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Swelling Near My Tonsils Symptoms
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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 in 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 there's 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 more
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 more
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
Depends: That could be caused by any number of different problems. It can be mild or severe...It could be a nuisance or could reflect a severe problem. Definatley get it checked out...If it gets severe, if you have trouble breathing, or feel short of breath rad to the er. ...Read more
I am experiencing mouth lump in my inner cheek inside my mouth. Can feel it with finger. It is not visible. No pain or swelling or other symptoms?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination. You may watch and wait. If the lesion doubles in size, ulcerates, bleeds, becomes painful, you feel nodes in your neck, consult a doctor promptly.
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What could cause these symptoms? Nausea Shortness of breath Intermittent swelling of feet and ankles Persistent odd taste in back of mouth.
See your doctor: There are many diseases that can cause some or all the symptoms you mentioned. Please see your doctor soon! ...Read more
Can you diagnose this? My symptoms include: fatigue, slight stomach pains, headache, and swelling on the palate of my mouth
Short answer...NO: These symptoms could be an indication of a variety of medical conditions. You need to see your physician first who may perform tests or refer you to a medical specialist. If your symptoms are severe, then go to a hospital emergency room for their evaluation. ...Read more
Swelling (bumps) on gums, roof mouth and tongue. Itch and burn. Occurs during allergy season. Can these be symptoms of Oral Allergy Syndrome?
Yes: Moderate to severe oral allergy syndrome can result in some oral swelling. Severe cases can even cause anaphylaxis. It is always important to understand the combination of environmental and food sensitivities contributing to the symptoms and to find out if carrying epinephrine is advisable. ...Read more
My symptoms are, parotid gland swelling left side, extremely painful headache, dry mouth, difficulty swallowing, always tired, could I have mumps?
I am experiencing mouth sores, gum swelling, tongue problems (quality: white patches), abnormal vaginal discharge (quality: mucus and blood) and... vaginal blisters. I have one partner and he is not experiencing any of these symptoms?
Sores and blisters: We can guess but what you really need to do is see your dentist for a dental clinical exam and evaluation and your OBGYN for an exam and consult. ...Read more
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?
Painless throat swelling w/ diff. Swallowing w/hard swollen painless lymph nodes at multiple sites, airway feels obstructed. Other symptoms incl. Dry eyes+pain+photophobia, dry mouth, joint pain. Help?
See a doctor asap: You need to see a doctor today for aide thorough history and exam. ...Read more
Inflammation, tonsillitis is the commonest cause of enlarged tonsils. Much less frequently it may be due to tumor.
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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 more
I don't understand!: What do you mean by "knock"? If you have severe tonsil swelling you need to get seen to be sure you don't have strep throat or an abscess that requires treatment to prevent serious complications. If you cannot swallow at all or have trouble breathing, or fever not relieved by tylenol, (acetaminophen) go to an ER. ...Read more
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Both of my tonsils are always swelling but one of them is bigger than the other why would that be?
Tonsollith: You could have a tonsollith (tonsil stone) obstructing one of your tonsils that's causing it to swell larger than the other. Do you have chronic bad breath or little white spots in your tonsils? Might be able to take a tongue depressor or popsicle stick and milk them out of your tonsils. ...Read more
My tonsils have been swelling off and on for about 4 weeks now, going on 5. They are only swelling late in the evening and gradually get worse by nigh?
Examination: Any pain, bleeding, or as in your case swelling, should be evaluated. Schedule yourself with an otolaryngologist (ENT). Finding the cause will lead to the proper cure. ...Read more
How can I bring down the swelling of tonsils? I don't have any medical insurance and I would like to know what is the best way to reduce the swelling of the tonsils.
Tonsillar swelling may be a result of an active infection, and if that is the case antibiotics may be needed (if bacterial in origin). Fever?
See if there is a free clinic nearby to seek help. Meanwhile, gargle with warm salt water for some relief. See an md, and good luck! ...Read more
Not to worry: I'm not sure what you mean by fibrotic. Since people can live normally with no tonsils at all, if one is fibrotic (but not malignant) that should present no health hazard. ...Read more
If you have: Seriously swollen tonsils, would not rely on home remedies. Red, beefy tonsils w exudates, swollen neck lymph nodes & fever could be strep throat. See your medical provider for those sxs to get a streph throat test & culture. If you have problems breathing get seen. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. ...Read more
Evaluation: May be within normal limits if no other symptoms. See ENT doc for evaluation. ...Read more
Swollen Tonsil: If the swelling is chronic it is advisable to see a doctor. There are many reasons a tonsil can swell, tumors are on the list so don't take a chance. ...Read more
Need more informatio: Hard to say based on info provided. See ENT doc for expert advice. ...Read more
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