Doctor insights on: Is it possible to swallow your tonsils

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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

Mouth (Definition)

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


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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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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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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

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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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My right tonsil has been hurting and it hurts when I swallow. How can I fix it and what is causing it?

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

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I have small bump near left side tonsil, it irritates and pains when I swallow anything. What it can be?

? infection: It could be a small cyst or abscess, or other "non-specific lesion." have a dr. Evaluate you with a clinical exam to get a proper DX and subsequent tx. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Not bleeding?: Keep the area clean with good mouth hygiene and peridox. Eat a soft liquid diet. Hopefully it will he'll within 1 week. If not have it checked. If it is bleeding briskly, be seen. All the best. ...Read more

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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

Strep: Could be other than strep bacteria or viral. Black color is not normal though. If you have fever, needs to get checked again. Strep test is not 100% sensitive ...Read more

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Safe to swallow pus? Tonsil leaking pus nonstop.

Safe to swallow pus? Tonsil leaking pus nonstop.

Tonsilitis: You need to be seen by a doctor and treated. See an ENT doctor. If you have a tonsillar or peritonsillar abscess you may need urgent surgical intervention. Go asap and hope you are better soon. ...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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What do you suggest if my right tonsil is swollen and hurt to drink cold stuff and to swallow?

What do you suggest if my right tonsil is swollen and hurt to drink cold stuff and to swallow?

Tonsil: Good question. My be tonsillitis or an abscess less likely dental with referred pain from a back molar. Check it out today if its that painful. ...Read more

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My right tonsil is swollen and hurt to drink cold stuff and to swallow. What do you recommend?

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

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My right tonsil is swollen and it hurts to drink cold stuff and to swallow. What could be wrong?

My right tonsil is swollen and it hurts to drink cold stuff and to swallow. What could be wrong?

Tonsil: If it grossly larger than left, should be evaluated by ENT. Could have isolated crypt inflammation/infection. Antibiotics =/- depending on findings. Gargle with dilute saline. Half tsp in glass of warm water. ...Read more

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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