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Ache in left ear, , a feeling that there is air trapped in nose, sounds like snoring when I breathe, swollen itchy white tonsils ?

Ache in left ear, , a feeling that there is air trapped in nose, sounds like snoring when I breathe, swollen itchy white tonsils ?

URI: Swollen tonsils with white secretions can represent a streptococcal throat infection , achy joints, stiff neck and stuffed nose and earache will be present with an acute viral infection. It is rare for an adult to have a strep pharyngitis without a fever. Try salt water gargles and ibuprofen to feel better. If these persist more than 72 hours, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Swollen Tonsils (Definition)

Tonsils that are larger than normal. This can be from many causes, most commonly infection, ...Read more


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What OTC meds work for swollen tonsils?

What OTC meds work for swollen tonsils?

Nsaids: Antiinflamitories and gargle with warm saline. See your personal provider for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Do alergy pills work for swollen tonsils?

Do alergy pills work for swollen tonsils?

No: None of the medications has been shown to reduce tonsil size. There is some animal studies showing that singulair (montelukast) may have some effect in reducing tonsil size -not fda approved. For this condition however. ...Read more

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Does laryngitis include having swollen tonsils?

Does laryngitis include having swollen tonsils?

Possibly: Inasmuch as both laryngitis and tonsillitis may be caused by the same virus, the two problems can occur together. But because the tissues are not exactly adjacent to each other, the two problems may co-exist because of the same etiology. In general, however, each one, laryngitis and tonsillitis are separate problems and laryngitis frequently occurs in the absence of tonsillitis and visa- versa. ...Read more

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Can smell or smoke of cigarette swollen tonsils?

Can smell or smoke of cigarette swollen tonsils?

Unlikely: Second hand smoke would be a very unlikely cause. Even in smokers tonsil enlargement is usually from another cause. ...Read more

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What can I give my daughter for her swollen tonsils.?

What can I give my daughter for her swollen tonsils.?

Other Sx ???: Tonsils in kids tend to grow faster than they do until age 7-8 when they stop, then the kid continues to grow & the tonsils assume a smaller relative size. Unless the kid has a sleep disturbance or chronically infected tonsils, they are generally left alone & will be less of an issue in the teen years. If they are just big, ignore it, if inflamed & febrile, she needs to be seen. ...Read more

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What could these white, patchy bumps on my swollen tonsils be?

What could these white, patchy bumps on my swollen tonsils be?

Infection: Many infections of the tonsils cause formation of exudate or white patchy material on the tonsils. The problem is that the type of infection causing this can be viral, bacterial or yeast , all of which require different therapy. Need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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