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Swollen Lingual Tonsils
Tongue lymph tissue:
Tonsils are lymph tissue generally & part of the lymphatic system of the immune system. Swollen lingual tonsils, at the base of the tongue, may indicate some type of allergic or immune issue.
Keep a diary: food, drinks & toothpaste (flavors) could trigger an immune response.
Gastric reflux or sinus drainage could affect this lymph tissue also.
Sleep breathing problems could be involved. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
I have gastritis and oesophigitis and swollen lingual tonsils. Need a uk anti inflammatory for tonsils. Any advice please?
Swollen lingual tonsil one side of tounge white coating neck pain tounge pain post nasal drip swollen cervical lymph nodes 5 month no change. Cancer?
Swollen left lingual tonsil for awhile causes a tickle in my ear when I swallow I'm 30 non smoker HPV history also had a root canal on that side 2 mos ago?
33/f swollen & painful right lingual tonsil. 3rd round of antibiotic. If I don't respond to this med. Ent wants to remove it. Is this surgery dangerous?
Possible: Best to have this examined by an otolaryngologist. ...Read more
White spots on palatine tonsils, painful ear, swollen back of 1/2 my tongue (or lingual tonsil). Red spots on soft palate last week. In pain. What cou?
I have a swelling in back of tongue, one side. Is it the lingual tonsil? Can you see the tonsils without special equipment? Why would one side swell
See ENT: Although lingual tonsils can enlarge and be felt as a mass at the base of tongue, other conditions need to be ruled out. The anterior tongue can be seen without special equipment, but the base of tongue is sometimes better visualized with fiberoptic nasopharyngoscopy. This is performed by an ent. ...Read more
Swollen tonsils: Anything that irritates your tonsils will make them swell. Highest on the list is recent viral exposure, followed by acid reflux, nasal congestion, and allergies. Bacterial tonsillitis usually includes headache, fever, swollen neck lymph glands, enlarged tonsils and sore throat, with a coating on the tonsils. ...Read more
See ENT: This needs evaluation by an ear nose throat specialist. ...Read more
MEANS THEY ARE: Infected and you need to seek treatment asap. ...Read more
What to do if I am 17 and my tonsils have been swollen for over 4 weeks, my breathing is bad, help?
Swollen left tonsil for a while. No symptoms, no pain, no white stuff on it either. What could this be?
Certainly a mild cold could do this (and there is a cold going around that has made the front page sections!)
Other mild viruses such as mononucleiosis, or tumor, or other infection would be expected to do much more than mild increase in shize of one tonsil. ...Read more
Can I still have my tonsils taken out even though they aren't bothering me when I get sick they become swollen?
Depends: You may be able to interest a surgeon in taking them out but may need to pay for the procedure out of your own pocket. Many such procedures were once routine but have become less so. Most insurance companies will not cover procedures unless they are medically necessary. Without coverage, many centers will not schedule them without pre payment. ...Read more
What causes the lingual frenulum to become swollen? My sons looks like a uvula. Should I be concerned. He is 14 months.
Salivary duct: The lingual frenulum is surrounded by the salivary glands which may be having a problem. See an md for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Why would one tonsil be red but not swollen and the other tonsil is fine. Feels like that side of my throt is dry. ?
See an ENT MD: You may have a tonsilar abscessGet a more detailed answer ›
I have red streaks on my tonsils, and they have recently appeared. They are also swollen a bit. Will I have to have them removed?
Probably not. Ask your Pharmacist for the best over-the-counter solution. If that has not worked after a few days you should see an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor.
Let me know what happens please. ...Read more
This morning ive worken up with my left gland swollen and one white spot on my tonsil? I'm not in any pain. Can this spread to someone else?
My tonsils are always swollen and one looks like it has rips and tears in it. I never have fevers. Been like that since I was 3. What is it?
Diary: Your culprit is dairy. You only need milk up to age 3. Since you experience tonsil issues after that age, it is a sign that your body telling you that it no longer need dairy. This include cheese, poultry and eggs. Stay away from them for 90 days and you will notice the difference. Write back after 90 days. ...Read more
2 CM x 1" long tonsil. Other normal. Been larger for about 10 years. No pain no swollen lymphs if not cancer, what causes this? Very scared.
Tonsillitis: Should consult a ENT dr. May need tonsillectomy. ...Read more
I have lingual tonsils 6 months now the told me tha maybe is reflux I take laprazol now 1 month but nothing happens!! I want to cure plz help?
Lingual tonsils: See ENT doc to assess this problem. ...Read more
My 4y waa sick and now has swollen tonsiles. Are there any home remedies or medicines I can give her to help without taking her to her doctor?
Not advised.: Streptococcal bacterial infection can cause the symptoms your 4 y/o displays and a strep test may be needed. Best to see a pediatrician. ...Read more
I feel my tonsils are swollen not bad just an annoying feeling with a mucous feeling as well. Its not painful just annoying what could this be.
My 4 year old weighs 27lbs. Her tonsils are always swollen & she gags on food daily. She takes tiny bites & gets full quickly. How can we help her?
I've had a swollen tonsil for about a year. It's not painful at all and doesn't affect breathing much. What can I take to make the swelling go down?
Consult an ENT dr: If you had this "swelling" for one year, most likely is not a "swelling" but an "enlargement" or hypertrophy. Please, consult with an ENT specialist. The treatment could be surgical (if it's really symptomatic). ...Read more
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