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Crypts and stones: Crypts in the tonsils can result from recurrent infections, chronic infection or can be a normal finding. It is important to put this exam finding together with signs or symptoms of infections (sore throat, fever, reddness) or the presence of tonsiliths (white or yellow concretions found in the crypts). If the crypts are trapping food or producing tonsiliths, see your doctor for and exam. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could be: White spots on the tonsils could be food particles. The only way to be sure of strep throat is a throat culture. Tonsillitis is a specific diagnosis made by a physician when the tonsils in the throat are red and enlarged and painful. Strep throat does not necessarily indicate tonsil involvement. Obviously you need an objective diagnosis by a specialist. ...Read more
Possible: Sore throat could be from few possibilities-pharyngitis, tonsillitis/abscess, spine infections from the neck spine projection into pharyngeal space , retropharyngeal lymphnode- nodes behind the pharynx geting infected and cause inflammation /abscess involving the lymphnodes , adenoids infection which is lymphoid tissue behind the naso in the space called naso pharynx , layngitis, sinusitis drainage. ...Read more
Chronic sore throat, difficulty swallowing, swollen lymph nodes in neck, metallic taste in mouth, burning tongue?
Depend how often: If you have only had one episode then that is no reason to have your tonsils out. Typically this is what i'm thinking about taking out tonsils for infection we use the following: seven infections in one year or four infections a year for two years or three infections a year for three years. Of course if you have airway blockage because your tonsils are so big or chronic discharge that can cause opinions about tonsillectomy to change. ...Read more
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
Tonsillitis: Yes, it absolutely can. Even more exciting is when you have tonsil calculus or tonsil stones. These are little white pellet-looking things that fill the pits or crypts in your tonsils. Not only will they taste bitter, but they'll give you some pretty foul smelling breath, so you won't be the only one who gets to experience them. If this is a chronic problem, you should get it checked out. ...Read more
Can tonsil stones form after tonsils and adenoids are removed? wife has severe halitosis, great dental hygiene, non smoker, non drinker...
No: But anything is possible. Could be from GERD, gum infection, pet nasal drip, infected sinus, abscessed tooth, change in Meds or supplements, impacted food debris, etc. Start with a dental examination. Ask Dentist about tongue scraper. Let him/her do oral hygiene evaluation. If cause is not a Dental her Dentist will refer her to appropriate Physician to continue investigation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
R/O OSA: IT MAY: OSA can be suggested by history and physical. Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ aM headaches. And the Exam obesity/small oral airway/collar size>18. The definitive test is a PSG with split night/CPAP titration. I would request copy of sleep study and get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with the options. You are young CPAP vs ENT FOR UPP EVAL. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer