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My throat itches and I keep coughing hard tonsil swollen but not red. I have taken claritin (loratadine) hasnt helped?

My throat itches and I keep coughing hard tonsil swollen but not red. I have taken claritin (loratadine) hasnt helped?

Allergic?: The itchy throat suggests that the problem is from an allergic problem . Consider trying a nasal steroid. If still not helpful, need to consult an allergist . Postnasal drips, asthma, or sinusitis can all cause a cough. ...Read more

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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?:(

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?:(

Various things.: There are multiple possibilities: Lymphoid tissue, cryptic debris, tonsil stone, papilloma, abscess, and various benign or malignant tumors. See an otolaryngologist (ENT) . Biopsy or CT will be dependent on examination and assessment. ...Read more

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Can i cause harm by pushing really hard on my tonsil and squeezing bc of tonsil stones?

Can i cause harm by pushing really hard on my tonsil and squeezing bc of tonsil stones?

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 more

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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

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I've had continuous hard to remove tonsil stones for a year. My ENT says he doesn't suggest a tonsillectomy. Second opinion?

I've had continuous hard to remove tonsil stones for a year. My ENT says he doesn't suggest a tonsillectomy. Second opinion?

What are your signs: What are your symptoms, if the only problems is the stones, I have to agree with your surgeon, you do need surgery. But if you have other symptoms ,then it depends on the seriousness of your symptoms and signs a decision will be made. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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 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?

Tonsil stones: Tonsil stones can cause bad breath. But they are not typically caused by dairy products. The white spots may be from a strep infection. If you have not seen a doctor yet, you should. Rinsing with war salt water will help a sore throat and reduce tonsil stones ...Read more

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Throat pain and swollen tonsils that goes away and comes back week to week. Little white spots and no other symptoms. Kissing tonsils. Hard to swallow?

Throat pain and swollen tonsils that goes away and comes back week to week. Little white spots and no other symptoms. Kissing tonsils. Hard to swallow?

Need Clindamycin : You need a course of high dose Clindamycin - the antibiotics you are on don't kill anaerobic bacteria that commonly cause tonsillitis. I give patients like you at least 2 sometimes 3 weeks. If that fails tonsillectomy is something to consider. ...Read more