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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Tonsillitis: hello~ if you have sore throat, red tonsils with white spots on it and glands swollen, you have FOLLICULAR TONSILLITIS AND NEED PENICILLIN. Please go ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Usually: Palatine tonsils tend to be irregular with ridges or crypts.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Tonsilar Exudate: Hi SDavidson White specks on the tonsils are normal. They are exudate or trash the the tonsils remove. You either cough them up or swallow them. Good ... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Variable : Any fever nodes signs of infection? Candida - fungus? Other
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rosenthal
17 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not usually: An adult with one tonsil or asymmetric tonsils without a good explanation may require a biopsy to rule out malignancy. Do see your local ENT for a go ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Pharyngitis: It sounds as if you may be suffering from acute pharyngitis (infection of the back of the throat). The majority of the infections are caused by virus ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Tonsillitis?: Everyone has tonsils. Do you mean you have infected tonsils? Tonsillitis? For best results with tonsillitis, see ENT doc.
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Dr. Jeffrey Braaten
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil Regrowth: This is not seen very often and actually would indicate that the tonsil was not completely removed to start with. Most likely the residual tonsillar t ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Tonsillitis can be viral or bacterial. Viral infections just get symptomatic treatment such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for pain. Sometimes s ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
When indicated: Less and less tonsillectomies are done now a days , due to better antibiotics , improved oral hygiene , etc. See your doctor will refer you to a ENT ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillar growth: Greetings. Changes to the tonsils can come from lymph tissue changes/asymmetries, viral lesions, cancerous lesions. Or actually a shrinking or atrophy ... Read More

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