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My Tonsils Ache Symptoms
Tonsillitis: You are probably starting to get an infection in your tonsils. Viruses are the commonest cause, but bacteria can also cause it, and even yeast can. If you develop a fever and aching, or if the pain becomes severe or does not improve in a day or two on its own, you will want to see a doc. Untreated strep can lead to rheumatic fever, which can cause permanent heart damage. That's your biggest risk. ...Read more
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See a doctor : May be an infection, such as a tonsillar abscess, although I would think you may have fevers and feel sick if that were the case. See you doctor soon for an exam. If you develop fevers or feel ill, may need to go to the ER. Ask about a referral to an ENT specialist as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Frequent sore throats every few months.Red & painful swallowing/eating. Haven't got tonsils as were removed years ago, no other symptoms. What is it?
My left tonsil has these slits in them and my ear aches a bit but i haven't noticed any of the symptoms of the tonsil stones could it be somethinelse?
Tonsils: Have them assessed by ENT. They should be able to help with a diagnosis. All the best. ...Read more
For 3 days my throat has been sore on left side. No other symptoms. No tonsils. Hurts especially to look up or stretch that part of my throat/neck.?
Multiple Causes: There could be multiple causes for having throat discomfort, but the most likely cause is a viral illness. You should see her family practice physician to make sure. Most viruses will get better after 7-10 days. If symptoms continue, make appointment with your physician. ...Read more
My symptoms started Friday night 4 days ago as a painful sore tonsils. The next day it went straight to my lungs. Green/mucus phlegm coughing up?
I have the sensation of a cut or a scratch in my throat behind my tonsil. It looks more sore /scab. My throat is not sore and I have no other symptoms?
Can Valtrex cause Viral Pharyngitis? I have 5 tiny canker sore like ulcers on one tonsil. Symptoms appeared two days after starting pill.
No, Valtrex does not: cause viral pharyngitis. Most likely, the sores you are seeing are from the infection you are treating with the Valtrex. The Valtrex takes some time to begin working & the sores may have already been starting at a sub clinical level. If they are continuing, please see your doctor. ...Read more
I have had a small pus pocket on my left tonsil for 1 month. The only symptom I have is a sore throat. Do i need to make a dr apppointment?
Both tonsils are very swollen, difficult and painful to swallow, they are red and have white strips on them? I also have ear ache.
There's a cyst on my tonsil. I haven't been sick in months. There's pain when breathing or in general a sore throat. No other symptoms of sickness.
ENT consult: A health history and examination by an otolaryngologist (ENT) will be best to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Swollen bumpy tonsils but I'm not sick at all. no sore throat, no symptoms of sickness. why are they swollen and bumpy?
Tonsillar: hyperplasia is probably the cause of the swollen bumpy tonsils. May need tonsillectomy if it causes any problem in the future. ...Read more
Could tonsil stones cause sore burning throat, could they cause other symptoms, systemic or flu ish symptoms. How to remove them safely and permanentl?
Tonsil stones: Best removal: the Hydro Pulse ™ Nasal/Sinus irrigator - www.hydromedonline.com comes with a special threat attachment designed for tonsil stones. The pulsing irrigation easily cleans out the crypts of the unwanted material. Also used to prevent/treat any sore throat. Since the stones may be the result of drainage from the nose/sinuses, the same unit clears that too. ...Read more
My symptoms indclude: tight/sore chest and back, throat hurts but not tonsils. What could be wrong?
See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of Glandular fever? Currently have sore glands, muscles, tonsils & am constantly tired, no matter how much sleep I get.
Pain and puss coming out of LEFT tonsil, and pressure to LEFT ear. no fever, chills, body aches or any other symptoms. Pain is reduced with NSAIDs.
I have a sore throat but no other symptoms. I only have very swollen tonsils. This is day 6 and it hasn't let up at all. Ideas?
Go to ENT: Do you have fever, fatigue? Could be viral pharyngitis, tonsillitis, and mononucleosis.Or others things .Check for signs of mono (mono spot test) and the epstein-barr virus. Blood tests can also help rule out other causes of your symptoms.Please get yourself checked by an ENT specialist if the swelling persists ...Read more
I have pinkish with a litte red sores around my tonsils, no sore throat, no pain, no tingling sensation. No symptoms of anything. What can this be?
Likely normal: I wouldn't worry with no symptoms. These are probably just lymphoid tissue which can be a normal finding in the throat. ...Read more
I had tonsillitis two months ago. My first zpack seemed to clear things up quickly but my symptoms returned about two weeks later. After waiting it out another week, I was put on a second zpack which took care of the sore throat but not the swollen tonsil
See below: Assuming that you did have a strep throat, Z-pak may not have been effective because of the emerging resistance of GAS to Zithromax.Re-treatment for a swollen tonsil isn't indicated unless a peritonsillar abscess is suspected. Statistics show that in the U.S. the risk of Rheumatic Fever is so low that the risk of severe side effects from antibiotics outweighs the risk of not taking the antibiotic. ...Read more
I am experiencing swollen tonsils (quality: red)
I had a sore throat about 3 weeks ago, left tonsil has remained swollen. No other symptoms now. ?
I am experiencing sore throat. The following also describes me: Pain when swallowing. I have my tonsils out and I don't have a fever or cold symptom?
Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease pain. ...Read more
Four days ago I got what I thought was a sore throat, it didn't clear in two days with no other symptoms so I went to the doctors. They took one look at my tonsils and insisted on a rapid strep test....I tested positive for strep. Same day I started ant
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Should i go to the doctor today or wait a little longer? I have had a sore throat which is pretty red for 5 days and a cough for 4 days. I had my tonsils out when i was little. I have no other symptoms. I don't have insurance so it's hard going to the doc
Viral : Viral upper respiratory tract infections usually last 7-10 days or should at least be improving by then. You may be a bit early yet. The chance of having strep throat after a tonsillectomy is quite low. It sounds like you are doing everything possible for symptom management. If you go 10 days without improvement, you should see a doc. ...Read more
Left tonsil has been enlarged for three weeks. No fever, sore throat or cough. Only symptom is choking on food and feels like Bubble in throat. ?
Get checked.: When one tonsil is larger than the other, and this is new, you should get checked by your doc, even though you have no fever. Sometimes strep can present without a fever, and sometimes without a sore throat. Other things can cause this though, and it it's impossible to say without more detail and seeing it in person. ...Read more
Had sore throat on right side for 6 days w/o cold symptoms. Rapid strep & culture were negative. I have a large white spot on right tonsil and my throat is very red and irritated. What else can I do?
Most sore throat are viral in origin.
If the strep throat is negative too, you would need lots of symptomatic care.
Take lots of fluids to drink and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain.
But again you will have to give it some time to get better.
One final thing - if your throat is coated with whitish exudate and you throat still hurts by 7-10 days and you are feeling tired, it might prudent to check for mono. ...Read more
Slightly swollen right tonsil 7-8 days. No fever, white patches, or cold symptoms. Painful sore throat days 1-3, now mildly uncomfortable, but worse at night.
Sounds like tonsilli: your description sound like it is viral. suggest warm salt water gargles, and drink a lot of fluids, and suspect it will resolve in a few days. if it persists, or you develop fever or you do get some white patches on the throat/tonsils, then strep needs to be ruled out. there are also other bacteria that can cause a pharyngitis or tonsillitis. ...Read more
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