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My throat itches and I keep coughing hard tonsil swollen but not red. I have taken claritin hasnt helped?
Semi hard bump on tonsil covering upper post. It fluctuates in size. Diameter stays the same but it will go almost flat then puff back up a little?:(
Tonsilliths: Hello. I would first recommend gargling with water on a regular basis to keep the food from impacting within the tonsillar crevices. Many patients will use q-tips to remove the stones. I have seen a patient who developed an abscess after he repeatedly used dental tools to remove the impaction. It may be worth a trip to your ENT doctor for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to rupture a tonsil from pushing to hard to remove tonsil stones? What complications can arise from this? Is caroited artery connected?
Tonsil stones: Yes, you can damage the tonsils with a probe pushed in too far. Induction of infection, bleeding and other complications is possible. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more
I've had continuous hard to remove tonsil stones for a year. My ENT says he doesn't suggest a tonsillectomy. Second opinion?
No tonsil enlargement. No swollen lymph nodes just a small semi hard bump on tonsil skin. Came sudden and hadn't gotten bigger in 2 mos. ? So upset:(
Tonsil lesion: Show this to your PCP and if they feel that it warrants further attention they may refer you to an ENT doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
I need to know if eating dairy when you have a tonsillitis infection will cause tonsil stones - hard bumps in tonsil crypts that cause bad breath?
I have a bump under my right tonsil. Hard to swallow. What is it? How can I get rid of it? I've had it for 4 days. Almost hits my gag reflex.
Abcess: at your age, it's most likely an abcess, or pocket of infection. these are best drained, followed by a course of antibiotics. see your doctor, or go to a med express or similar facility for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more