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What are swollen lingual tonsils?

What are 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

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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


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I have swollen tonsils and swollen lingual tonsils. What should I do?

I have swollen tonsils and swollen lingual tonsils. What should I do?

See your physician.: Swollen tonsils can be a sign of infection, so see your physician or an ENT specialist and find out what is going on! ...Read more

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I have gastritis and oesophigitis and swollen lingual tonsils. Need a uk anti inflammatory for tonsils. Any advice please?

I have gastritis and oesophigitis and swollen lingual tonsils. Need a uk anti inflammatory for tonsils. Any advice please?

Gargle: Start with a warm salt water gargle. That will reduce swelling and clear mucus off of the tonsils. If that doesn't provide enough relief then it is reasonable take paracetamol for a couple of days for pain relief (but it doesn't reduce inflammation). ...Read more

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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?

See a doctor: Your enlarged lymph nodes could be due to a chronic infection, but 5 months is a long time. You should see a health care provider to figure out what is wrong. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No root canal relate: Root canal is not related to tonsils unless you have a huge infection affecting your throat that you can barely breath and must go to the er. Visit an ent. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Tonsillectomy: Agree that it is safe. Any unilateral swollen tonsil that has not responded to antibiotics should absolutely be biopsies with excision. Must rule out a squamous cell cancer or lymphoma. ...Read more

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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

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

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Probably causes for a sudden swollen tonsil?

Swollen Tonsil: See an ENT specialist... Abcesses, infections, tumors, tonsil stones, etc. Are all possible. ...Read more

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What could cause my tonsils to be swollen?

What could cause my tonsils to be swollen?

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

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Lump on tonsil and swollen tonsil?

Lump on tonsil and swollen tonsil?

Tonsilitis: Sounds like an infection of the tonsils. Call your primary for evaluation and treatment with proper antibiotic. Untreated infection may create problem in the future. ...Read more

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What causes lingual tonsil hypertrophy?

Usually acid reflux: Most often it is due to acid reflux. The lingual tonsils can become swollen due to reaction to infection as well as allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Is an irritated lingual tonsil painful?

Yes: This can be very painful and cause problems with speaking and swallowing. Best to see your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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M tonsils are swollen but I don't feel sick?

M tonsils are swollen but I don't feel sick?

Sore throat: Your sore throat and tonsil enlargement can be secondary to post nasal drip from nasal allergies. Ask your doctor for a steroid nasal spray, it will appease your symptoms. ...Read more

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My left tonsil is swollen. Could this be herpes?

???: The symptom of inflamed tonsil is so vague that without an examination there's no way to tell. ...Read more

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I need to know about my tonsils. It seem to be a little swollen and red?

I need to know about my tonsils. It seem to be a little swollen and red?

See your PCP: Do you have other symptoms such as sore throat, fever, etc. If so, you may need antibiotics. Meanwhile if you have pain, you may use Tylenol and or non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Motrin or Ibuprofen, and keep hydrated. Throat lozenges may also be useful. ...Read more

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My tonsils are swollen with white puss on them what should I be thinking?

My tonsils are swollen with white puss on them what should I be thinking?

Tonsillitis: See your primary care doctor for a throat culture, antibiotic if positive for Strep. The other possibility is tonsil stones. See ENT for that condition. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 17 and my tonsils have been swollen for over 4 weeks, my breathing is bad, help?

What to do if I am 17 and my tonsils have been swollen for over 4 weeks, my breathing is bad, help?

Tonsil swelling: Hello. You should be seen by your family doctor. A workup for mono may be in order. Also gargle with water after meals. This will rinse the surfaces of the tonsils and clean away food debris and thickened secretion. Good luck. ...Read more

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Swollen left tonsil for a while. No symptoms, no pain, no white stuff on it either. What could this be?

Swollen left tonsil for a while. No symptoms, no pain, no white stuff on it either. What could this be?

Some possibilities.: 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

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Can I still have my tonsils taken out even though they aren't bothering me when I get sick they become swollen?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Tonsils: 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

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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?

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?

Throat infection: Only if you have a fever and are actively sick. I would just stay arms length from others and not cough on anyone. You could get others sick by kissing them or mouth contact. You should be feeling better in a couple of days. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Tonsil swelling: Tonsils may swell because of drainage from the nose. Tonsils are the "glands" that process bacteria from nose/sinuses.
Try clearing the postnasal drip. See www. Grossaninstitute. Com for suggestions. ...Read more

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My tonsils are so swollen and painful I can not eat nor drink ANYTHING. They have splotches on them, I just need some way to relieve the pain.

Warm saline rinse: Warm saline rinses and NSAID will help.
See your MD. If you have strep throat, antibiotics will be indicated. For persistent tonsil infections, see an ENT doc ...Read more

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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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Is it okay not to have my tonsils taken out!? Because they only hurt me when I get sick but they get really swollen and the pain last for 2 days?!

Tonsils: Nature has provided tonsils as a first line defense mechanism to syop noxious agents entering the respiratory system. If you get frequent tonsillitis consult your pcp at an early stage. Tonsillectomy has pros and cons to be discussed on an individual basis. ...Read more

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Lingual (Definition)

It is near the tongue. So a tooth surface that is on the tongue side is called lingual a surface. In ...Read more