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See a doctor: the uvula should see an oral surgeon and is usually left alone. The tonsil problem should be see by an otolaryngologist and treatment will depend on symptoms ...Read more
Hard to say: These are normal findings for a 6-9 yo,usually associated with snoring during sleep and require no treatment. If a 4 yo or a 18 yo with any signs of sleep disturbance, they may need removal. Providing more information when you submit a question allows a more specific answer. ...Read more
My throat has been swollen and I have kissing tonsils with white spots. It isn't very painful, but the pain comes & goes. Have had this 6 months?
Check with an ENT: Generally those types of symptoms usually resolve themselves by that point. I'd suggest being evaluated by an ENT - a physician who specializes in disorders of the ears, nose & throat - as they might want to take a biopsy to rule out anything else that might be going on. Hope you feel better & Good Luck! ...Read more
White spots and kissing tonsils. No throat pain. They have been like this 6 months. Have had history of throat probs. what could this be?
Cryptic Tonsils: Given the length of time and swelling with crypts of the tonsils its best to see An ENT specialist for possible removal. ...Read more
Throat pain and swollen tonsils that goes away and comes back week to week. Little white spots and no other symptoms. Kissing tonsils. Hard to swallow?
Good day, my 3.5 YO daughter had suffered from frequent ear infection, with fluids remaining inside her ears, her ENT Dr. suggested to place tubes inside her ear and to remove her tonsils' and the adenoids saying she have a kissing tonsils that was diagno
Go ahead: If fluid behind her ear drums, and frequent middle ear infections, then ventilation tubes are warranted. As for adenoid removal, that would help some, initially, but if the reason for the chronic inflammation , as allergies, isn't sought and checked, the adenoid will regrow and ? Lead to Eustachian Tube dysfunction again. Tonsils, even if kissing, aren't removed unless severely inflamed/malignant ...Read more
Yes, BUT you might: Infect the person you are kissing.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: No you can't.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've been suffering from Left ear pain accompanied by swollen and painful left tonsil. I kissed a new partner a few days before could it be the reason?
Possible: Whenever we share body fluids there's always a chance of an infection being passed along. The ear pain is probably referred pain from the throat. Gargle warm salt water, eat soft cool foods and if not better in 5 days see MD - sooner if significant fever/vomiting/rash. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharyngitis ...Read more