat and mouth with a local anesthetic and removes the tonsils and any tonsil balls to allow the patient to continue daily functions without the irritation or pain of white bumps in throat. These tonsil stones can be removed by a q-tip by pressing it softly against the tonsil. But make sure that you do it gently or you can damage the delicate tissue of your tonsils. Some people also use a catheter to flush them out with water.