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Is It Possible To Swallow Your Tonsils
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
I feel like something is stuck behind my tonsil whenever I swallow I feel it...is this something I should be worried about?
Tonsil: See your doctor or ENT specialist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
GI tract: Eventually, they end up in the toilet, like the other things you swallow. ...Read more
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
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
My right tonsil has been hurting and it hurts when I swallow. How can I fix it and what is causing it?
Doctor can check: A sore throat can be evaluated by a primary care doctor (or an ear-nose-throat doctor) to see what the cause might be. Sometimes it is a strep throat bacterial infection, in which case antibiotics would be needed. Other possibilities include a tonsillar abscess, a viral infection, a throat ulcer, etc... A doctor has to look at the throat to diagnose it. Meanwhile, lozenges may decrease hurting. ...Read more
I have a small cut on my left tonsil. It hurts when I swallow after I wake up in the morning and I've had it for a few days now! Should I get it seen?
Was tested this afternoon4 strep, negative. However there is now a newly developed red/black line on tonsil and its still painful 2 swallow what is it
Swollen tonsil: You may have tonsillitis, but more concerning is that it is just one tonsil. That could mean that you have an infection or maybe even an abscess behind the right tonsil (peritonsillar abscess). This usually needs to be treated by a drainage procedure, which is done by an ENT specialist. Could be something else, which should be evaluated, also by an ent. ...Read more
One of my tonsils looks deflated and lower than the other. And it's uncomfortable to swallow? Why?
See an ENT doctor: Need more info to even begin to guess, and would have to examine you. Find an ENT doctor near you and go see them. ...Read more
Foods to eat when you have difficulty swallowing, with big tonsils. What would make a good balance?
My left tonsil hurts when I swallow and is quite swollen. Is there anything from home that I can do to take care of this?
I have a white spot on my tonsils and it's not painful at all, it just feels odd to swallow? I've never had this happen before
Possible infection: This can be an infection beginning on the Tonsils as well as a traped piece of food stuck to the folds in the tonsil that can evolve into an infection, it would be best to have your Primary Care Doctor look at it and clear it up, gargling with warm salt water may help till you get it checked, take care! ...Read more
My tonsiles are full of blisters and they hurt really bad I hardly been eating and it hurts when I swallow. What should I do?????
I have a big ulser on my tonsil and it's getting bigger each day, it's really painful to swallow and eat, what can I do to help the pain?
Have it examined: It is probably an infection...so you may need antibiotics. For this you need to go see your GP for a medical check up. Until you get to the doctor, you can take paracetamol 1 or 2 tablets at a time, may repeat at 6 hourly intervals. Most throat ulcers heal in 4-5 days....when they do not heal, you need a medical examination. ...Read more
My right side tonsil is little bit swollen but I have no difficulty in breathing or swallowing. When I look in the mirror it seems swollen. Why?
I'm a 26 year old female with one large tonsil that I can feel when I swallow. No pain, no white patches. What could it be apart from cancer?
When I swallow my tonsils almost touch. Not sick but been this way for weeks. My left tonsil literally pops when I swallow. What's wrong with me?
Tonsil pain that hasn't gone away over year. Feels as if food is swallowed normal side. No medications helped. Also get tonsil stones. Tonsilitis?
Tonsilloliths: Pl see article for more info on condition. You need an ENT referral for possible tonsillectomy to relief chronic problem. ...Read more
Hello I Have had trouble swallowing and breathing it feels like there is something stuck there in the tonsils I tried looking back there but it was to?
Trouble breathing?: If a person is having trouble breathing, talking, or swallowing, then it is safer to call 911 and have the ambulance take him to the Emergency Room, instead of driving there in a private car. If there is only mild discomfort in the throat, one's primary care doctor should be able to help... or will refer the patient to the ER or and ENT doctor. ...Read more
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