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One swollen tonsi

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Tonsil enlargement: Asymmetric tonsillar hypertrophy is neoplastic until proven otherwise especially since we don't know anything about your social history or recent symp ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
ENT Evaluation: Asymmetric tonsils should be evaluated by an ENT specialist. Even if you are not having any symptoms, best to have it looked at to determine if there ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe: a bacterial or viral infection.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
See your doctor: Without seeing you/your tonsils,this is difficult to answer.Infections of the back of throat and tonsils can cause pain and swelling.These infections ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Moy
Dr. John Moy answered
34 years experience Podiatry
Diary: Your culprit is dairy. You only need milk up to age 3. Since you experience tonsil issues after that age, it is a sign that your body telling you th ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Crypts: Tonsils are pitted cryptic organs with irregular surfaces. They often swell due to inflammation/infection. Additionally, debris or tonsilloliths may ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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ENT/UC-now: You definitely have both tonsillitis with uvulitis; however, you must be checked and examined for a peritonsillar abscess-asap.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Severe infection: Tonsils can become severely infected and may fail to respond totally to even anti-biotic therapy - that's why so many people have to have them removed ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil: Sounds like tonsillar crypt infection. gargle with 1/2 tsp of salt or baking soda in glass of lukewarm water. If gets worse, may need antibiotics
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Tonsil: Sounds like a bacterial infection, perhaps started in the sinus. You need meds.

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