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when I get run down my tonsils and glands swell up why is this

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Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Infection: sounds like an infection in your sinuses. Many resolve on own but if persist longer than a week or so despite decongestants and or antihistamines, se ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. Since you had blood tests, you likely saw a doctor and it would be prudent t ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Tonsillar swelling: Seek medical attention. May be chronic ear infection or rarely retropharyngeal abscess.May also be related to food intolerances or thyroid/ lymph node ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Normal? probably not: Are headaches normal? Well no, but it can be a common complaint. So, are solid lumps under the ear normal? Probably not, although there may be a reaso ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See your dentist: Many salivary gland disorders have very similar symptoms. The main symptom of salivary gland disorders is irritated or swollen salivary glands. There ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Bodian
34 years experience Dermatology
Kenalog (triamcinolone) oral oint: If you simply had an oral ulcer, i would say that you could try kenalog (triamcinolone) oral ointment. However, your symptoms do not appear to be sim ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
R/O TRUSH : TRUSH a topical yeast infection in the mouth can be treated with Viscous lidocaine alone or in combo with Maalox/Benadryl /nystatin (MAGIC MOUTHWASH) ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Just does: Sometimes tonsils that swell up from infection stay swollen even after infection has gone away. Nothing to worry about - it just is!
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John McMahan
47 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Swollen Tonsils: See your doctor or ent. They can diagnose your problem. It could be mono, tonsillitis or lymph node issues (some are serious).
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sounds normal : There are a lot of mucosal irregularities in that area. If you're really concerned then see an ENT.

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