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How do I get my swollen tonciles to go down?

How do I get my swollen tonciles to go down?

Swollen tonsils: Tonsillar swelling may be the result of bacterial or viral infection -- at home you can try Ibuprofen and salt water gargles, but see your physician if symptoms persist, if you have a fever, if your voice is changing, or if you have trouble swallowing or breathing. ...Read more

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Can chronic EBV cause enlarged tonsil?. Ever since I had strep my one tonsil has been larger. It goes down then when I get sick goes up. Ent says ok.

Can chronic EBV cause enlarged tonsil?. Ever since I had strep my one tonsil has been larger. It goes down then when I get sick goes up. Ent says ok.

Asymmetrical Tonsil : EBV is a known commensal in the oropharynx and can be associated with tonsillar hypertrophy. Generally, tonsil size being larger during infections and then subsiding is quite normal. However, if there is a persistent asymmetrical enlargement of the tonsil, i.e. one tonsil being larger than the other, then in that situation further examination and removal may be indicated. ...Read more

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If I had tonsil cancer would my tonsil steadily get larger? Mine actually has went down just a little. Small bump next to scm muscle. Lymph node? HELP

If I had tonsil cancer would my tonsil steadily get larger? Mine actually has went down just a little. Small bump next to scm muscle. Lymph node? HELP

Cancers grow: The natural history for most cancers, tonsillar cancer included, is to grow if left untreated. A small bump next to the SCM muscle can indeed be a lymph node. A good physical exam by your physician can provide many answers and is a great place for you to start. ...Read more

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I have quinsy and i am taking antibiotics-pst72hrs for it but the swelling of the tonsil hasnt gone down. If i dont get it drained could it get infected again after i finish the course of antibiotics?

I have quinsy and i am taking antibiotics-pst72hrs for it but the swelling of the tonsil hasnt gone down. If i dont get it drained could it get infected again after i finish the course of antibiotics?

Finish your antibiot: You need to finish your antibiotics, continue to gargle with warm water, and try to "slush" the water around in your mouth. This may help to reduce the swelling. After you finish the antibiotics, you will need to be rechecked--then you will know if the peri-tonsilar abscess needs to be drained. ...Read more

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Feels like something is stuck in my tonsil, how do I get it out?

Feels like something is stuck in my tonsil, how do I get it out?

Tonsilliths: Hello, food particles can get stuck in the pockets or crevices of your tonsils. Gargle with plain water after every meal. This should help to keep your tonsils clean. ...Read more

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I have one of those white hard thing stuck in my tonsil for 7 months now I can see it but I can't get it out it?

I have one of those white hard thing stuck in my tonsil for 7 months now I can see it but I can't get it out it?

Tonsillith: The tonsils have crypts in them. Debris accumulates in them and form "stones" or "tonsil-liths". They can be the cause of bad breath and have some associated discomfort. If you cannot take the end of a blunt tooth brush and express it out, and it is a source of problems. For you, see your pcp or ENT and have them examine the area. Gargle alot with salt water. ...Read more

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What do people normally get a tonsil cyst from?

What do people normally get a tonsil cyst from?

Not sure: "tonsil cyst" isn't a medical term, so it is hard to know exactly what you are talking about. Tonsil stones or "tonsilliths" are collections of food and infection which are whitish and are common. They cause bad breath, and sometimes reflect chronic tonsillitis. ...Read more

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What to do if i get an itchy sensation on my tonsil?

What to do if i get an itchy sensation on my tonsil?

Itchy Tonsil: Greetings. Your symptoms may be allergy related and may improve with an antihistamine. Tonsil liths could also be the cause. Gargle with water after every meal. See your doctor for an examination of your tonsils for confirmation. ...Read more