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Can You Get Tonsillitis On One Side
Yes: The bacteria is likely all over your throat but you may only have one tonsil that has significant swelling. However, if one side is markedly swollen to the point that it is causing the uvula to be pulled to one side that could be a serious condition called a peri-tonsilar abscess. That can impact the airway and merits emergency care. ...Read more
I had tonsillitis and was put on amoxicillin for 10 days, I have one more day but I still see white puss on them should I get more meds?
I have a quick question is it a serious matter if you have tonsillitis but one of your tonsils (left side) has inverted inwards it also has redness?
Hi I'm on antibiotics for tonsillitis but on one side only n have pain cos of pain in lump on neck I'm worried might be cancer?
My tonsils are red and puffy and there is a medium/big white bump on one side and it's very painful and I have a bad earache as well. Is it tonsillitis?
Tonsillitis: This is a generic term, meaning inflammation of the tonsils. So, the answer to your question is "yes" you have it. Whether it is viral or bacterial is the issue. If it has been developing for 7-10 days, there is purulent drainage from the tonsils, fever, and soft palate petechiae (red spots), then it is bacterial. Sometimes, it is not as clear cut. See MD for evaluation. ...Read more
I have tonsillitis, I saw white dots and one side is more swollen. Painful on swallowing fever etc. My gp prescribed antibiotics without seeing me?
Medical care: Would you allow your car to be fixed over the phone? Telephone medicine, in my humble opinion, is not practicing medicine at all. You made your own diagnosis and transmitted it to them and accepted their advice? Suggest that you go and get a second opinion. ...Read more
Is it possible that I have tonsillitis while taking antibiotics for strep? My tonsil started swelling on one side and painful swallowing
Dr. Can recheck: A throat that is painful and swelling on one side needs medical attention. Whether such a patient can drive to the doctor's office, or should be driven by a friend or relative, depends on the severity of symptoms. Possible causes include strep throat with a very swollen tonsil, or a growing tonsillar abscess that the antibiotics so far is not controlling. ...Read more
Could I have a tonsil stone? One sided tonsillitis 3 weeks ago, still feels like something behind tonsil, sore and difficult swallowing. Treatment?
Had tonsillitis for a week, on antibiotics, throat pain better but one side of tonsil still swollen, side of neck still tender too. Is this normal?
Evaluation: In this situation it will be important to makes sure there is no peritonsillar abcess. ...Read more
My laryngologist told me I have tonsillitis im taking antibiotics but it doesn't help can it be tonsil cancer? I've fever and my throat hurts on one side
Tonsilitis: Cancer in this area at your age is extremely rare and unusual, particularly if this is an acute illness. More than likely this infection, if responding to antibiotics at all, is curing the infection, but the inflammatory process takes a longer time to recede. Hope you are better soon. Cancer would not be likely. ...Read more
White spots on my uvula & tonsils. Left side looks a bit swollen. Negative for strep. No sore throat. Ent said tonsillitis & saw a "pus pocket" on one side. I had a bad cold for 5 wks. Could be mono?
Tonsil pain that hasn't gone away over year. Feels as if food is swallowed normal side. No medications helped. Also get tonsil stones. Tonsilitis?
Tonsilloliths: Pl see article for more info on condition. You need an ENT referral for possible tonsillectomy to relief chronic problem. ...Read more
Tonsil on one side is red, slightly swollen and painful when swallowing, could this be tonsilitis? Also felt very tired, cold and painful muscles
May need strep test: Sore throat and tonsillitis symptoms usually are evaluated by a rapid strep test in addition to an exam. If there are strep germs, antibiotics such as Amoxil (amoxicillin) or Zithromax are needed. Sometimes tonsils get whitish mucousy stuff on them. Other possible causes of throat symptoms include allergens, viruses, other irritants, etc... ...Read more
Your physician: The best place is your regular medical doctor. If they are not available then there may be an urgent care walk-in clinic in your neighborhood. You need to be evaluated by a doctor to make sure that it is not some other problem instead. Do not self medicate, this can mask a problem and make it more difficult to treat. ...Read more
More in younger: We see it more often in younger people, but we can also see it in mature people. It depends on your immune strength as an adult. There are more attacks in children, but lot of adults get it. The causes are clasically streptococcus but also viruses and other bacteria. Usually antibiotics but sometime surgery - tonsilectomy. A dangerous situation with an abscess can occur - surgery then. ...Read more
Yes: Anyone at any age can have infected tonsils. More common in kids. See an ENT for evaluation. ...Read more
Yes.: You have too many infections much higher than average. Must see an ENT specialist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I just had my tonsillitis cured on ther right side. I feel like there's something like it on the left side. Is it possible to transfer or have again?
Could but doubt: Once you're treated for any tonsilar infection, the meds would essentially treat both sides. You can always get another infection, and it may just affect the other side this time, especially if close contacts are transmitting the infection to you if they were never treated, etc. ...Read more
Had Tonsillitis. Seem fine pain/colour now but can't recall normal size. One size Grade 1 the other between 1 & 2. How to tell what's healthy/normal?
Not a problem: Normal tonsils can vary in size between individuals and one tonsil can be larger than the other. I would not be concerned. ...Read more
My son had tonsillitis few weeks ago but now he noticed one is bigger than the other one he may have them like that before but we never noticed right now he doesn’t have any pain or problems?
Asymmetric tonsils: Asymmetry in tonsils can occur without clinical importance but rarely can be a result of neoplastic process. The difference in size should be evaluated and perhaps followed for a period of time by a specialist. Sometimes a biopsy may be obtained. A changing asymmetry should not be ignored. ...Read more
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