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I only have 1 tonsil. Every now & then will get a sore throat. Tonsil leaks fluid & has puss balls. Any thoughts?

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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I am experiencing sore throat and white patches on my tonsils. Should I go get a strep test?

I am experiencing sore throat and white patches on my tonsils. Should I go get a strep test?

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.

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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?

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

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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.

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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?

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?

Large tonsil: Hello, your large tonsil could be a peritonsillar abscess. This would explain your worsening pain and persistent illness. See your doctor or er if swallowing your saliva is difficult or impossible.

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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?

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?

May not be related: Please see the ENT surgeon with your complaints. The surgery may not be related to your current symptoms. But chronic laryngitis should be investigated. Could be paresis, polyps, nodules, cancer.

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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

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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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.

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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?

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?

Could be: A 16 year old male waking up with sore throat and tonsil stones. These symptoms could be due to mouth breathing, especially in dry air, at night. Or could be due to pollen allergy. If allergy is the problem, taking an antihistamine or steroid nasal spray should help.

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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?

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.

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When I get a sore throat I always get a ulcer in my mouth?

When I get a sore throat I always get a ulcer in my mouth?

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.

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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?

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

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Slight sore throat when I swallow the back an roof of my mouth hurts will it get worse?

Slight sore throat when I swallow the back an roof of my mouth hurts will it get worse?

Sore throat: See your primary care doctor for throat examination and possible throat culture to r/o Strep. Infection.

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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?

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.

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