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Are oranges the culprit of my swollen tonsils and sore throat?

Are oranges the culprit of my swollen tonsils and sore throat?

Highly unlikely: Unless you are allergic to them, oranges are not the source of your illness. Get a doctor to look at your throat and decide if you need treatment for strep throat. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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I have a sore throat but no other symptoms. I only have very swollen tonsils. This is day 6 and it hasn't let up at all. Ideas?

I have a sore throat but no other symptoms. I only have very swollen tonsils. This is day 6 and it hasn't let up at all. Ideas?

Go to ENT: Do you have fever, fatigue? Could be viral pharyngitis, tonsillitis, and mononucleosis.Or others things .Check for signs of mono (mono spot test) and the epstein-barr virus. Blood tests can also help rule out other causes of your symptoms.Please get yourself checked by an ENT specialist if the swelling persists ...Read more

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Is it possible to have swollen tonsils without having a sore throat?

Is it possible to have swollen tonsils without having a sore throat?

Enlarged tonsils.: Just having enlarged or swollen tonsils itself will not produce a sore throat unless they are infected. Growing children often have big tonsils. ...Read more

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Real bad sore throat swollen tonsils arent sore just throat ive had it since wednesday been on zpack for 3 days so far when is it gonna go away?

Real bad sore throat swollen tonsils arent sore just throat ive had it since wednesday been on zpack for 3 days so far when is it gonna go away?

If vitamin Z doesn't: do the trick after 3 days it's likely you have a viral pharyngitis which is much more likely than a strep throat. Did you even see a physician or was this called in for you like it is done many thousands of times inappropriately every year? Viral pharyngitis peaks at 4 days and then begins to improve almost invariably unless you smoke in which case the residual symptoms can last for a couple week ...Read more

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Fever, sore throat, swollen tonsils, achey body, congestion.

Fever, sore throat, swollen tonsils, achey body, congestion.

Infection: Sounds like an upper respiratory infection. Could be viral or bacterial. If viral, fluids and rest and fever control are key, if bacterial, an antibiotic is necessary. If not getting better in a few days, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a sore throat and swollen tonsils and glands?

How can I get rid of a sore throat and swollen tonsils and glands?

Sore Throat: Viral sore throats usualy clear up on thier own within a few days. If your symptoms are severe or last longer see your doctor for poosible cultures and antibiotics. If this is frequent you should consult an ENT doc to discuss further options. ...Read more

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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more


Swollen Tonsils (Definition)

Tonsils that are larger than normal. This can be from many causes, most commonly infection, ...Read more