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is it possible for your tonsils to start growing down towards the back of your throat if you have strep

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
No: Your tonsils will enlarge if you have strep but they will go back to normal after treatment.

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Anything is possible: But it sounds more like a nasopharyngitis something inflaming the nose and throat which tends more to be viral in etiology. In fact most sore throats ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Sore throat: Get a throat culture to check for strep. If negative, get a test for mononucleosis. Do you have reflux? If so,try taking pepcid,avoid caffeine, alcoho ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Swelling: Irritation and swelling in back of throat lead to a lot of pain but can be due to a variety of factors most common of which is viral infection. Also ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Exam: this may be a small infection, abscess or infected cyst- please consult your physician or see an ENT specialist.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
12 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: If there is no pain or fever then it is not serious. If you are having problems swallowing then see a doctor.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clinton Fox
21 years experience Family Medicine
Strep: It is possible to have a recurrence of strep. It is also possible you could have mononucleosis. Another alternative is you may just have a tonsillar s ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Deering
8 years experience Dentistry
Varies.: Yes but the tonsils are rough surfaced and frequently collect bacteria and sometimes yeast. Try a cotton swab on it. If temporary, usually no worry. ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
mononucleosis?: Could be mononucleosis or a tonsillitis. See your doctor.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Strep or viral: A rapid throat culture is the best way to check for strep which would require antibiotics. If the test is negative, it's most likely a viral infection ... Read More

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