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My tonsils are inflamed and I can't swallow. Are there home remedies that can help?

My tonsils are inflamed and I can't swallow.  Are there home remedies that can help?

Salt water: Sounds gross, but gargling with salt water gives a lot of people relief. If you're having that much difficulty swallowing though, you should see a doctor because you may need an antibiotic and other treatment. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat for a week now my tonsils are inflamed but no spots, my tongue is a yellow colour what could it be?

I've had a sore throat for a week now my tonsils are inflamed but no spots, my tongue is a yellow colour what could it be?

Viral: It could bea virus. If your symptoms do not resolve the see your doctor. Brush your tongue to get rid of the yellow coating. Your breath will be fresher also. ...Read more

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My throat is very sore and hurts to swallow. My tonsils are inflamed. Honey helps and cough drops don't. What can I do to get rid of my sore throat?

My throat is very sore and hurts to swallow. My tonsils are inflamed. Honey helps and cough drops don't. What can I do to get rid of my sore throat?

Might be strep: throat, so get to a doctor as soon as possible, because you might need to take antibiotics. If you have trouble opening your mouth, it might mean that you have an abscess, a real emergency. ...Read more

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Been on omnicef- last dose tonight- now have diarrhea about x3 a day should I stop the antibiotic? Its for strep (which my tonsil still inflamed)

Been on omnicef- last dose tonight- now have diarrhea about x3 a day should I stop the antibiotic? Its for strep (which my tonsil still inflamed)

Finish them: Diarrhea is a common side effect due to killing protective bacteria in the gut however occasionally the diarrhea is serious continue the antibiotic until you check with your doctor he also should check why your throat isn't better. ...Read more

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My left tonsil is inflamed, bleeding and really saw due to a hole in it. What should I do?

My left tonsil is inflamed, bleeding and really saw due to a hole in it. What should I do?

Tonsil sore: My left tonsil is inflamed, bleeding and really saw due to a hole in it. What should I do? ANS: have your Dr look in there as see what is going on. ...Read more

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I have mono, and my tonsils are so inflamed that the pain is almost unbearable. What can I do about this?

I have mono, and my tonsils are so inflamed that the pain is almost unbearable. What can I do about this?

Call Physician: If you can not swallow you should seek medical care. Over the counter remedies include swish and swallow liquid children's motrin, honey, or taking tylenol (acetaminophen). Prescription medications include viscous Lidocaine swish and swallow as well as utilization of steroids. ...Read more

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My lingual tonsil is inflamed and looks like a pimple. Should I pop it? If not how can I get rid of this?

My lingual tonsil is inflamed and looks like a pimple. Should I pop it? If not how can I get rid of this?

Don't touch it: Even if it looks "like a pimple," tonsils are structurally different tissue and should not be instrumented except by a professional. That said, if you have associated symptoms such as sore throat, fever, etc., you should be seen promptly. It may be as simple as a viral infection, or worse, strep, or worse--an abscess. You may need antibiotics or surgical drainage. Go see your doc! ...Read more

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My tonsils look look inflamed. There are streaks of blood on my tonsils and at the back of my throat. What could be wrong?

My tonsils look look inflamed. There are streaks of blood on my tonsils and at the back of my throat. What could be wrong?

Could be: A brewing infection. Many viruses and some bacteria can cause infections/inflammation of the back of the throat/tonsils. If you are having fevers, painful lymph nodes and/or problems swallowing, you should be evaluated by a doctor, as this could be related to a specific type of bacteria that requires antibiotic therapy to prevent complications. ...Read more

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