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Swollen Tonsil Relief
I worked out hard a week ago with severe muscle soreness. Now I have swollen gums, swollen lymph nodes under jaw and terrible mouth sores on gums, tongue, back of throat, inside cheeks. The sores are getting worse with no relief. I also seem to be run dow
Possibly: Sometimes it only appears one tonsil is more swollen because of its position even though they are equal in size. Other times they are asymmetric and that may be cause for concern. In those cases of a persistently asymmetric tonsil, surgery may be indicated. Best to speak to an otolaryngologist for the best advice. ...Read more
What could this be, on one side of my tonsil just one little part of it is really swollen its not the whole tonsil and just on one side?
Probably viral: Does not sound like something dangerous. But safer to check with your doc to be sure. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
The: Adenoids could respond by themselves without tonsils getting involved. ...Read more
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
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
Swollen node?: Hello, i think your question is, " can a swollen l tonsil for 5 months cause a swollen lymph node?" the answer is yes it can. Your tonsil is made of lymph tissue as is the node in your neck. Reactive changes in the tonsil can cause swelling in the neck. Most times in a healthy 20 year old we are looking at infection however that shouldn't be present for 5 months. See your doctor for an eval. ...Read more