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Can You Get A Sore Throat Without Tonsils
I only have 1 tonsil. Every now & then will get a sore throat. Tonsil leaks fluid & has puss balls. Any thoughts?
Surgery?: It is highly unlikely you only have one tonsil. Most likely the other tonsil is so small, it can not be visualized. If the tonsil that you see has pus and infection, you may consider a culture and sensitivity for an appropriate antibiotic. The indication for tonsil surgery is 3-4 episodes of documented tonsillitis in a year.
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Can examine +/- test: 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 irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Sore throats often pass on their own, but antibiotics are used for strep.
Step and mono came back negative. I had sore throat with white patches on one of my tonsils and now there on both should I get a 2nd round of test done?
TonsIlitis: Tonsillitis can have different etiologies including viral, bacterial or fungal, depending on your overall health and other risk factors. You need to see a doctor for exam and throat cultures
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.
Sore throat 2 weeks not strep, 1 tonsil huge, pain when swallow, get lab back tomorrow but pain up a lot today could be something so bad can't wait?
Why I am still having issues with my throat 4 months after having my tonsils and adenoids taken out. Why do I get laryngitis & a sore throat so easy?
Can I get sore throat after I had my tonsils removed 6 months ago so I had fever, my throat has whitish color skink, can I get the same infection after I had my tonsils removed again
Yes: Yes you can still get a throat infection despite having your tonsils removed. It is true though that having a tonsillectomy does decrease the frequency to have throat infections.See 1 more doctor answer
I've had a relativly mild sore throat for the past three days and no fever. I've just noticed white spots on my tonsils. Should I get checked or no?
Sore throat: It isbetter tobe on the safe side and get checked even thogh you probably have a virus.
Viral sore throat - I feel it coming & no il be wrecked 4 days or wks. 31yrs old, tonsils removed 6 yrs. Can I get rid of this virus or prevent at all?
Moderate it: Once you have the early symptoms you will hve to suffer what ever course your particular virus dictates. You should stay warm, hydrate yourself and many have relief by taking an antihistamine such as chlorpheneramine (side effect = sleepiness). Which can attenuate the course. Isolate yourself as best as you can so as not to spread this to others.See 1 more doctor answer
Should I refrain from giving my girlfriend oral sex while having tonsil stones? Can that cause her to get anything? No swelling, sore throat, fever, etc. Just have a couple tonsil stones.
Calcifications: Calcifications in the deep crypts of your tonsils are not dangerous, are not contagious, do not become cancer and cannot cause her any problems. Best wishes.
Every morning I wake up with sore throat if I sleep under fast cieling fan and after 2 weeks I get tonsil stones. Is it beacause of pollen allergy?
My throat is very sore and hurts to swallow. My tonsils are inflamed. Honey helps and cough drops don't. What can I do to get rid of my sore throat?
Might be strep: Throat, so get to a doctor as soon as possible, because you might need to take antibiotics. If you have trouble opening your mouth, it might mean that you have an abscess, a real emergency.
Tired, mild body aches and a mild sore throat. Oval, pea-sized red lump in my right tonsil. Slightly bloody and has some white. Slightly painful when touched. I do get tonsil stones regularly. Should I have it checked now or watch it for a few days?
Tonsil lesion: This could be an inflamed piece of tonsil tissue or lymphatic tissue (lymphoid hyperplasia). It also could be an inflamed stone. Give it a few days, then get it checked if persists.
Aphthous ulcer: This is normal. In some individuals the stress of an infection can bring about these oral mucosal ulcers. Keep your mouth clean, avoid aggressive brushing of teeth or foods that irritate the ulcer. Gargle gently with salt water after every meal. These ulcers are self limited and will resolve spontaneously if kept clean.
Just woke up, my mouth tasting like I puked with a sore throat. I have not thrown up and I can't get the taste out. I've never had reflux. What is it?
Sounds like reflux: Sounds like reflux. May help to discuss with your doctor or see a gi.
Is my second day that I believe I have a sore throat, it hurts a bit when I swallow or open my mouth, should I get it checked or wait for it to heal?
It depends: A sore throat that accompanies other cold symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, cough probably will go away on its own. However an isolated sore throat may require attention. A strep throat, which will get better a little quicker with antibiotics, usually is quite severe and usually accompanied by a fever to 101 degrees and sometimes swollen tender glands in the neck. > see doctor
How csn I get rid of a sore throat? Nhad it on/off fee weels now, really sore to swallow, will gargling mouth wash help?
You might have: Strep infection or abscess which needs antibiotics. See a doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.
I have the flu which is causing a sore throat and a very bad taste in my mouth. Any remedies to get rid of the bad taste?
Bad taste: Proper oral hygiene should be appropriate. If it persists after you have gotten better then see your dentist.See 1 more doctor answer
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