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Symptons of enlarged tonsils?

Symptons of enlarged tonsils?

Big Tonsils: Enlarged tonsils may cause voice changes and blockage of airflow during sleep. Most of the time, the swelling goes down after an infection. If just one of your tonsils is enlarged, go see your doctor. Unless there are other problems, generally no treatment is necessary for enlarged tonsils. Not sure? Go see an ent. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Rickert
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Adenoids (Definition)

Adenoids are lymphatic tissue found in the airway behind the nose in the back of the throat. Adenoids are made up of the same type of tissue as the tonsils. Both help fight infections. However, unlike the tonsils, they cannot be seen by looking in the throat. Adenoids are found in children and begin to regress before puberty. In children, enlarged adenoids can cause obstruction of the nasal airway leading to difficulty breathing, breathing through the mouth, nasally voice, ...Read more


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Can enlarged tonsils be cancerous?

Rare: Most of the time enlarged tonsils are due to infection, mostly in children, in adults rarely malignancy can occur, bilateral in lymphomas, unilateral enlargement in cancer, and needs professional evaluation. ...Read more

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Sore throat, tonsils enlarged, difficulty swallowing ?

Sore throat, tonsils enlarged, difficulty swallowing ?

See a doctor: you might need antibiotic, so please see a local physician. you can gargle with salt water, and treat some of your symptoms with OTC medicine. but see a local doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Nasal congestion mouth breathing swollen lymph node?

Nasal congestion mouth breathing swollen lymph node?

URI: The nasal congestion does cause the mouth breathing.. The lymph nodes i suppose are not he neck and most likely are reactive lymph nodes. 90% of URI are viral, but if he is having fever or chills, it is best to have him see his pediatrician for proper diagnosis. You can give antihistamine for the congestion and fluid to avoid drying. ...Read more

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Sore throat, bright red throat and tonsils, swollen tonsils, looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypts, swollen lymph nodes. Go to doctor?

Sore throat, bright red throat and tonsils, swollen tonsils, looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypts, swollen lymph nodes. Go to doctor?

Yep: New onset sore throat, with redness, discolored patches needs to be evaluated for strep throat. If a rapid strep test is negative, ask for a throat culture, Since 1 to 3 out of 10 rapid strep tests have false negatives & strep is missed. As long as strep is treated within 10 days the risk of acquiring rheumatic fever is minimal. So go to an UC today or see doc tomorrow. Now if had for 10 days. ...Read more

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Is sleep apnea due to enlarged tonsils and adenoids?

Is sleep apnea due to enlarged tonsils and adenoids?

See ENT to evaluate : Enlarged tonsils and adenoids can inhibit airflow and thereby contribute to sleep apnea. See an ENT to evaluate these tissues as well as checking for nasal polyps and deviated septum. ...Read more

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Enlarged tongue help?

Enlarged tongue help?

Enlarged tongue: The tongue is a very interesting organ. It's really nothing more than a large muscle. It tends to accommodate whatever space it is given. It's size is related to your teeth and your bite. Large tongues are usually caused by a large open bite, where the tongue fills the space between the teeth, or also by having no teeth (edentulous) to contain the tongue. It can be corrected surgically. ...Read more

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Can tonsil stones make your lymph nodes swollen?

Can tonsil stones make your lymph nodes swollen?

Yes: Yes, tonil stones prone to chronic inflammation which can enlarge lymph nodes. Other reasons to have enlarged nodes. See ENT doc for advice ...Read more

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Discomfort in throat (not really sore,) looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypt, red throat, swollen tonsils, swollen/painful lymph nodes?

Discomfort in throat (not really sore,) looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypt, red throat, swollen tonsils, swollen/painful lymph nodes?

Cryptic Tonsils: You have what are called cryptic tonsils. They have folds and holes in them that food particles get stuck in. You can gargle deeply or use a water pick to help get the particles out, but ultimately the treatment is to remove the tonsils. This is done if they are constantly or recurrently inflamed or infected, if one has severe bad breath. ...Read more

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Why do enlarged adenoids form?

Why do enlarged adenoids form?

Infection: Adenoids are lymphatic tissue that help to fight off infections. They become enlarged usually during upper respiratory, ear, and sinus infections. Allergies can contribute to enlarged adenoids as can gastroesophageal reflux (in children). ...Read more

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Could enlarged adenoids cause chronic postnasal drip?

Could enlarged adenoids cause chronic postnasal drip?

The other way around: It is likely the other way around. Chronic rhino-sinusitis from any etiologies causes your adenoids to enlarge. Adenoids are local lymphatic tissues that drain from surrounding tissues. When there is chronic inflammation in the nasopharygeal area, adenoids will be big. Then with enlarged adenoids, they will further obstruct the drainage causing more congestion. An allergist or ENT can help you. ...Read more

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Constant minor sore throat, tonsiliths, swollen lymph nodes under jaw, loud breathing and more tonsil related symptoms. Chronic tonsilitis?

Constant minor sore throat, tonsiliths, swollen lymph nodes under jaw, loud breathing and more tonsil related symptoms. Chronic tonsilitis?

chronic tonsillitis?: Signs of chronic tonsillitis can include: • frequent tonsil stones, or tonsilloliths • bad breath • frequent throat discomfort and sensation of something stuck in the back of the throat • enlarged tonsils treatment for chronic tonsillitis can include antibiotics and oral gargles and rinses. If symptoms persist, surgery may be indicated. It is recommended that you see your ENT physician. ...Read more

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Does enlarged adenoids in children cause asthsma?

Does enlarged adenoids in children cause asthsma?

No: Asthma has a complex origin in genetic and environmental triggers. Kids with enlarged adenoids are often sicker than others for a number of reasons, but the presence of the enlargement does not cause asthma. ...Read more

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Can pharyngitis cause enlarged jaw lymph nodes? For longer period. Or can tonsillar stone can cause enlarged jaw lymph node?

Can pharyngitis cause enlarged jaw lymph nodes? For longer period. Or can tonsillar stone can cause enlarged jaw lymph node?

Yes, to both.: Certainly, pharyngitis can cause enlargement of lower jaw lymph nodes. Lymph nodes can become enlarged and tender in response to any regional or local infection. Keep taking your antibiotics and find out the results of your throat culture! See your doctor if you don't steadily improve. Get well soon! ...Read more

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Can getting adenoids + tonsils out hurt?

Can getting adenoids + tonsils out hurt?

Definitely: This surgery is definitely painful. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What are swollen lingual tonsils?

What are swollen lingual tonsils?

Tongue lymph tissue : Tonsils are lymph tissue generally & part of the lymphatic system of the immune system. Swollen lingual tonsils, at the base of the tongue, may indicate some type of allergic or immune issue. Keep a diary: food, drinks & toothpaste (flavors) could trigger an immune response. Gastric reflux or sinus drainage could affect this lymph tissue also. Sleep breathing problems could be involved. ...Read more

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Difference between strep throat and mononucleosis?My simptoms:swollen and enlarged tonsils with white pockets,enlarged lymph nodes,no fever or fatigue

Difference between strep throat and mononucleosis?My simptoms:swollen and enlarged tonsils with white pockets,enlarged lymph nodes,no fever or fatigue

Get checked.: The most awful looking throats I see can be strep or mono. In strep, a person usually has a fairly high temperature and headache. In mono, you see fatigue as the major symptom. With no fever and no fatigue, I wonder if you have little pockets (crypts) in your tonsils that can trap food/debris and become irritated. Very enlarged tonsils can interfere with breathing - which is non-negotiable! ...Read more

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Can strep cause enlarged lymph nodes ?

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Can strep cause enlarged lymph nodes ?

Yes: Streptoccocal infections can cause enlarged lymph nodes in your neck. ...Read more

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Can tonsils re-grow?

Can tonsils re-grow?

Adenoids regrow: Tonsils usually do not regrow but adenoids have propensity to reappear. It is more difficult to remove entire adenoid tissue. ...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


Dr. Robert Knox
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Enlarged Tonsils (Definition)

This is a complex question. We grade tonsil size by how large they are with respect to the tonsillar pillars. 1+ is small and in the fossa, 2+ is no larger than the fossa but to the fossas, 3 + larger than the fossa or pillars, 4+ touching each other. As we get older the tonsils should recede and get smaller. Enlarged tonsils decrease the size of ...Read more