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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Pain Above My Tonsils

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What causes one tonsil to swell?

What causes one tonsil to swell?

Pharyngitis: It sounds as if you may be suffering from acute pharyngitis (infection of the back of the throat). The majority of the infections are caused by viruses but they can also be caused by bacteria, such as streptococcus. ...Read more

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What can cause a growth on my tonsil?

What can cause a growth on my tonsil?

Tonsillar growth: Greetings. Changes to the tonsils can come from lymph tissue changes/asymmetries, viral lesions, cancerous lesions. Or actually a shrinking or atrophy of 1 tonsil causing the opposite to look differently. See your ENT doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Will a cold cause one tonsil to swell?

Will a cold cause one tonsil to swell?

That can occur.: For significant tonsil swelling, difficulty swallowing, large and painful lymph nodes - please see a doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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I always have big tonsils, but what can cause flare ups?

I always have big tonsils, but what can cause flare ups?

Tonsil hypertrophy: Your tonsils might become larger, if you have a viral or bacterial infection. Furthermore, many people with allergies will tend to have large tonsils, as well. This could fluctuate depending on when your allergies are flaring. ...Read more

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What might cause a child to have very big tonsils even when not ill?

What might cause a child to have very big tonsils even when not ill?

Normal exposures: One primary exposure portal of the body is the mouth. The tonsils sit is close proximity too all the ingested material, including germs, triggering the production of natural antibodies and release of preformed antibodies to germs. Tonsils grow faster than the kids (exposures) until 7-8 when they stabilize & the kids grow more, making the tonsils seem smaller.Many exposures don't make u ill. ...Read more

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What is the function of the tonsils.What causes pastules on the tonsils?

What is the function of the tonsils.What causes pastules on the tonsils?

Infection resisters: Part of the lymph system and trapping mechanism. If infected can form pustules and slough tissue can be pock marked. ...Read more

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There are white items attached to my tonsils. What are they? What caused them? How do I treat them?

There are white items attached to my tonsils. What are they? What caused them? How do I treat them?

TONSILLITHS: Most likely these are debris caught in tonsillar crypts. They would be benign but you should see ENT doctor for validation. ...Read more

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What causes bumps on tonsil?

What causes bumps on tonsil?

Tonsil bumps: Bumps on tonsils may be normal. Tonsils are typically not smooth. If your tonsils look particularly bumpy and this is not their usual state, you should have your doctor or an otolaryngologist (ENT) have a look at them, especially if you are also experiencing throat pain, difficulty or pain swallowing or fever. ...Read more

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What causes swelling in the tonsils?

What causes swelling in the tonsils?

Inflammation: Inflammation, tonsillitis is the commonest cause of enlarged tonsils. Much less frequently it may be due to tumor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more