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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Nsaids: Antiinflamitories and gargle with warm saline. See your personal provider for further evaluation.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Swollen tonsils: Swollen tonsils are typically from infection or an active immune system. Allergies can cause swelling in the mouth and throat, but the tonsils are of ... Read More
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: None of the medications has been shown to reduce tonsil size. There is some animal studies showing that singulair (montelukast) may have some effect i ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possibly: Inasmuch as both laryngitis and tonsillitis may be caused by the same virus, the two problems can occur together. But because the tissues are not exa ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unlikely: Second hand smoke would be a very unlikely cause. Even in smokers tonsil enlargement is usually from another cause.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
Specializes in
See a doctor : Your child needs to be seen by a doctor to confirm the diagnosis first and treatment S/he will need a n antibiotic if s/he has tonsillitis and this tr ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Other Sx ???: Tonsils in kids tend to grow faster than they do until age 7-8 when they stop, then the kid continues to grow & the tonsils assume a smaller relative ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
33 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
None.: See your physician. Swollen tonsils can be a sign of infection!
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
35 years experience Rheumatology
Strep: You should get evaluated and get a proper diagnosis and treatment.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Viral infection: You may just have a viral pharyngitis, which is more common than strep.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Gisborne
Specializes in Dentistry
Call Doctor: Can be caused by an infection such as strep or mono or severe allergic response. The type of infection/condition will dictate treatment. Breathing ... Read More
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