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Red Sore On Tonsil Symptoms
See a doctor : May be an infection, such as a tonsillar abscess, although I would think you may have fevers and feel sick if that were the case. See you doctor soon for an exam. If you develop fevers or feel ill, may need to go to the ER. Ask about a referral to an ENT specialist as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Frequent sore throats every few months.Red & painful swallowing/eating. Haven't got tonsils as were removed years ago, no other symptoms. What is it?
I have pinkish with a litte red sores around my tonsils, no sore throat, no pain, no tingling sensation. No symptoms of anything. What can this be?
Likely normal: I wouldn't worry with no symptoms. These are probably just lymphoid tissue which can be a normal finding in the throat. ...Read more
I am experiencing swollen tonsils (quality: red)
I had a sore throat about 3 weeks ago, left tonsil has remained swollen. No other symptoms now. ?
Should i go to the doctor today or wait a little longer? I have had a sore throat which is pretty red for 5 days and a cough for 4 days. I had my tonsils out when i was little. I have no other symptoms. I don't have insurance so it's hard going to the doc
Viral : Viral upper respiratory tract infections usually last 7-10 days or should at least be improving by then. You may be a bit early yet. The chance of having strep throat after a tonsillectomy is quite low. It sounds like you are doing everything possible for symptom management. If you go 10 days without improvement, you should see a doc. ...Read more
Had sore throat on right side for 6 days w/o cold symptoms. Rapid strep & culture were negative. I have a large white spot on right tonsil and my throat is very red and irritated. What else can I do?
Most sore throat are viral in origin.
If the strep throat is negative too, you would need lots of symptomatic care.
Take lots of fluids to drink and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain.
But again you will have to give it some time to get better.
One final thing - if your throat is coated with whitish exudate and you throat still hurts by 7-10 days and you are feeling tired, it might prudent to check for mono. ...Read more
How long should I wait before seeing a doctor with tonsillitis? No fever or symptoms other than sore throat and red spots on tonsils.
Spots on tonsils: Spots on tonsils are called an "exudate." exudates are common in many throat infections and have no specific importance in diagnosis. Persistent fever, trouble swallowing and/or pain determine need to be examined. The more intense or longer these persist, the more one needs to see the doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an STD in your throat cause one side to be sore, one tonsil mildly swollen, with redness on the crown of your throat, and itchy?
Sore throat: It could be especially if there is alot of pus but it is much more likely to be from another bacteria. If it is on one side it could be an abscess and that needs drainage since antibiotics are less likely to work. All and all a trip to the MD is in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have white spots on my right tonsil that come and go. No redness, no sore throat. Can this be caused by my post nasal drip? Or is this a sign of
See ENT doc to confirm diagnosis.
If diagnosis confirmed, no treatment indicated. ...Read more
Very sore throat with white buildup on tonsils. Neg strep test @ urgent care. Completed ZPak but there's still some white buildup on tonsils 2 weeks later (now w/ some redness too - but no pain). HPV+, left tonsil larger than right. What could it be?
Varies: The more common cause of sore throats include a number of viruses.This includes the EB virus known to cause mono and a number of adenoviruses.These would be strep negative and unresponsive to any antibiotic.Some difference in tonsillar size is common.When the tonsil is truly massive it could be hiding a staph or other abscess. ...Read more