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Swollen Tonsils (Overview)

Tonsils that are larger than normal. This can be from many causes, most commonly infection, occasionally tumor, sometimes unknown.


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Can an ear infection cause swollen tonsils?

Can an ear infection cause swollen tonsils?

Yes.: Any infection can cause the tonsils and adenoid tissue to enlarge. This should resolve in the next few weeks but could take several months for the tonsils to return to normal size. The other possibility is that enlarged adenoids (associated with the enlarged tonsils) caused the middle ear fluid and resulting ear infection. ...Read more

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Swollen Tonsils (Overview)

Tonsils that are larger than normal. This can be from many causes, most commonly infection, occasionally tumor, sometimes unknown.


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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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I've been having swollen tonsils for about 2 weeks, what could it be?

I've been having swollen tonsils for about 2 weeks, what could it be?

Several things: Could be an infection (typically will have associated pain); cryptic tonsils where they get large, trap debris, and then stay large. If only one is large and not the other, or if they do not go back down to your "normal"size, you should see your doctor to rule out a problem that may require treatment (bacterial infection, tumor). ...Read more

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Home treatment for swollen tonsils and pain when swallowing, slight cough, white patches and spots on tonsils?

Home treatment for swollen tonsils and pain when swallowing, slight cough, white patches and spots on tonsils?

You need medicine: Nope. This surely sounds like an infection and most likely strep. This can kill if not treated. Please get to the doctor. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat & swollen tonsils for +7 months. It is not bacterial and the dr. Believes it to be viral. What are the treatment options?

I've had a sore throat & swollen tonsils for +7 months. It is not bacterial and the dr. Believes it to be viral. What are the treatment options?

Surgery: After a certain point, your tonsils, following multiple and chronic infections, can remain chronically inflamed. If it is chronically painful and enlarged or recurrently infected, a tonsillectomy can be considered. Consult your ENT to discuss this further. ...Read more

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I had a 4 week and 8 week HIV test come back negative. I still have soar throat and swollen tonsils with bumps on them what can it be?

I had a 4 week and 8 week HIV test come back negative. I still have soar throat and swollen tonsils with bumps on them what can it be?

Get checked for: both strept and chrinic tonsillitis. I would suggest a n ENT evaluation. Additionally, sore throat is not a primary finding in hIV disease and condoms will prevent this anxiety. ...Read more