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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Cough: You have an itchy cough and tonsils because of a post nasal drip. Use salt water nose drop 4 times daily and use a vaporizer at night.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Get checked: This can be a series of issues from simple enlarged tonsils to tonsillitis. I would see and ENT and get an accurate diagnosis.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John McMahan
47 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sore Throat: Viral sore throats usualy clear up on thier own within a few days. If your symptoms are severe or last longer see your doctor for poosible cultures an ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pascolini
16 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Go to the ER: This is not the best answer but if you have an infection you need to have someone look at it before it turns into an abscess.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
Tonsil stones: you may have tonsil stones which are a build up of hardened debris in the crevices of the tonsils. They can occur in people with allergies or sinus p ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsils "stones": This sounds like what we call tonsils stones - impacted mucus and food debris that gets colonized with bacteria. Simple measures first: treat underlyi ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Large tonsils: It could just be your enlarged tonsils, which tend to pool secretions (provide a lot of nooks and crevices). That they are enlarged is indicative that ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Cirino
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Viral? rapid strep: If there are "spots' on the throat, it would depend if these were exudates, or white patches, or red spots in the back. Not all pharyngitis is strept ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
You need medicine: Nope. This surely sounds like an infection and most likely strep. This can kill if not treated. Please get to the doctor.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Bring them to their: Pediatrician to get checked for strep infection. We don't want to miss that diagnosis bec. If untreated can lead to heart and kidney problems. Take ca ... Read More
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