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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

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Swelling of the mouth and pain in the limbs?

Swelling of the mouth and pain in the limbs?

Angioedema: Sounds like angioedema.......Or a viral infection that causes muscle aches or even a bacterial infection of the tonsils/pharynx. You need to see your primary care doctor to rule out infection and then determine the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of painful swelling of the hands, numbness in the toes?

What are the causes of painful swelling of the hands, numbness in the toes?

Arthridities vs nerv: This could be a sign of arthridities such as rheumatoid vs possible nerve associated pathology such as neuropathy. I suggest you see your pcp for proper referrals. ...Read more

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What causes the swelling of the feet?

What causes the swelling of the feet?

Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of swelling in the left neck?

What are the possible causes of swelling in the left neck?

Swelling left neck: Could be lymph node from mononucleosis, thyroglossal duct , brachcial cleft, or dermoid cysts or laryngocele , ranula ( cyst from floor of mouth) or salivary gland /other infection . May also be lymphoma or thyroid cancer or lung cancer. or neurogenic tumors ( schwannomas/neurofibroma, or carotid/vascular(AVM) issue.Need sonogram and or CT of neck f/u/ w /ENT this week. ...Read more

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What are common causes of occasional pain on the underside of the jaw? (not in the mouth)

What are common causes of occasional pain on the underside of the jaw? (not in the mouth)

Many things: It could be a muscle spasm. It could be a lymph nodes ,do you have any pets. If the pain in the middle could be a thyroid nodules, or the larynx. If it is to the side ,it could be a salivary gland, or again a lymph nodes. By the way lymph nodes enlargement could be for an acute condition, or a chronic condition. Hydrate well, apply heat pad to the area, sleep with your head to to prevent reflux. ...Read more

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What kinds of infection cause swelling of the lingual frenulum?

What kinds of infection cause swelling of the lingual frenulum?

Sialolith: You frenum is a small band of elastic connective tissue that connects your tongue to the floor of your mouth. It hardly ever gets infected. You probably have a little calcified stone called a sialolith blocking one of the salivary ducts around the frenum and causing swelling on the floor of your mouth and frenum. See your dentist asap! ...Read more

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What could be the cause of redness in corner of mouth?

What could be the cause of redness in corner of mouth?

Irritation: You may have a few different things. It could be an area that doesn't dry out much (licking) and may or may not have a fungal infection, possible viral lesion such as a form of herpes labalis, it could be from trauma of a split lip that just hasn't healed. ...Read more

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Causes of hotness of the lower abfomen?

Causes of hotness of the lower abfomen?

Possible infection: There are many possible reasons for this and more information is needed to help guide you. If the skin is hot and red, this could related to a skin infection called cellulitis which normally requires antibiotic treatment. If the symptoms are more internal, it could be related to a urinary tract infection. I would recommend having your medical provider examine you and advise on treatment. ...Read more

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What causes reddness in the bottom of the feet?

What causes reddness in the bottom of the feet?

Could be normal: The only thing in your body that is red is the red blood cell so if a body area turns red it means increased blood flow. The soles of the feet normally have high blood flow and are red compared to the top of the feet. If the redness is associated with itching and rough skin it may be a contact allergy. If the redness is associated with burning it may be neuropathy. Either way see your md. ...Read more

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Causes of swelling of the feet when pregnant?

Causes of swelling of the feet when pregnant?

In general, normal: It's not uncommon for swelling in the legs and feet during pregnancy, but one of the things to make certain is that your blood pressure is under control, especially check for preclamsia/eclamsia (which can be an emergency). ...Read more

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What are the causes of tingling in the lips and the lower part of the face?

What are the causes of tingling in the lips and the lower part of the face?

See MD asap!: That's a very good question. The list is long. It warrants you seeing your primary care physician or a neurologist immediately. You shouldn't want merely a list of possibilities with guesses and answers over the internet. You should want an exact and accurate answer asap! that will require you seeing someone for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of occasional swelling of ankle?

What are the causes of occasional swelling of ankle?

Many causes: There are many causes for ankle swelling, if this swelling is associated with pain, inability to weight bear, instability, weakness or fever/chills, investigation by your pcp or orthopedist is warranted. Frequent causes: ankle arthritis ankle sprain gout joint infection tendonitis fracture leg edema secondary to fluid overload. ...Read more

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What is the cause of numbness of the lips and nose?

What is the cause of numbness of the lips and nose?

See a neurologist: The sensory nerve supply to upper lip and nose comes from inferior orbital branch of maxillary nerve. Therefore a problem could be any where along its course. A neurologist can investigate the cause which may or may not be serious. ...Read more

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What's the cause of pain in the feet and down the shin of legs with swelling?

Shin Splints: If you get pain in your shin bone this is mostly the cause, especially if you are a runner/jogger. If this is the case, ease back on your exercise and allow the area to heal. Need to be evaluated for proper shoe gear and possible orthotics by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Causes of numbness and sweling of the lower lip?

Causes of numbness and sweling of the lower lip?

Infection or trauma: Numbness and swelling can be a sign of infection. If you did not experience and trauma to your lip and you cannot explain it go to the dentist. See if there is a tooth that is infected. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swelling of the ankles and feet?

What are the causes of swelling of the ankles and feet?

A few things: Excess dietary sodium can cause fluid retention, which can explain swelling in the foot, ankles and legs. Prolonged sitting or standing in place may cause swelling. It can also be due to other medical issues as well: congestive heart disease, htn, diabetes, uremia and many other issues.. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes swelling on the side of the neck?

What causes swelling on the side of the neck?

Too many to list: The most common reason to feel a lump on the side of the neck would be from a swollen lymph gland. It swells as it drains the inflammatory fluids that accumulate in response to infection(s). ...Read more

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What causes swelling of the lingual frenulum?

What causes swelling of the lingual frenulum?

Irritation: Mechanical irritation by hard, sharp foods, floss incident, any number of reasons could cause frenal inflammation. If calculus (tartar) build up is severe that may be cause as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more