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Itchy Swollen 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had swollen tonsils that brought about an itchy cough. The tonsils were treated but the itchy cough still remains. How do I get rid of it?
Had an viral infection alot of symptoms subsided but still have swollen tonsils feel a little itchy it didnt at first.when will swelling subside?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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