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is it possible to swallow your tonsils

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jayang Vora
47 years experience Dentistry
Yes: As soon as swelling goes down you can swallow. Cold ice cream helps reducing inflammation and swelling.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Tonsillitis: If you have associated fever, LACK of cough and swollen lymph nodes underneath the jawline and in the neck/throat area, this has high likelihood of be ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
No need: It is unnecessary to treat tonsil stones as they generally are not related to any health consequences and should not cause any problems if ingested.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
White spot on tonsil: White spot on tonsils may represent a viral,adenovirus
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A female asked:
Dr. Inaam Schneider
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible Globus: I have a couple of questions for you . - Do you notice this sensation during Eating food & drinking liquids ? - Have you had any recent emotional ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are not used), or from some other cause suc ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Liquids: If this just happened I would wait a bit then try to swallow some liquids or something soft like banana or white bread dipped in milk. Avoid acidic j ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
GI tract: Eventually, they end up in the toilet, like the other things you swallow.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
No and yes: Tonsilliths or tonsil stones are an accumulation of debris in the crypts of the tonsils. They cause discomfort and foul breath. They can be expelled ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Be seen: This can turn into an abscess if not treated with antibiotics. Primary care doctors office, urgent care, or even ER.

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