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Right side tonsillitis. Stiff neck, ear fullness, TONGUE FEELS PULLED&SLIGHTLY PAINFUL ON RIGHT SIDE&bumps on it deep in throat. Possible tongue cancer?

Right side tonsillitis. Stiff neck, ear fullness, TONGUE FEELS PULLED&SLIGHTLY PAINFUL ON RIGHT SIDE&bumps on it deep in throat. Possible tongue cancer?

Unilateral tongue sx: Key issue is how long this has been going on. Most likely at your age, the symptoms are related to a localized infectious process, perhaps a peritonsillar abscess, with an immune reaction leading the tongue and other lymphoid tissue to respond, close off your tubes, enlarge nodes in your neck and even along your tongue. If persistent, go for exam. Oral cancer rare @22, but not impossible w. HPV ...Read more

Dr. Robert Knox
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Tonsillitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the tonsil tissue, which can be either an acute or chronic process. Most of the time, it is caused by infection. In the acute phase, most cases of tonsillitis are viral. Once the problem extends beyond 10 days, it typically ...Read more


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1yr10months boy; high temperature, convulsions earlier in the day, ear infection, possibly tonsillitis 2. Mild flu; blocked nose, cough. Medication?

1yr10months boy; high temperature, convulsions earlier in the day, ear infection, possibly tonsillitis 2. Mild flu; blocked nose, cough. Medication?

Febrile seizures: If he has an ear infection it is due to the mucus which has backed up from the nose. You can help the problem by using salt water nose drops, a vaporizer, and bulb syringe to such up the mucus. Antibiotics such as Amoxil for the ear infection itself. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil for fever control. Warm baths when you see the temp riding rapidly or over 102 to try and prevent future seizuring. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have severe ear pain with tonsillitis?

Is it normal to have severe ear pain with tonsillitis?

Ear Pain: Yes, it is known as "referred otalgia". Sometimnes the brain confuses you on the location of the pain. Due to neurolgic input frequently you will experience ear pain from seemingly unrelated areas in the head and neck. Tonsillitis is a common one. The ear pain will go away with the throat pain. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from extreme ear pain since last night. I suspect that it is due to the cold that I got. I also have tonsillitis. Any help?

Ear pain: Throat pain from a tonsillitis can refer pain up to the ear. If you also have hearing loss, you might have an ear infection. A cold can lead to both. If it persists, follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I’m just getting over tonsillitis and I just woke up with a slight sensation of some kind of resonance within my left ear when I speak. Why?

I’m just getting over tonsillitis and I just woke up with a slight sensation of some kind of resonance within my left ear when I speak. Why?

Eustachian tubes: There are tubes that connect your inner ear with your throat, with the opening very near the tonsils. The tube is partially blocked, and you're hearing your own voice resonate through it in an unusual way.

It's temporary! ...Read more

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Constant headaches for a month used to be left side now mostly on right side along by ear pain when lying down. Also have tonsilitis on left side?

Constant headaches for a month used to be left side now mostly on right side along by ear pain when lying down. Also have tonsilitis on left side?

Time to c ur doctor: You may very well have upper respiratory tract infection involving your throat, sinuses and ears, causing all what you have, see your doctor or go to ER for evaluation and Rx medications, good luck ...Read more

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Painful swallowing when yawning and drinking also hurts ears. On and off goes away with pain killers. No other symp. Lemierres? Tonsillitis? Strep?

Painful swallowing when yawning and drinking also hurts ears. On and off goes away with pain killers. No other symp. Lemierres? Tonsillitis? Strep?

See your PCP: PCP visit is warranted. Regardless, the symptoms you have described are serious medical condition and needs to be addressed by your primary care physician. See your PCP for evaluation, labs and imaging. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my ear, with eating, and white patches on my tonsil for 10 days I took 3 antibiotics but nothing, is it tonsil stone or tonsilitis?!

I have a pain in my ear, with eating, and white patches on my tonsil for 10 days I took 3 antibiotics but nothing, is it tonsil stone or tonsilitis?!

Ears and patches: Please put all your meds together and let your doctor see what is being done. He/she will very carefully examine you and make a decision about your treatments. ...Read more

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I had tonsillitis and took antibiotics for ten days, but now my ear drum hurts when I swallow? Should I be concerned?

I had tonsillitis and took antibiotics for ten days, but now my ear drum hurts when I swallow? Should I be concerned?

Exam needed: It is quite possible that the eardrum is inflamed/infected although if your throat is still inflamed, this could be referred pain. Have your physician examine your ear drum as antibiotics may be indicated if it is inflamed. ...Read more

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My 4 year is always clearing his throat or coughing. Starting couple months ago. Was treated 4 double ear infect and tonsillitis. Underlying issue?

My 4 year is always clearing his throat or coughing. Starting couple months ago. Was treated 4 double ear infect and tonsillitis. Underlying issue?

?? tic: If this happens randomly, day or nite, might be allergies or hidden acid reflux.If only during the day and never while asleep. Almost always a tic or involuntary, unconscious act, worse when stressed or tired. Your pediatrician should be able to tell. ...Read more

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Could tonsillitis cause right nose blockage and multi ear infection with sleep abnea?

Could tonsillitis cause right nose blockage and multi ear infection with sleep abnea?

Not likely: In general, tonsillitis can cause obstructive symptoms in the throat, not the nose. For the nose, the adenoids (upper throat, behind the nose) can cause nasal obstruction. A nasal septum deviation or turbinate enlargement is very likely to contribute to nasal blockage. Adenoids can contribute to ear infections. Tonsil and adenoid problems can contribute to sleep apnea problems. See an ent. ...Read more

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I'm on antibiotics for tonsillitis and almost done with them, but my lymph node behind my left ear is sore and has a bump in it what can I do?

I'm on antibiotics for tonsillitis and almost done with them, but my lymph node behind my left ear is sore and has a bump in it what can I do?

Lymohadenopathy: This lymph node has been doing its job and the enlargement engendered while helping to contain your tonsillar infection is producing the tenderness you are experiencing. This should recede and become non-tender in time, but if not, then seek medical assistance. Good luck, . ...Read more

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I'm being treated for a sinus infection, an ear infection, and tonsillitis with amoxicillin. My symptoms seem worse now (after 5 days) is this normal?

I'm being treated for a sinus infection, an ear infection, and tonsillitis with amoxicillin. My symptoms seem worse now (after 5 days) is this normal?

Contact Ur PCP: Your present sx may indicate the germ or germs involved are resistant to the antibiotic you are taking. Contact your pcp discuss your sx. A followup or change in med is in order. ...Read more

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I have bacterial tonsillitis lastnight my ear started to ache, I put some olive oil on a cotton bud then this morning there was blood soaked in it help?

I have bacterial tonsillitis lastnight my ear started to ache, I put some olive oil on a cotton bud then this morning there was blood soaked in it help?

See an ENT doctor: Tonsillar infection may produce swelling or other inflammatory changes involving the eustacian tube which opens from the middle ear just behind the tonsillar crypt. You may then get either infection or pressure in the middle ear causing the tympanic membrane (eardrum) to perforate. You should be seen and examined by an expert in this area. ...Read more

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Got tonsillitis yesterday. Last night bad headache, pressure behind eyes. Reduced hearing in ear, stiff neck, light sensitivity. What is it?

Got tonsillitis yesterday. Last night bad headache, pressure behind eyes. Reduced hearing in ear, stiff neck, light sensitivity. What is it?

Sounds like an infe-: -ction with a significant component of sinus involvement. U should B Cn by Ur PCP 4 a strep screen as well as a hands on exam. If deemed bacterial antibiotics R in order, if viral, the treatment is symptomatic. ...Read more

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I'm a soprano singer and lately I just ģot over the flu but I think I have tonsillitis because my ears and throat hurt but I'm still not sure?

Likely normal: The viral infection can often settle into tonsils and then into lymph nodes. Hence the throat pain. Ear ache is also normal when this happens. Not much to do for virus except stay hydrated and use anti inflammatory meds. ...Read more

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Right side only: tonsil very swollen, burns, neck pain, ear pain w/ ringing. Dr said it's not ear infection or strep (quick culture). Tonsillitis?

Maybe: Naming the infection gets a little fuzzy (tonsilitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis). Most are viral infections that have typical 7-10 day span. Important to rule out strep (moreso for children) because it is treatable and may have serious effects if not treated. Any inflammation in this tight area can cause lymphoid/tonsil swelling, ear discomfort, soreness. Worst case may be abscess under the tissue ...Read more

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Can tonsillitis cause your tongue to swell? And can you have tonsillitis without fever? Throat hurts and swollen lymph node behind ear

Can tonsillitis cause your tongue to swell? And can you have tonsillitis without fever? Throat hurts and swollen lymph node behind ear

Tonsilitis & tongue: Tonsillitis is a term to describe swollen tonsils. The tonsils swell to help fight off infection. The tongue may also swell in the presence of bacterial or viral infection. A newer concern regarding tonsillitis has to due with sleep apnea. Tonsillitis can obstruct your airway and should be evaluated for size once the infection is gone. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with tonsillitis on Monday & given a z-pak. On last pill-Fever & aches are gone but throat, ears, neck, lymph nodes, & jaw still VERY sore?

Diagnosed with tonsillitis on Monday & given a z-pak. On last pill-Fever & aches are gone but throat, ears, neck, lymph nodes, & jaw still VERY sore?

Zithromax: Well, there's no easy answer to this one. .. First, Zithromax has a long half life and will continue to work for another 5 days. So it's possible that it just hasn't eradicated the infection yet. Although, it's possible that your "brand" of bacterial tonsilitis could be resistant to Zithromax. Best to check in with your doctor just to be sure. ...Read more

Dr. Brett Scotch
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Ear Fullness (Definition)

Ear fullness is a sense of pressure in the ears which may occur due to Eustachian tube dysfunction or if the Eustachian tube does not open with activities such ...Read more