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One sore red swollen tonsil difficulty swallowing no other symptoms?

One sore red swollen tonsil difficulty swallowing no other 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

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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?

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?

Pharyngitis : Even without tonsils you can still get viral infections affecting the area where the tonsils were, and occasionally some tonsillar tissue may be left behind. If you are concerned you should see your family doctor when your throat is sore ...Read more

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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. ?

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. ?

No treatment?: Swollen tonsils are not treated unless they are extremely enlarged and cause then swallowing problems! In those cases a small trial of corticosteroids is warranted like Medrol Pak ! Many times viral infections ca trigger swollen tonsils .!Sometimes Strep Throat1 ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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?

Symptomatic care: 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

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How long should I wait before seeing a doctor with tonsillitis? No fever or symptoms other than sore throat and red spots on tonsils.

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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

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

Tonsil Stones: Likely tonsilloliths. http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/tonsil-stones-tonsilloliths-treatment-and-prevention#1 See ENT doc to confirm diagnosis. If diagnosis confirmed, no treatment indicated. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I had unprotected sex with a girl and after three days had sore tonsils and white patches on one tonsil only with redness in my throat . STD??

I had unprotected sex with a girl and after three days had sore tonsils and white patches on one tonsil only with redness in my throat .  STD??

Possible...: Probably should have a doc look at it and take a culture of the sores. AND, if you want to avoid any worry of STD's or accidental parenting in the future, wear a condom---it's worth it!! Don't forget, some presents keep on giving. ...Read more

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Stinging Sore throat for 2 1/2 days now and back of mouth area is red and it hurts to swallow No swelling only mild symptoms of common cold?

Stinging Sore throat for 2 1/2 days now and back of mouth area is red and it hurts to swallow No swelling only mild symptoms of common cold?

Viral pharyngitis: If you have cold symptoms it is unlikely that you have strep throat. Is throat is quite sore and back of throat is significantly red go get a throat swab and culture. ...Read more

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Red sore on tonsil?

Red sore on tonsil?

Been there long?: If this sore on your tonsil had been there over a few days to a week, it is likely a viral process and will go away on its own. If not, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop sore red tonsils?

What can I do to stop sore red tonsils?

See your physician.: Sore, red tonsils need to be examined by a physician and proper treatment instituted. ...Read more

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Ulcer on right tonsil, a tad swollen and quite red. Sore for a few days.

Ulcer on right tonsil, a tad swollen and quite red. Sore for a few days.

Ulcer on tonsil: Ulcer on right tonsil, a tad swollen and quite red. Sore for a few days. ANS: unless you have Strept test that is + it is a virus. So should be getting better on its own. ...Read more

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Yes I have a painless red bump on where my left tonsil used to be got them removed 20 years ago.Sore doesn't hurt but can feel it when I swallow.

Yes I have a painless red bump on where my left tonsil used to be got them removed 20 years ago.Sore doesn't hurt but can feel it when I swallow.

Many things: This could be many things, but most likely it is something we call a fibroma or papilloma. It is best to have it checked out. Things like this can often be removed in the office with some local anesthesia and a laser. ...Read more

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