A 33-year-old member asked:
my right tonsil is swollen and it hurts to drink cold stuff and to swallow. what could be wrong?
3 doctor answers • 15 doctors weighed in
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil: If it grossly larger than left, should be evaluated by ENT. Could have isolated crypt inflammation/infection. Antibiotics =/- depending on findings. Gargle with dilute saline. half tsp in glass of warm water.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
Dental Problems?: Swelling of the tonsillar or parapharyngeal area associated with pain from drinking cold liquids could also be related to a dental problem. If you are experiencing any problems with your teeth, you may also want to consider an evaluation by your dentist.
Specializes in Pediatrics
I agree with Dr's : Need to do lateral view of neck X ray to R/O peritonsillar abcess.
Last updated Nov 27, 2017
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