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How can tonsils get swollen?

How can tonsils get swollen?

Yes: Strep bacteria is a common cause of bacterial tonsillitis, however the vast majority of tonsillitis is caused by viral pathogens. A doctor can evaluate red and inflamed tonsils to determine their cause. ...Read more

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One swollen tonsil no pain what is it?

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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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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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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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 to do if only one of my tonsils are swollen?

What to do if only one of my tonsils are swollen?

Tonsil enlargement: Asymmetric tonsillar hypertrophy is neoplastic until proven otherwise especially since we don't know anything about your social history or recent symptoms. Consult an ENT for exam. ...Read more

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Question can adenoilds be swollen and not tonsils also ?

Question can adenoilds be swollen and not tonsils also ?

The: Adenoids could respond by themselves without tonsils getting involved. ...Read more

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When your tonsils are swollen can somebody else catch it?

When your tonsils are swollen can somebody else catch it?

Infection?: Swollen tonsils are not necessarily communicative. But if you have either a viral or bacterial or viral/bacterial infection of the tonsils, then, of course, you can spread that infection to somebody else by sputum, or nasal secretions. ...Read more

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What can I do if my tonsils are extremely swollen help !?

What can I do if my tonsils are extremely swollen help !?

Swollen Tonsils: From the sounds of your description, it sounds like this is an acute problem. Swollen tonsils are often from acute infection, which could be bacterial or viral. There are other causes, too. If you haven't already had this evaluated, you should. You probably need some kind of treatment, but making sure you get the right treatment should be determined by your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my tonsils are constantly swollen?

What does it mean when my tonsils  are constantly swollen?

Usually infections: Chronically enlarged tonsils are usually due to infection. A primary care doctor or an ENT doctor can evaluate. If there are many bothersome symptoms, recurrent infections, snoring / sleep apnea, etc..., the doctors may recommend removing the tonsils. Antibiotics can treat the bacterial infections. ...Read more