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I cant breath, my throat, lungs and tonsils hurt, why is this?

I cant breath, my throat, lungs and tonsils hurt, why is this?

Need to see doctor: I presume that you are pregnant and this may cause acid reflux leading to the sensation of shortness of breath and throat irritation. However you do need to see your doctor to find out. When you said your lungs hurt, do you mean just the area under the breastbone (sternum) or other parts of the lungs? The former would be compatible with reflux as well. ...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 tonsils hurt&my inner ears hurts. What do you think it could cause it? Is there something you can recommend for me to take that's over-the-counter

Diagnosis: At age 39, you most likely have a viral upper respiratory infection. Whether it is viral or bacterial, the pain in the middle ear, not the inner ear, may be referred. That is, the throat discomfort may refer pain to the side of the face.
The proper treatment in medicine is not to look for over the counter medicine first, but to be evaluated by a competent ENT doc before you do anything. ...Read more

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Yesterday I had a panic attack and started yelling and after that my tonsils hurt constantly and it hurts to swallow. Could I have strained my tonsils?

Panic attack: I understand your distress.
Yelling seems to suggest unresolved feelings of resentment and anger.
It is unlikely that your tonsils will hurt constantly due to yelling. See Physician for tonsils.

Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation and Tai Chi

Become Captain over your panic, not VICTIM.
See Psychiatrist for Medication and Therapy for panic attack, and unresolved feelings. ...Read more

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Soar throat tonsils hurt and neck hurts can it be hiv?

Soar throat tonsils hurt and neck hurts can it be hiv?

Unlikely: Any body who had unprotected sex could get HIV and not even any symptoms. While possible, it is not likely that your symptoms are due to HIV. A viral or bacterial sore throat is much more likely. If and when you see your doctor, you can ask for a HIV screening test. ...Read more

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My tonsils hurt and now I'm getting congestion runny nose post nasal drip?

My tonsils hurt and now I'm getting congestion runny nose post nasal drip?

Seasonal flu: Is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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Sore tonsils, cough, runny nose, tonsils hurt if I put my head down, doctors didn't find anything, strep test neg.

Sore tonsils, cough, runny nose, tonsils hurt if I put my head down, doctors didn't find anything, strep test neg.

Sore throat: Frequently when a person has a sore throat and strep test is negative, this suggests a viral infection. There are many viruses, but a common one in young adults is ebv or infectious mono virus. This can be tested for as well. ...Read more

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No fever or swollen lympth noydes just tonsils hurt and my ears and throat is it hiv?

No fever or swollen lympth noydes just tonsils hurt and my ears and throat is it hiv?

...: Why would you automatically assume HIV. how about good old tonsillitis or strep throat? that being said, if you are concerned about HIV you should talk to your health care provider for testing. Best health. ...Read more

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Diag w/strep throat 1 wk ago, pen vk 3 x daily. Forgot meds for 24 hrs y-day. Tonsils hurt. Pollen w/sinus pain & drain. Allergies or strep returning?

Diag w/strep throat 1 wk ago, pen vk 3 x daily. Forgot meds for 24 hrs y-day. Tonsils hurt. Pollen w/sinus pain & drain. Allergies or strep returning?

Painful tonsils: It takes 10 days to fully eradicate the strep germ the pain could be due to dripping allergies as well as strep. Finish your prescribed dose of medicine and then get re-evaluated. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause you roof of your mouth to hurt?

Does smoking cause you roof of your mouth to hurt?

Not usually: If you have a torus mandibularis (a bump on the roof of your mouth which is a bony deformity) that can get irritated and inflamed by cigarettes smoke. You need to see your doctor for an examination, especially since long-term tobacco smokers can get oral cancer. The single best thing you can now do for your health is to talk to your doctor about ways to quit tobacco smoking. ...Read more

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Small white spots on my tonsil. Am I starting to get tonsilitis?

Small white spots on my tonsil. Am I starting to get tonsilitis?

Depends on situation: If it is sudden, you probably need antibiotics. That is, if it is bacterial tonsillitis. If it is a cold, then they are not useful. If the tonsillitis is recurrent enough or chronic, tonsillectomy can save you many future illnesses.
The tonsils sometimes just have small pits that harbor bacteria like the plaque in your teeth. ...Read more

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I have tonsilitis. Since 5 years I have been picking my tonsil stones using toothpicks. What can I do to permanently cure them?

I have tonsilitis. Since 5 years I have been picking my tonsil stones using toothpicks. What can I do to permanently cure them?

Tonsillitis: You cannot "cure" these. They form as a natural consequence of tonsillar inflammation. If you feel you are getting too many episodes of infection, see an ENT doctor about whether they feel your tonsils should be removed (or not). ...Read more

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Had a very tiny white spot (only 1) on right tonsil for 3 days, idk if its food or tonsilitis. Could it spread? How to tell the difference?

Had a very tiny white spot (only 1) on right tonsil for 3 days, idk if its food or tonsilitis. Could it spread? How to tell the difference?

Symptoms: Tonsillitis is usually manifested by sore throat, swollen lymph nodes in neck and fever. 1 exudate (white spot) may or may not indicate tonsillitis. If you are better now it was probably viral and should resolve. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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If I got soaked my tonsils become inflammed. ..Does oral sex cause tonsilitis?

If I got soaked my tonsils become inflammed. ..Does oral sex cause tonsilitis?

Please Clarify: I am not sure what you mean. It sounds like two separate questions.

But, yes, oral sex can cause trauma to the back of the throat and it can also lead to infection. ...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?

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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18 fem. Tonsils swollen. History of tonsilitis/strep since 6. Perf oral days ago. Inflamation day after White spotsbulging. Hard 2swallow. No coldsyptom?

Tonsil hypertrophy: Why are you on Cephalexin? Have you already been seen and being treated for an infection by your doctor? Given your symptoms and history, you need to consult your doctor. Also, given your recent social history, if the oral you performed was without protection, you may have an std as the cause of your pharyngitis. ...Read more

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Ulcer on tonsil? Tonsil stones come and go for 3 years, never diagnosed with tonsilitis only strept alot. I'm 22 why the ulcer?

Ulcer on tonsil? Tonsil stones come and go for 3 years, never diagnosed with tonsilitis only strept alot. I'm 22 why the ulcer?

Ulcerative Tonsil.: Greetings. The ulceration should be evaluated by your doctor. It is probably viral in origin but could be something else. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and I have had swollen tonsils my whole life and frequent tonsilitis. I'm also a singer. If I get them removed, will it affect my singing?

I'm 21 and I have had swollen tonsils my whole life and frequent tonsilitis. I'm also a singer. If I get them removed, will it affect my singing?

Very likely: Removing the tonsils will likely affect your resonance so your voice may be altered. You should discuss your concerns with an Otolaryngologist as well as your singing teacher/coach. ...Read more

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I have an urgent ENT appt after 8 weeks offeeling foreign body behind left tonsil, started with same side tonsilitis, scared, what will they do? Smok

I have an urgent ENT appt after 8 weeks offeeling foreign body behind left tonsil, started with same side tonsilitis, scared, what will they do? Smok

Examine and treat: Without examining you it is not possible to predict what this is, but the overwhelming odds are that it is quite manageable by your doctor, or if not, then by an ENT specialist to whom you would be referred. Good luck. ...Read more

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V.painful wen I swallo or breathe. Aches in ankles+fingrs. Slight headache+temp. Tonsils NOT inflamd. Speakin causes pain. V.dif feeling to tonsilitis. HELP?

Get to a clinic: Very painful = needs exam and treatment. Until you are examined, diagnosed and treated, there is little other than hoping it passes soon that can be done. It sounds like you are suffering more than you need to and can't do the things you need/want to do. So go. Don't wait. ...Read more