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Best Way To Get Rid Of Swollen Tonsils
I had swollen tonsils that brought about an itchy cough. The tonsils were treated but the itchy cough still remains. How do I get rid of it?
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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
I can't go to the doctor, no money. I have really bad swollen tonsils along with headaches, but how do I get rid of the swolleness?
I've had swollen tonsils with white bits on for a month. How do I get rid of this...should I see a doc. Its not sore...but bad breath?
What is it? I have swollen tonsils with white spots. I get them often. Is there a way to prevent it without having them removed?
Tonsils "stones": This sounds like what we call tonsils stones - impacted mucus and food debris that gets colonized with bacteria. Simple measures first: treat underlying acid reflux even if you don't have typical symptoms - try some over the counter antacids. Treat nasal drainage. You can do this with nasal steroids or nasal saline washes like ChitoRhino. And simple salt water gargles. Try that for about 6 weeks. ...Read more
I have had enlarged tonsils for three months and can't get rid of this mucous in my throat, what could it be?
Large tonsils: It could just be your enlarged tonsils, which tend to pool secretions (provide a lot of nooks and crevices). That they are enlarged is indicative that there is already chronic inflammation present. Once these get significantly enlarged they take a long time (several months) to go down. If they don't go down after several months, and they are still bothering you, you might consider tonsillectomy. ...Read more
I am experiencing swollen tonsils. The following also describe me: Sore throat, Spots on throat, and fatigue. Is prednisone necessary to take, or will clindamycin be sufficient to help get rid of the bacteria?
Viral? Rapid strep: If there are "spots' on the throat, it would depend if these were exudates, or white patches, or red spots in the back. Not all pharyngitis is streptococcal; in fact, most of it is viral. Strep throat is characterized by fever, exudative tonsillitis and neck lymphadenopathy in most of the cases. If you are not having these findings, it is likely viral and you can spare the antibiotics. Check. ...Read more
Home treatment for swollen tonsils and pain when swallowing, slight cough, white patches and spots on tonsils?
You need medicine: Nope. This surely sounds like an infection and most likely strep. This can kill if not treated. Please get to the doctor. ...Read more
My 11 year olds tonsils are a little swollen. She isn't sick. But it hurts her to swallow. What is this and how do you get rid of it?
Three weeks ago I finished taking penicillin because my left tonsil was swollen. After finishing penicillin my tonsil swelling went down but there's lump still behind it. How do I get rid of this?
Tonsillolith?: You may be looking at a tonsillolith, easily removable by your doctor. ...Read more
Husband has lump on his tonsil (due to be removed) gout that he cant get rid of and now swollen lymph nodes under his chin. How concerned should we be?
How to get rid of bumps on the back of throat? They're not on my tonsils, they're just like little swollen spots from my post nasal drip/pharyngitis.
As a child I was diagnosed as a strep carrier. Every year I get sick with swollen tonsils. But I don't get white splotches. I want it to stop.
Tonsillitis: Tonsils are there as part of your immune system to help protect against upper respiratory infections. Sometimes they are overwhelmed and become ineffective and more of a hindrance than a benefit, but you do not fit in that category. Without knowing the exact cause of the tonsillar inflammation it is difficult to advise. Would check with an ENT doctor and have them examine you when this occurs. ...Read more
I'm 21 and I have had swollen tonsils my whole life and frequent tonsilitis. I'm also a singer. If I get them removed, will it affect my singing?
Very likely: Removing the tonsils will likely affect your resonance so your voice may be altered. You should discuss your concerns with an Otolaryngologist as well as your singing teacher/coach. ...Read more
I need a second opinion! My doctor has prescribed penicillin for my 8 month old who has red swollen tonsils! Is this the best anb for this?
Got a root canal redone 5 mos ago but it was unfinished. Am starting to get sore throats and swollen tonsils, not sure if it's from that but im scared?
I get sore throats in d morning with yellow phlegm and traces of blood. Have swollen tonsils for about 6 yrs that I have neglected to chk up?
See a doctor: You have a chronic condition which requires an examination in order to adequately diagnose and treat, and the internet is not the place in which to do this. Go see an ENT doctor, ...Read more
Swollen tonsils (white spots on tonsils), fever my doctor told me that if I get it again I will need them out, They have become excruciating pain ER?
ER should check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or an abscess. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome (as in this case), recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly. A couple days of throat lozenges and acetaminophen might lessen typical minor pain. ...Read more
I have been sick with a bad stuffy runny nose. Swollen tonsils with fever and every time I clear my throat I get a weird taste. What does that mean?
Red bumps back of throat, swollen tonsils. Doc said possible HPV. I remember getting that shot back in HS. Can I get that even after the vaccine shot?
Hpv: One shot would not have been enough to confer immunity. It is usually a three shot series ...Read more
What is the fastest way to get rid of cuts on my lip and canker sores in my mouth? It's hard to talk and eat because my bottom lip is swollen. Help.
Infection: With the appropriate medications that would be prescribed by your physician. ...Read more
Depends on cause: The treatment depends on the cause. If this is due to trauma or injury, ice packs and a tincture of time may help. If there is no trauma, then an infection is more likely, and you should seek evaluation to determine the cause. See your doctor. ...Read more
My right side of the face is swollen bad there's a huge ball on the inside top right of my mouth/cheek....What can I do to get rid of the swelling?
Get Treatment!!: Swelling is often a sign of infection. The location if your swelling would suggest a possible tooth abcess. It most likely won't go away without treatment. See a doctor or dentist asap for evaluation and treatment! ...Read more
Swollen Tonsils Hurt: If your whole body hurts with swollen tonsils, you probably are experiencing viral tonsillopharyngits. Warm salt water gargles, tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen will help. Alternate the tylenol (acetaminophen) with the Motrin for best relieve. Not getting better, go see your healthcare provider. ...Read more
Swollen tonsils: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more
Several things: Could be an infection (typically will have associated pain); cryptic tonsils where they get large, trap debris, and then stay large. If only one is large and not the other, or if they do not go back down to your "normal"size, you should see your doctor to rule out a problem that may require treatment (bacterial infection, tumor). ...Read more