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Swelling Near My Tonsils Symptoms
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Mumps: Mumps is a specific viral infection of the parotid gland which lies just forward of the ear. Symptoms are swelling, pain and fever. Tonsils are the the throat and are lymphatic tissues. Symptoms of tonsillitis are fever and sore throat. Tonsillitis can be caused by viruses or strep. Antibiotics only treat strep so both infections if viral must run their course of a week plus. ...Read more
My tonsils are red and swollen, i have no allergy symptoms and am not sick theres no pain or itching, what could cause the swelling?
How old are you: missed mentioning your age, how long have you noticed such swelling and redness of your tonsils? ...Read more
I have very slight swelling of one tonsil with sharp pain when I swallow. No other symptoms. I suspect it is viral pharyngitis, how long will it last?
Totally depends...: ...on your own immune reaction, the specific virus & whether you get a secondary bacterial infection. If it's truly a virus, expect anywhere from a 3-10 day ride, of varying severity. An acute EBV pharyngitis can last a few days, but a chronic infection in your liver & lymphocytes can brew for weeks to months. There are a gazillion viruses that can cause a sore throat, often never identified. ...Read more
I am congested and found white spots on my tonsils, have green and yellow snot but don't have any other symptoms of being sick. No pain or swelling.
Tonsil stones: Aka tonsilliths are calcified materials that form in the crevices of the tonsils, composed mainly of calcium, some phosphorus and ammonia(hence the odor--halitosis). The true cause of this nuisance is unknown, but it is often considered harmless. Simple removal with a currette or oral irrigation is often adequate to get rid of them. If u r concerned/bothered by it, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had 100-102 fever for a day. 2 days later developed pain in throat with some minor swelling of tonsils. No other symptoms. Strep or tonsillitis?
Fever sore throat: Would get a strep test because the complications of untreated strep can be significant, rheuamtic fever, rarely endocarditis. So would go to urgent care and do strep test or better have them send out a culture . Strep can cause tonsillitis , it is just a worse infection then just the sore throat Coudl also be from post nasal drip, viral , mycoplasma, reflux. But get a strep test ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is mucosal and tonsil swelling on just one side of my mouth/throat as well as face/neck gland pain a common symptom of sjogrens?
See below: Unilateral involvement suggests mostly likely infection or worse case scenaro malignancy. Please see your primary for an evaluation. ...Read more
Inflammation: Inflammation, tonsillitis is the commonest cause of enlarged tonsils. Much less frequently it may be due to tumor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Depends on cause: How to stop palatine tonsils from swelling?. It really depends on the cause. If it is from bacterial infection, then antibiotics help. Allergy driven inflammation can be controlled with allergy medication. Reflux and sinus inflammation can also cause tonsillar swelling. The point being a visit to your ENT doctor may be needed, especially if the swelling is associated with throat pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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