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What could cause inflamed lingual tonsils?

What could cause inflamed lingual tonsils?

Infection/irritation: Most likely causes are infection or an irritation. See your physician or an ENT for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Lingual (Definition)

It is near the tongue. So a tooth surface that is on the tongue side is called lingual a surface. In ...Read more


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Is it possible for you to see you lingual tonsils?

Is it possible for you to see you lingual tonsils?

Yes: Mirror laryngoscopy of flexible fiber optic endoscopy are the easiest methods to visualize the lingual tonsils. Pulling the tongue as forward as possible probably will allow you to see the upper edge of the lingual tonsils. ...Read more

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What are swollen lingual tonsils?

What are swollen lingual tonsils?

Tongue lymph tissue : Tonsils are lymph tissue generally & part of the lymphatic system of the immune system. Swollen lingual tonsils, at the base of the tongue, may indicate some type of allergic or immune issue. Keep a diary: food, drinks & toothpaste (flavors) could trigger an immune response. Gastric reflux or sinus drainage could affect this lymph tissue also. Sleep breathing problems could be involved. ...Read more

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Is an irritated lingual tonsil painful?

Yes: This can be very painful and cause problems with speaking and swallowing. Best to see your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What can you do when your lingual tonsil hurts?

See ENT doctor: You are unusually well educated to know about lingual tonsils. Usually need to have a doctor who can perform "indirect laryngoscopy" to see lingual tonsils. This can be performed with a mirror or laryngoscope by ENT doctor. If infection is found, an antibiotic may be appropriate. ...Read more

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What can cause asymmetry of the lingual tonsil?

What can cause  asymmetry of the lingual tonsil?

Many things: The cause of the asymmetry of the lingual tonsils can be best determined after several questions are considered such as the presence of pain and if so, the duration. Do you have any allergies. Is this something that you have recently noticed and if so have any other changes have presented. It would be best for you to visit your dentist or an oral maxillofacial surgeon for a visual evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes lingual tonsil hypertrophy?

Usually acid reflux: Most often it is due to acid reflux. The lingual tonsils can become swollen due to reaction to infection as well as allergic reactions. ...Read more