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lingual tonsil infection symptoms

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Just like any other standard soft tissue infection, appropriate antibiotics should lead to appropriate cure of the infection.
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
ENT consult: Bacterial infections can generally be treated with antibiotics. That's not the case for viral infections. There may be other contributing factors. Se ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. John Scuba
24 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Throat infection: see your doctor for blood test and throat swab for strep and mono
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doina Marina
52 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
See ENT first.: See ENT specialist first. If surgery is needed, he can refer you to a maxillo-facial surgeon.
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Leopard,: An ENT might help you, but not all hypertrophic tonsils have to be removed.
Dr. Marshall Dicker
45 years experience Dentistry
Throat symptoms: I would recommend an ENT physician right away its never good when something is on one side only get help now.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Need exam : Sounds appropriate to call your primary care doctor for a proper evaluation. Ask of a referral to en ENT specialist is appropriate. Hope this helps!
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valerie Cacho
11 years experience Sleep Medicine
Tonsil pain: Tonsil bumps and be from pus from an infection, stones, cysts or tumors. Best to get checked out by a healthcare provider.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
12 years experience Pediatrics
Don't touch it: Even if it looks "like a pimple," tonsils are structurally different tissue and should not be instrumented except by a professional. That said, if you ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Needs to be checked: Any bump on the tongue needs to be checked. At your age of 21 it is unlikely to be anything serious .We do not have enough information to tell you wha ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Why?: Has it changed size or shape? How long has it been there? Monitor for a bit if no resolution then see your doctor don't smoke if you do
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Buckman
41 years experience Family Medicine
May be infected: Yes you can see the tonsils without special equipment if you are able to control your tongue and get it out of the way. The tonsils swell in response ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: This can be very painful and cause problems with speaking and swallowing. Best to see your otolaryngologist.

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