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Swollen Tonsil Relief
My tonsils seem to be swollen up. No pain however. Im worried that they've been swollen for at least 3 months...
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
Symptoms?: As long as the two tonsils are roughly the same size, large tonsils by themselves are not a problem. Sometimes they will cause symptoms (soreness, getting in the way of swallowing or breathing (snoring at night) or similar). There is no medication that will shrink tonsils long term. Sometimes, if the symptoms are bad enough, the tonsils are removed. ...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
The: Adenoids could respond by themselves without tonsils getting involved. ...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
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
I do not smoke marajauna but when im around smokers my tonsils seem to get swollen everytime. Can i be allergic?
never heard of this: Havent heard this complaint from patients before, and am not sure whether you have looked at your tonsils and found them enlarged, or are just feeling some throat discomfort. This would not be an indication of allergy per se, but rather some sensitivity to something in the smoke. If it bothers you, stay away from people who smoke, if they will not stop doing it around you. ...Read more
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