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Is it possible to swallow after tonsil removal?

Is it possible to swallow after tonsil removal?

Yes: As soon as swelling goes down you can swallow. Cold ice cream helps reducing inflammation and swelling. ...Read more

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My tonsils are inflamed and I can't swallow. Are there home remedies that can help?

My tonsils are inflamed and I can't swallow.  Are there home remedies that can help?

Salt water: Sounds gross, but gargling with salt water gives a lot of people relief. If you're having that much difficulty swallowing though, you should see a doctor because you may need an antibiotic and other treatment. ...Read more

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I was eating puffed paady and its hard cover go and irritates my right side of tonsil i m feeling like pricking pain unable to swallow what to do?

I was eating puffed paady and its hard cover go and irritates my right side of tonsil i m feeling like pricking pain unable to swallow what to do?

Liquids: If this just happened I would wait a bit then try to swallow some liquids or something soft like banana or white bread dipped in milk. Avoid acidic juices. If the problem is severe or persists then you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I accidentally swallowed a tonsil stone. What will happen to me?

I accidentally swallowed a tonsil stone. What will happen to me?

No need: It is unnecessary to treat tonsil stones as they generally are not related to any health consequences and should not cause any problems if ingested. ...Read more

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It feels like I have something wedged behind my tonsil on the top right side. Hurts to swallow.

It feels like I have something wedged behind my tonsil on the top right side. Hurts to swallow.

Tonsil stone: You may have a tonsolith or tonsil stone. If you can see a white area on your tonsil you can try to dislodge it by using a qtip or waterpic to the tonsil. If not see your doctor to make sure you do not have an infection. ...Read more

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What to do if one swollen tonsil and hurts to swallow?

What to do if one swollen tonsil and hurts to swallow?

Get seen: Throat pain and one swollen tonsil is concerning for tonsil cancer. Please get to an ENT or Head & Neck Surgeon soon. This disease can happen regardless of smoking history so, please don't delay. ...Read more

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Will it hurt me if I swallow tonsil stones? Do they ever go away

No and yes: Tonsilliths or tonsil stones are an accumulation of debris in the crypts of the tonsils. They cause discomfort and foul breath. They can be expelled with blunt end of a toothbrush or like object. If swallowed, they are readily inactivated by the acid in the stomach. This should not be harmful. Good oral hygiene, gargles with most gargle solutions will help. You may end up with tonsils out. ...Read more