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One Swallon Tonsil Sore Throat
Sore Throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
Discomfort in throat (not really sore,) looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypt, red throat, swollen tonsils, swollen/painful lymph nodes?
Cryptic Tonsils: You have what are called cryptic tonsils. They have folds and holes in them that food particles get stuck in. You can gargle deeply or use a water pick to help get the particles out, but ultimately the treatment is to remove the tonsils. This is done if they are constantly or recurrently inflamed or infected, if one has severe bad breath. ...Read more
Sore throat, bright red throat and tonsils, swollen tonsils, looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypts, swollen lymph nodes. Go to doctor?
Yep: New onset sore throat, with redness, discolored patches needs to be evaluated for strep throat. If a rapid strep test is negative, ask for a throat culture, Since 1 to 3 out of 10 rapid strep tests have false negatives & strep is missed. As long as strep is treated within 10 days the risk of acquiring rheumatic fever is minimal. So go to an UC today or see doc tomorrow. Now if had for 10 days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Duration?: If new, you may have a URI. If enlarged tonsil persists beyond 2 weeks, see ENT doc. ...Read more
Need to be evaluated: There can be a number of things that cause a sore throat. Swelling of the throat with difficulty swallowing could progress to a very serious problem if not treated. You need to be evaluated to determine the cause of the swelling and have the appropriate treatment initiated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible IM : Infectious mononucleiosis can present as pharryngitis . Have you evaluate and check your spleen. If enlarged and DX confirmed avoid contact sports. ...Read more
What causes symptoms like a sore jaw, sore throat, phlegm in throat, globus sensation, sore neck?
Infection: anywhere from the jaw to the throat area. Be examined by you MD or your clinic to pin point the area of infection.All the best. ...Read more
Viral pharyngitis: Viral illnesses will frequently cause mouth ulcers, and the fever is low grade. These are usually short course of illness, less than two weeks. The main other thing to rule out is sexually transmitted disease. Steroids are sometimes used to help with the discomfort, and it might not hurt to be tested for strep throat. ...Read more
Possible: Dry mouth is not a common symptom in either mono or strep throat, although, both can probably have people complain of that. Sore throat is common for both mono and strep but can also be seen in a lot of other viral illnesses as well non-infectious diseases such as allergy associated with postnasal drip, esophageal reflux, nervous spasm (globus). More detailed history is paramount in this case. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Throat and tonsils swollen very painful talking funny stuffy nose swollen glands but I don't see white spots on tonsils tonsillitis? Or strep
See physician : your condition requires a strept test and likely a course of antibiotics, you need to see a physician or make a paid consultation through healthtap ...Read more
Sore throat, hoarse voice, lump inside jaw, lump feeling in throat. I've dipped for a month.. Is this cancer?
Maybe: You can always play the odds and see what happens.Like the folk in the early 1900s.They also had strep ; it passed.However, about 1/200 developed 1of 3 patterns of complications.The only way to know if you had strep was to test it.If treated within 10 days of 1st symptoms you can stop the pattern of complications for strep, if not, you know you won't suffer them. ...Read more
Terrible PND swollen left tonsil slight sore throat . Hx allergies. Also back mouth and throat seem irritated. Biopsy near tonsil showed inflamation?
R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured to rule out strep. and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. Gerd can also cause similar SX and can respond to ZANTAC OR NEXIUM (esomeprazole). ...Read more
3 Days w/fever 100-102, sore throat. D4 fvr gone, sore throat w/swollen lymphs in neck. D5 sore throat, lymphs smaller. No congestion. Flu or strep?
Throat infection: The flu season is not at this time. It could be a viral illness though (just not the "flu"). With the duration, and a fever of 102, with persistent lymph nodes, I would get checked for possible bacterial infection (such as strep) as you may require an antibiotic. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, red spots on roof of mouth and gums, throat. Feel bad. Had a strep test and was negative?
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