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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 more
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?
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
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??
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?
21 month old son. Symptoms:red rash on stomach sore throat and mouth runny nose wakes up cryning and sleeps again repeatedly. No fever face bit swolen?
10 days ago i had red sore tonsils and it cleared up after 2 days. 3 days ago i got sore tonsils again but my left tonsil is swollen with spots and isnt clearing up. Why is is recurring?
Hi, my right tonsil has been swollen and red for a few weeks now, it's not sore but it can be difficult swallowing whilst eating. What could it be?
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.
My tonsils are little red and sore and I also have small red bump on the top of my tonsils. what could it be? I also had a flu couple of weeks ago
My tonsils are swollen, red and sore. I also have white/yellow slimy stuff on them. It's hard to breathe. Had this not too long ago and now it's back.
Go to ER...: Shortness of breath can be a sign that your upper airway is closing and this can be life-threatening if you wait. Go to the ER now and get this checked out. If your breathing turns out to be ok, they will treat your tonsillitis. If you don't have a ride to the ER, call 911. Don't drive yourself. I cannot stress how important it is for you to go to the ER right now!!! Don't waste time. Good luck!! ...Read more
I have gotten a number of larger, red, itchy bug bites with whitish yellowish centers in a few of them over te last few nights while sleeping. I have also developed a sore swollen tonsil on my right side with white splotches on it, are these interrelated?
Hard to tell: Although it is unlikely that they are related, it is also impossible to rule out such a probability without more information and possibly testing. The yellowish stuff in the lesion is suggestive of an infection and thus you need to see your doctor about this problem. ...Read more
I've had a persistent sore troat for 6 days with swollen red tonsils. Strep test was neg. No fever and no improvement. What should I do?
L side of throat feels like glass stuck in it, it's bright red and has a white maybe sore kind of thing in the middle? DONT have tonsils???
Maybe strep, viral..: Throat symptoms may be due to strep throat, viruses, allergies, etc... If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was more likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics within the first few days of symptoms. The same germs can infect the throat, regardless of whether a person has tonsils or not. ...Read more
Hi I just recently got a sore left tonsil it's just red with no white spots I'm not sick I have no fever and no cold it hurts when I swallow
Enlarged red tonsil: Tonsils are part of the immune system & can be affected by virus, bacteria, allergies. If tissue around tonsil is inflamed, see doc right away as may have peritonsillar abscess. Viral infxn (mononucleosis) usually associated w/ swollen glands. Allergies normally would affect both sides. Try gargling with warm salt water. See doc for exam for early strep throat or abscess condition & tx options. ...Read more
My throat has been sore for 2 days, and today i noticed there are 2 red spots on my tonsils. I am otherwise healthy. What could this be?
My 5yo son has swollen lymph node, and enlarged tonsil with a nodule on it. Not red or sore, no white spots, lots of snoring. What could this be?
See your doctor: May be all viral but you should take him to the doctor for exam and evaluation ...Read more