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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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Sore throat, bright red throat and tonsils, swollen tonsils, looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypts, swollen lymph nodes. Go to doctor?

Sore throat, bright red throat and tonsils, swollen tonsils, looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypts, swollen lymph nodes. Go to doctor?

Yep: New onset sore throat, with redness, discolored patches needs to be evaluated for strep throat. If a rapid strep test is negative, ask for a throat culture, Since 1 to 3 out of 10 rapid strep tests have false negatives & strep is missed. As long as strep is treated within 10 days the risk of acquiring rheumatic fever is minimal. So go to an UC today or see doc tomorrow. Now if had for 10 days. ...Read more

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Discomfort in throat (not really sore,) looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypt, red throat, swollen tonsils, swollen/painful lymph nodes?

Discomfort in throat (not really sore,) looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypt, red throat, swollen tonsils, swollen/painful lymph nodes?

Cryptic Tonsils: You have what are called cryptic tonsils. They have folds and holes in them that food particles get stuck in. You can gargle deeply or use a water pick to help get the particles out, but ultimately the treatment is to remove the tonsils. This is done if they are constantly or recurrently inflamed or infected, if one has severe bad breath. ...Read more

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Swollen tonsils, sore throat, yellow spots on tonsils, sore on tonsil. ?

Sore Throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Right tonsil swollen and a red lump. Tonsil stone?

Right tonsil swollen and a red lump. Tonsil stone?

Probably not.: Tonsils stones are usually white to yellow in color. Red lump on the tonsil may be secondary to an infection. You should see your physician. ...Read more

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Swollen right tonsil, sore throat, nausea?

Swollen right tonsil, sore throat, nausea?

Possible infection: If this happened within a short time period, you may have an infection such as a peritonsillar abscess. You should see your doctor as soon as possible in order to obtain optimum treatment. ...Read more

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Throat. Swollen, glands swollen on right side and uvulla swollen?

Throat. Swollen, glands swollen on right side and uvulla swollen?

It is likely virus i: Common clods from viruses are often the cause in which case it should settle down in 1 to 2 weeks. If it does not get better , seek medical attention as it can also be strept throat in which case you may need antibiotics in order to get well. ...Read more

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Swollen sore throat?

Swollen sore throat?

I know a number...: ...Of infections that can cause that: strep throat, mono, adenovirus, coxsackie. Your doctor will have a better idea after an examination. ...Read more

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Sore throat, hurts to swallow, one swollen neck lymph node?

Sore throat, hurts to swallow, one  swollen neck lymph node?

Virus: Statistically, it's a viral infection. If fever accompanies the sore throat, or it lasts for more than 72 hours, or if your pain gets so bad to prevent even swallowing your saliva, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen tonsils hole body hurts?

Swollen tonsils hole body hurts?

Swollen Tonsils Hurt: If your whole body hurts with swollen tonsils, you probably are experiencing viral tonsillopharyngits. Warm salt water gargles, tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen will help. Alternate the tylenol (acetaminophen) with the Motrin for best relieve. Not getting better, go see your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Swollen right tonsil very mild sore throat feeling?

Swollen right tonsil very mild sore throat feeling?

Duration?: If new, you may have a URI. If enlarged tonsil persists beyond 2 weeks, see ENT doc. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node on right side sore throat?

Sore throat: Swollen gland or adenopathy indicates an infection on that side. Ln's. Are present to filter our blood from bacteria or virus's. You should let your dr know what is going on. ...Read more

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Tongue swollen, sore jaw hurts, dont know why. acute pain inner tongue area near throat, swollen lymph nodes?

Tongue swollen, sore jaw hurts, dont know why. acute pain inner tongue area near throat, swollen lymph nodes?

Strep, or other: Lots of things drain into the lymph nodes of the neck. Everything from wisdom tooth infection to sinus to tonsillar infection. Start with a trip to your family doctor. Then maybe an ENT or dentist. But this could be something simple. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Red sore on tonsil?

Red sore on tonsil?

Been there long?: If this sore on your tonsil had been there over a few days to a week, it is likely a viral process and will go away on its own. If not, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Red bumps, fever, swollen lymph nodes?

Red bumps, fever, swollen lymph nodes?

Not enough info: Where, when, how long? Submit more information to get a sensible answer. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Swollen nodes, sore throat with allergies?

Swollen nodes, sore throat with allergies?

Sore thriat: Can be associated with allergies or infection most commonly. Your doctor can help sort it out. ...Read more

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Sore throat and swollen gums?

Sore throat and swollen gums?

Viral: Possibly viral infection given the season. Allergy is another consideration. If you have other symptoms, please relay those. ...Read more

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One swollen tonsil no pain what is it?

Asymmetric Tonsil: Hello. An asymmetric tonsil needs to be evaluated by an ENT doctor. It could be completely normal or possibly related to a lymphoma. A tonsillectomy may be needed. ...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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Hi dr.I have swollen tonsil from the right side only and i don't feel any pain, and i realised it before 2 years and it is still the same.Anything wrong?

Depends: Sometimes, a tonsil can appear enlarged on one side but is due to its lie within the tonsillar bed. Other times, it can be due to a serious condition. Have an ENT see it first. They will consider the physical examination and any other symptoms you may have. ...Read more

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I have one swollen tonsil with a white spot, is it common to have one swollen tonsil?

No.: A single swollen tonsil is concerning for infection deep in spaces under tonsil. Generally this produces one sided pain and swelling. Dangly thing in back of throat gets pushed out of midline and you generally get very sick. If this happens seek care asap. If none of the above apply then you may just have one side more "sick" than the other and this may even out tomorrow. ...Read more

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Swollen tonsil with wound and something black inside. And pus (but that's "normal" for me).

Swollen tonsil with wound and something black inside. And pus (but that's "normal" for me).

Needs evaluation: Pus on tonsils isn't normal, nor is a wound with debris. Please seek medical attention soon. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What does a swollen tonsil and a cough mean if those are my only symptoms? Will it go away on it's own?

What does a swollen tonsil and a cough mean if those are my only symptoms? Will it go away on it's own?

Yes: Cough is from the irritation of the pharynx. As tonsils heal(or removed) the irritation is removed and the cough should stop. ...Read more

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What could cause a swollen tonsil on just the left side? There's no pain, no puss, and no other marks. Just looks/feels swollen/like something's stuck

Swollen tonsil: Yes, could be a foreign body reaction. But anytime there is just one swollen tonsil should be checked to make sure not a tumor or something like lymphoma. Go see an ent. ...Read more

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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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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'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?

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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Hi, had one swollen tonsil for over a month, noticed a white spot & when prodded produced white pus, no pain as such just ached sometimes, what is it?

Hi, had one swollen tonsil for over a month, noticed a white spot & when prodded produced white pus, no pain as such just ached sometimes, what is it?

Tonsil stones : This is a very common problem. Most people can manage the condition by frequent gargling with listerine or hydrogen peroxide, gently brushing over the area with a soft brush, or using a water pik to dislodge them. Sometimes the tonsils may become chronically infected, painful, or swollen. Then it may be time to consider removal. You should see an otolaryngologist and discuss. ...Read more

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I have a swollen tonsil and no fever. What could it be?

I have a swollen tonsil and no fever. What could it be?

Good question: Sometimes tonsils can swell from viral or bacterial infections. If only one tonsil is swollen, this could be something more worrisome like a cancer and should be checked by a physician. ...Read more

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Swollen tonsils hole body hurts?

Swollen Tonsils Hurt: If your whole body hurts with swollen tonsils, you probably are experiencing viral tonsillopharyngits. Warm salt water gargles, tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen will help. Alternate the tylenol (acetaminophen) with the Motrin for best relieve. Not getting better, go see your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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How can you reduce swollen tonsils?

How can you reduce swollen tonsils?

Depends: It depends on why your tonsils are large. If your tonsils are enlarged suddenly due to a bacterial infection (tonsillitis) then you may need antibiotics. If your tonsils are always large even when you are not sick, you could have them removed if you have sleep apnea. If only one tonsil is large, you should be seen by an ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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What should I do about swollen tonsils?

What should I do about swollen tonsils?

See answer: Rest, Increase fluids, salt water gargles can help. and if they persist, you get sore, any fever, any shortness of breath or difficulty swallowing, then you need to be seen to rule-out an infectious process requiring antibiotics and tx. best wishes. ...Read more

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What do indents in swollen tonsils mean?

Crypts: Tonsils normally have intentions called crypts. They made be more noticeable when the tonsils are inflamed. ...Read more

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What can I do to help with swollen tonsils?

What can I do to help with swollen tonsils?

Acute or chronic?: Best to find out if they are infected. Is this a chronic problem or something acute? Is there difficulty swallowing? An ENT physician can be most helpful here. ...Read more