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What do you suggest if my son has a bifid uvula and kissing tonsils what should I do?

What do you suggest if my son has a bifid uvula and kissing tonsils what should I do?

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

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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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My son has a bifid uvula and kissing tonsils. Treatment?

My son has a bifid uvula and kissing tonsils. Treatment?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Need Clindamycin : You need a course of high dose Clindamycin - the antibiotics you are on don't kill anaerobic bacteria that commonly cause tonsillitis. I give patients like you at least 2 sometimes 3 weeks. If that fails tonsillectomy is something to consider. ...Read more

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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

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

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How contagious is kissing with inflamed tonsils?

How contagious is kissing with inflamed tonsils?

Inflamed Tonsils: Hello, any infection may be contagious especially when it is active. Inflamed tonsils could be due to a virus or bacteria. It would be bet to avoid kissing while your partner is actively infected. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can i safely kiss my bf with infected tonsils?

Can i safely kiss my bf with infected tonsils?

May spread infection: Tonsilitis can be caused by viruses or bacteria. Given that, kissing and sharing saliva very well may spread the infection from one person to the other. ...Read more

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When you have infected tonsil and it's lymphoma can you kiss someone and they get tonsillitis?

When you have infected tonsil and it's lymphoma can you kiss someone and they get tonsillitis?

Needs clarification: Infected tonsils and lymphoma are two completely different things (lymphoma is a type of cancer). Having said that, yes if one has an acute tonsillitis, they can spread it to someone if they are playing tonsil hockey (kissing) with someone else....[unfortunately that will be the only hockey we will see for awhile due to the nhl lockout :( ]. ...Read more

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I have tonsil cancer and it's infected and i kissed my boyfriend and now he's got tonsilitis?

I have tonsil cancer and it's infected and i kissed my boyfriend and now he's got tonsilitis?

Infection, not cance: Oral, throat infections will spread if you swap spit, not a peck on the cheek (but don't do that either, until infection is treated. ...Read more

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Can tonsil lymphoma get infected if you get the flu?Can it infect someone else if you kiss them?

Question unclear...: Lymphoma is a type of cancer and is not contagious (does not spread from person to person). People with cancer including lymphoma may have decreased immunity and may be more likely to get infected. Infections can spread from person to person, with or without cancer. ...Read more

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I know about foods, exercise and travel, but how soon after tonsil removal surgery is it safe to drink alcohol? And also to be kissing/intimate?

I know about foods, exercise and travel, but how soon after tonsil removal surgery is it safe to drink alcohol? And also to be kissing/intimate?

Tonsil: Usually three weeks or so when the tonsils have healed and the alcohol won't burn. About the same time for intimacy. Suggest though that you ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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If someone has a staph infection on their tonsils, can you become infected by kissing them?

If someone has a staph infection on their tonsils, can you become infected by kissing them?

Yes: If two people are kissing, they will share whatever bacteria are in their mouths and throats. For bacteria like the strep throat bacteria, the well person will usually get sick after catching strep from the sick one. With staph bacteria, the well person may not get sick because staph doesn't cause oral infections in everyone. ...Read more

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Hi drs, i hve kissed my gf deeply (mouth).I hve hep b.Is there any chance of transmission .Im very much afraid.I hve tonsil stones too.

Hi drs, i hve kissed my gf deeply (mouth).I hve hep b.Is there any chance of transmission .Im very much afraid.I hve tonsil stones too.

Heb Transmission: Hepatitis b can be transmitter by sweat and saliva in addition to sexual transmission. Tonsil stones, also known as tonsilliths are unrelated. It is a recurrent condition related to the shape of one's tonsils and the likelihood of a fragment of food being stuck in a groove of the tonsil tissue. Gargle after eating to reduce the risk and reduce bad breath. ...Read more

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My throat got soar 4 days after kissing my bf and he got tested and hes clean but I still have white spots on my tonsils what is it and how I get it?

My throat got soar 4 days after kissing my bf and he got tested and hes clean but I still have white spots on my tonsils what is it and how I get it?

Rule out Inf Mono: What do you mean "he got tested and he is clean?" if he has infectious mononucleosis (eb virus) he may have already developed immunity and passed the virus on to you. Infectious mononucleosis is common in your age group and is transmitted exactly as you describe. It could, of course, be any viral infection. I would advise a mono spot test. ...Read more

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I've recently kissed a girl and found up shes now spiting up blood and her tonsils are sore and with white spots on them and since i lost my voice?

I've recently kissed a girl and found up shes now spiting up blood and her tonsils are sore and with white spots on them and since i lost my voice?

Strept?: She may have strept throat and is important to follow with a rapid strept test and even a throat culture. If it is positive for strept you both need treatment because of the known complications of this infection with kidneys and the heart. If the spitting of blood continues, then other conditions need to be considered and investigated. ...Read more

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I cut my lingual frenulum from kissing. For the next few days, i suffered from a mouth ulcer, a cold sore, infected tonsils, headaches, and my gums seemed to lower. Could it be hiv?

I cut my lingual frenulum from kissing. For the next few days, i suffered from a mouth ulcer, a cold sore, infected tonsils, headaches, and my gums seemed to lower. Could it be hiv?

No, relax: You may be overreacting. More likely, you have strep throat or pharyngitis. The cold sore is probably stress-related because you have pharyngitis are perseverating over this situation. Hiv transmission rate is very small orally, unless you were both bleeding. That being said, you should consider the possibility that there are much less painful ways of kissing people. ...Read more

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What does kissing on mouth cause? Positive effects or negative?

What does kissing on mouth cause? Positive effects or negative?

May cause herpes: simplex, HIV if u have open sores in ur mouth. May cause happiness unless illegal may cause trouble, ...Read more