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My Tonsils Hurt After Smoking
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
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
I have tonsil stones and have had them for a year or two. They made my tonsils hurt pretty badly! Picking them out gags me. What gets rid of them?
Tonsillectomy: The only way to eliminate the problem is to have the tonsils removed. ...Read more
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
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
I have 1 White spot on my left tonsil and it hurts when I swallow. My left tonsil is also swollen is it the beginning of tonsilitis?
Perhaps: Get on to see your doctor for an exam and treatment. Do let it go untreated ...Read more
I have "silent reflux"My symptoms are burning feeling in back of my mouth and tonsils hurt all the time. Should I get them removed I'm 29?
Please make an appointment to see an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor.
Let me know how things go. ...Read more
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?
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
I went to dr because my tonsils hurt. I've been taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (125/5) for 3 days now but my tonsils still hurt! Is this normal? How long will hurt?
Low dose: If as stated you are 29 keats old the dosage which you are taking is insufficient. Check with your physician for upping the dose. ...Read more
Sore tonsils, cough, runny nose, tonsils hurt if I put my head down, doctors didn't find anything, strep test neg.
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
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
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
I have tonsilitis. Since 5 years I have been picking my tonsil stones using toothpicks. What can I do to permanently cure them?
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?
I have my first bout of tonsilitis... I'd like to know if eating dairy is okay or if this could potentially provoke tonsilloliths (tonsil stones)?
Tonsil pain that hasn't gone away over year. Feels as if food is swallowed normal side. No medications helped. Also get tonsil stones. Tonsilitis?
Tonsilloliths: Pl see article for more info on condition. You need an ENT referral for possible tonsillectomy to relief chronic problem. ...Read more
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
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
My left tonsil has been moderately painful when I swallow for the past 3-4 days, could it be an abscess? No other symptoms -had tonsilitis last week
Ulcer on tonsil? Tonsil stones come and go for 3 years, never diagnosed with tonsilitis only strept alot. I'm 22 why the ulcer?
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
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
I have a small history of tonsilitis. I have had the flu shot and within 12 hours my tonsils have become inflamed and painful. Can the two be linked?
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
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