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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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Can post nasal drip cause the tonsils to be red and some soreness? Runny nose, sinus headache, and tonsil area red and sore. Thanks :)

Can post nasal drip cause the tonsils to be red and some soreness? Runny nose, sinus headache, and tonsil area red and sore. Thanks :)

Not usually: Post-nasal drips do not affect the tonsils. With the cluster of symptoms, you need to rule out the presence of sinusitis. Absent that, acid reflux may affect the lingual tonsil (that one which sits behind your tongue and not usually visible) and occasionally the oropharyngeal tonsils if the reflux reaches as high as your mouth. See ENT. ...Read more

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Can singulair help my post nasal drip & tonsil stones? I take Claritin and and still have constant drainage.

Can singulair help my post nasal drip & tonsil stones? I take Claritin and and still have constant drainage.

No: singulair won't, and claritin would partially help, you may very well have chronic sinusitis and may need an antibiotic, / more medicines to control your symptoms. See your doctor first, who may refer you to an ENT or an Allergist for further management, good luck ...Read more

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Bad taste in mouth, excellent oral hygiene, constant post nasal drip, white/yellow patches on tonsils.?

Bad taste in mouth, excellent oral hygiene, constant post nasal drip, white/yellow patches on tonsils.?

? sinusitis: Check with your doctor, in the interim use saline nasal wash and salt water gargles, goodluck ...Read more

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Ii've been recently diagnosed with allergies. Why would a post nasal drip make my tonsils red (not sore)& is it an infection? I get headaches occas

Ii've been recently diagnosed with allergies. Why would a post nasal drip make my tonsils red (not sore)& is it an infection? I get headaches occas

Irritating: The drainage irriates the back of your throat and tonsils, making them red. It is probably not an infection. ...Read more

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Why I have post drip nasal after my tonsil removed?

Why I have post drip nasal after my tonsil removed?

Allergic Rhinitis: Postnasal drip comes from your nose, not your throat. Tonsils are notorious to trigger an immune reaction that causes congestion and many URTIs. Adenoids have the same function in the nasal area. They are taken out together sometimes. These could be causing the postnasal drip. Most common allergic, but can be caused by viruses, bacterial infections. ...Read more

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One tonsil looks really red and swollen, I have bad allergies and post nasal drip, and a ton of tonsil stones. Is this serious? Swollen lymph node too

One tonsil looks really red and swollen, I have bad allergies and post nasal drip, and a ton of tonsil stones. Is this serious? Swollen lymph node too

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

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If you had your tonsils out as a teenager, how long does post nasal drip or another illness stay?

If you had your tonsils out as a teenager, how long does post nasal drip or another illness stay?

Depends: The tonsils have nothing to do with post-nasal drips. Thus your problem will likely last as long as the cause of the problem remains untreated. In your case, hay fever is the likely reason but reflux and sinus infection can cause a sensation of postnasal drips as well. Since Flonase has not worked, you need to consult an allergist. ...Read more

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I have a bump, big bump on one of my tonsil, it looks like it's swallowed but it didn't go back for a long time, I also have post nasal drip?

I have a bump, big bump on one of my tonsil, it looks like it's swallowed but it didn't go back for a long time, I also have post nasal drip?

Tonsil Stone: Post nasal drip can be from allergic rhinitis. You mention that you are on a steroid nasal spray and have nasal polyps. The bump you mentioned; if it is white/beige like a spitball, it was likely a tonsilith (tonsil stone). They can dislodge on their own and be swallowed. It is best to be examined for your specific diagnosis and treatment plan. An ENT specialist would be best. ...Read more

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Hi, I have tonsil stones and post nasal drip for 2 years. Recently, I have noticed several bumps under my tonsiles with no pain. Please Help!

Hi, I have tonsil stones and post nasal drip for 2 years. Recently, I have noticed several bumps under my tonsiles with no pain. Please Help!

Chronic: Or recurrent upper respiratory infection/inflammation, tonsilar stones wouldn't cause such, if you mean by "bumps under your tonsils " enlarged painless lymph nodes, that could secondary to the chronic inflammation we mentioned above or some other condition, please visit your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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I have post nasal drip due to allergies and my tonsils are sore for a while now. Could it be from the post nasal drip?

I have post nasal drip due to allergies and my tonsils are sore for a while now. Could it be from the post nasal drip?

Drip and tonsils: Yes. We ll have a few germs in our sinuses and allergies aggravate this so the drainage may contribute to tonsillitis. ...Read more

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Tonsil feels numb, I have tonsil stones I pick out, also post nasal drip that won't go away. Why does my one tonsil feel this way? Serious? I'm 18

Tonsil feels numb, I have tonsil stones I pick out, also post nasal drip that won't go away. Why does my one tonsil feel this way? Serious? I'm 18

Post nasal drip: Post nasal drip can come from allergies or sinus problems, and bacterial growth causes the "stones" (soft cheesy material) sometimes seen on the tonsils. It is not good to try to remove the stones; you risk infection by injuring the surrounding area, & without addressing post-nasal drip, they will return. Your doc can help find cause of the drip, and guide treatment based on cause. ...Read more

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Redness of the smal. 2 mms tonsil crypt, is almost blood red. The rest of tonsil is normal with slight irritation. Bad post nasal drip. Never smoked?

Redness of the smal. 2 mms tonsil crypt, is almost blood red. The rest of tonsil is normal with slight irritation. Bad post nasal drip. Never smoked?

Can't be certain: One can think of infection, are you in bleeding from a blood vessel. You don't describe blood. The redness suggest a lot of vascular congestion. This could be a large vein. You need to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Can staph aureus cause pus inside tonsils but no abscess? I have post nasal drip and positive for staph aureus and I have heard its normal flora

Can staph aureus cause pus inside tonsils but no abscess? I have post nasal drip and positive for staph aureus and I have heard its normal flora

Yes: Contamination without infection.
Many bacteria live with us, or within us.
Usually pus - white cells is a sign of infection beyond contamination. ...Read more

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At what point do you consider tonsillectomy? I've been having tonsil stones the last month and difficulties swallowing. Post nasal drip associated?

At what point do you consider tonsillectomy? I've been having tonsil stones the last month and difficulties swallowing. Post nasal drip associated?

Insurance won't pay: Ent surgeons simply don't do tonsillectomies at the rate they did 30-40 years ago. In my non-surgical physician opinion. Your symptoms are not any where severe enough to have this done either. Tonsilar calculi (singular: calculus) are basically deposits of calcium and phosphorus in the tonsillar mkatrix. Laser, curetting and several other methods including tonsillectomy are options. ...Read more

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My right tonsil hurts it's red, I have bad post nasal drip. And the back of my tongue by my tonsil it hurts when I stick my tongue out. Cancer? I'm 18

My right tonsil hurts it's red, I have bad post nasal drip. And the back of my tongue by my tonsil it hurts when I stick my tongue out. Cancer? I'm 18

Infection: What you described is more suggestive of infection. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an examination and maybe culture for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I know I have tonsil stones. Can these cause post nasal drip and tender gland under chin? My dr. Says nothing can be done but it hurts and the post

I know I have tonsil stones. Can these cause post nasal drip and tender gland under chin? My dr. Says nothing can be done but it hurts and the post

See ENT: I believe an ENT doctor will be able to help you on this. I would leave it alone if you have no symptoms but if you have a lot of discomfort from it, then something (including tonsillectomy) needs be done. ...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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I have sore tonsils for a month now. Been to the doctor and said that it was from post nasal drip from allergies. But im worried?

I have sore tonsils for a month now. Been to the doctor and said that it was from post nasal drip from allergies. But im worried?

? infection: Allergies would rather cause itching than soreness, better revisit your doctor or get another opinion, you might have pharyngitis or upper respiratory tract infection either viral or bacterial ...Read more

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Does post nasal drip make it feel like there is something stuck in throat? Not near tonsils but further down my throat doesn't feel like mucus

Does post nasal drip make it feel like there is something stuck in throat? Not near tonsils but further down my throat doesn't feel like mucus

Yes: You can keep doing those nasal washes to clear your nasal passages and drain your congested sinuses, but if that doesn't work you need to see your doctor as you might an antibiotic for sinus infection ...Read more

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Yellow looking blisters in back of throat, I suffer from post nasal drip that won't go away, and tonsil stones. What are the blisters?

Yellow looking blisters in back of throat, I suffer from post nasal drip that won't go away, and tonsil stones. What are the blisters?

Lymphoid tissue: The bumps in the back of the throat if they are not painful are probably lymphoid tissue which are a response to the drainage from your post nasal drip. They are reacting to viruses or bacteria. ...Read more

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How to get rid of bumps on the back of throat? They're not on my tonsils, they're just like little swollen spots from my post nasal drip/pharyngitis.

How to get rid of bumps on the back of throat? They're not on my tonsils, they're just like little swollen spots from my post nasal drip/pharyngitis.

? Rhinosinusitis: Meaning inflammation/infection of the nasal cavity and / or the sinuses, can be due to allergy, better see an ENT or an allergist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

Post Nasal Drip (Definition)

Post nasal drip is a term used to describe the common symptoms of sore throat and cough in the presence of a runny nose with sufferers experiencing a worsening of symptoms at night with mild relief during the day. Allergies or nasal/sinus infection cause excess mucous to "drip" into the throat when lying down resulting in congestion, irritation, and inflamation of ...Read more


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