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Dr. Robert Knox
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Tonsillitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the tonsil tissue, which can be either an acute or chronic process. Most of the time, it is caused by infection. In the acute phase, most cases of tonsillitis are viral. Once the problem extends beyond 10 days, it typically ...Read more


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Do sleeping pills help get to sleep if you have tonsillitis?

Do sleeping pills help get to sleep if you have tonsillitis?

Sleep Pills: Yes, if you respond well to them and the pain is not severe enough and you have taken treatment for tonsillitis also. ...Read more

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Help, I can't sleep due to tonsillitis. What can I take?

Help, I can't sleep due to tonsillitis. What can I take?

Throat pain/sleep: Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. Valerian (Valeriana officinalis), California poppy (Eschscholzia californica), Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa), Lemon Balm ( (Melissa officinalis)), passion flower (Passiflora incarnata), Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), Hops (Humulus lupulus) ...Read more

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What should I do if I have tonsillitis and it really hurts and it really makes me tired I cannot go out and I sleep a lot why does tonsillitis makes me tired?

What should I do if I have tonsillitis and it really hurts and it really makes me tired I cannot go out and I sleep a lot why does tonsillitis makes me tired?

Infections: Body fighting off infections whether viral or bacterial often release chemical mediators that can make you tired. The body needs rest and restoration to fight of infections so it is a natural way to tell us to slow down. Natural antibactproducts (gargling salt water) can be helpful but sometimes antibiotics are more needed. If persistent more than 4-5 days or trouble breathing, get help. ...Read more

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Doc. I'm 16. I had a tonsillitis and sinusitis. I can't sleep, I want help and what should I do?

Doc. I'm 16. I had a tonsillitis and sinusitis. I can't sleep, I want help and what should I do?

Throat/Sinus pain: Hello, I would recommend Motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) as directed every 2 hours. See your doctor for possible antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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I was coughing a lot day and night from tonsillitis and now I have a sharp aching pain on my right side and back it's unbearable I can't sleep!

I was coughing a lot day and night from tonsillitis and now I have a sharp aching pain on my right side and back it's unbearable I can't sleep!

Rib fracture?: Sometimes with strenuous coughing, one can crack a rib. This may not be a through-and-through fracture, but enough to cause pain -- especially with movement. Or there can be a dislocation of a rib causing similar discomfort. Please see your primary care physician for suggestions in your personal case. ...Read more

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Have postnasal drip after tonsillitis while travelling. Taking pseudoephedrine but lmtd. Expect pnd for how long? Extreme discomfort, can't sleep. Thx

Post-nasal drip: Post-nasal drip from a sinus infection commonly causes a sore throat (due the release of inflammatory chemicals from reactive white blood cells). Conversely, pn-drip from nasal allergies does not. You might want to have your ENT consider this possibility. ...Read more

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Why am I snoring and how do I stop? I am in perfect shape. I've had tonsillitis before. I sleep with my mouth open. I'm very healthy

Why am I snoring and how do I stop? I am in perfect shape. I've had tonsillitis before. I sleep with my mouth open. I'm very healthy

Snoring/OSA: Assuming you are a thin or fit young man as you say, then you likely either have large tonsils (which you would know - they are tough to hide) or else chronic nasal obstruction likely from a crooked septum or (much less likely) retained adenoids behind nasal cavity. See an ENT to do a good endoscopic exam of your nose and throat and decide if you need a sleep study. ...Read more

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Can tonsillitis (viral) cause extreme fatigue also apparently sinusitis (not bacterial) I don't want to sleep during day and make myself more tired!

Can tonsillitis (viral) cause extreme fatigue also apparently sinusitis (not bacterial) I don't want to sleep during day and make myself more tired!

Sure, especially if: You have mononucleosis, which commonly presents in adolescents & young adults. See your doctor for clinical evaluation that includes checking for enlargement of your spleen & lymph nodes, a CBC, Mono spot test & Ebstein-Barr viral titers, if needed. If that's what you have, you'll know why you have to succumb to daytime fatigue for a few weeks. ...Read more

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Could tonsillitis cause right nose blockage and multi ear infection with sleep abnea?

Could tonsillitis cause right nose blockage and multi ear infection with sleep abnea?

Not likely: In general, tonsillitis can cause obstructive symptoms in the throat, not the nose. For the nose, the adenoids (upper throat, behind the nose) can cause nasal obstruction. A nasal septum deviation or turbinate enlargement is very likely to contribute to nasal blockage. Adenoids can contribute to ear infections. Tonsil and adenoid problems can contribute to sleep apnea problems. See an ent. ...Read more

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I've been having a hard time sleeping at night. Is it ok to take sleeping pills (panadol night) that are not prescribed by a doctor?

I've been having a hard time sleeping at night. Is it ok to take sleeping pills (panadol night) that are not prescribed by a doctor?

Sleep hygiene: It is OK occasionally. Or make it the most optimal circumstance to get to sleep. Exercise regularly, morning may be best. Low sugar and caffeine intake and not later in the day. Earlier dinner and avoid stress if possible at night. When you are ready to go to bed read or watch TV but not in bed. Only get into bed when you are ready to sleep. There are other things like white noise machine ...Read more

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How will sleeping pills effect me with liver cirrhosis. I go for days sleeping to much, now I can't sleep at all, is it ok to take sleeping pill?

How will sleeping pills effect me with liver cirrhosis. I go for days sleeping to much, now I can't sleep at all, is it ok to take sleeping pill?

Depends on the pill: Your cirrhosis causes medications to be metabolized and processed through the liver much more slowly than normal, so a typical dose of a sleeping pill for an adult should be decreased. Talk to your doctor about the safest dose based on your liver function. ...Read more

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Is it OK to take over-the-counter sleeping pills?

Is it OK to take over-the-counter sleeping pills?

Not really: Your sleep problem could be due to so many different things including obstructive sleep apnea in which case OTC sleeping pills would really be a bad idea! So it's really NOT OK! ...Read more

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Is it okay to take sleeping pills every night?

Not really: You could get addicted to sleeping pills. It is better to find out why do you cannot sleep and fix that. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What could happen if I take 5 sominex (otc sleeping pills)?

What could happen if I take 5 sominex (otc sleeping pills)?

You might get: More sleepy or feel nauseated. Won't improve the quality of your sleep. Why do you think you need a higher dose? Please talk to your doc to find a better solution. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to take sleeping pills with amphetamines?

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Sleep pills: If prescribed by one physician. On few occasiions a mild sleep med. Is given to counteract the after-effect of long-acting stimulants which is insomnia. ...Read more

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Can you tell me can I take chemotherapy drugs and sleeping pills at the same time?

Can you tell me can I take chemotherapy drugs and sleeping pills at the same time?

Your physician will: Know your specific chemotherapy medications, your state of health and you can share information about which ever specific sleeping medications you are considering with him or her. You may be taking medications beyond your chemotherapy drugs. I think it would it be in your best interest to discuss this one with your physician. ...Read more

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I'm interested to know what happens if I take 6 diphenhydramine hci 25mg sleeping pills?

I'm interested to know what happens if I take 6 diphenhydramine hci 25mg sleeping pills?

Very sleepy: That would be a high dose of antihistamine there. You would probably get very sleepy although you might turn delirious! I wonder why you are interested in the specific effects of taking so many pills? I would talk with someone a out what you are going through like a primary care doctor or even a psychiatrist. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take pain pills plus sleeping pills as a senior?

Is it safe to take pain pills plus sleeping pills as a senior?

It depends...: Sleeping pills and many (but not all) pain pills have the potential to cause sedation, wooziness and unsteadiness, among other things. Taking them together can magnify these effects. So while it is sometimes necessary to take both, try to limit how much and how often you do this. Check with your doctor to find out if the particular medications you have can cause these effects. ...Read more

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What are the best sleeping pills to take?

What are the best sleeping pills to take?

Commentary: I personally do not like most prescription sleeping pills due to tolerance, next day hung-over sensations and grogginess, and sleep walking risk. But OTC Melatonin seems safe and effective in many. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it fine to take sleeping pills at night?

Is it fine to take sleeping pills at night?

Maybe: If you have good sleep habits and have tried healthy things and are avoiding night time exercise and alcohol and your doctor has prescribed them it should be fine. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more