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I used almost pure apple cider vinegar to help with swollen tonsils but now my gums are swollen could the vinegar have burned my gums?

I used almost pure apple cider vinegar to help with swollen tonsils but now my gums are swollen could the vinegar have burned my gums?

Vinegar-gum tissue: It is always possible that a homeopathic remedy may lead to complications. It may be possible that the acidic nature of the vinegar "burned" your gum tissue. Use salt water rinses and gentle brushing for the next few days. Fortunately the gum tissue can heal rapidly. If the symptoms persist check with your dentist. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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Persistent yellow phlegm (after swollen tonsils) for couple of years after mono, now gums bleed a bit. Bad sign?

Persistent yellow phlegm (after swollen tonsils) for couple of years after mono, now gums bleed a bit. Bad sign?

Needs attention: regardless of prior infection, 2months of persistent phlegm is abnormal, let alone 2 years. if you smoke, or have 2nd hand exposure, this could be smokers cough. despite that, this could also be life threatening. you need to see a doctor to determine a cause ...Read more

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Sore throat started 5 days ago w very swollen right tonsil. Yesterday,  swollen gums and red spot on tongue. Feel fine otherwise. Should i see a Dr. ?

Sore throat started 5 days ago w very swollen right tonsil. Yesterday,  swollen gums and red spot on tongue. Feel fine otherwise. Should i see a Dr. ?

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Can i breastfeed with swollen tonsils?

Can i breastfeed with swollen tonsils?

Swollen tonsils: Yes. Any pain on swallowing? If not, your tonsils are just enlarged (hypertrophy). Even if infected, you can still breastfeed, provided you are being treated e.g., antibiotics with strep throat. ...Read more

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Does energy drinks help with swollen tonsils?

Does energy drinks help with swollen tonsils?

No: Swollen tonsils can be simply enlarged tonsils to an infection of the tonsil. Energy drinks will not affect either of these conditions. See an ENT to find out what can be done with them. If you are chronically having strep you may need them removed. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice with swollen tonsils/adenoids?

Can you give me advice  with swollen tonsils/adenoids?

See your PCP or ENT: It depends on whether your tonsils/adenoids are chronically swollen or you have an acute infection. If you have a present infection, you need to go see a physician immediately whether it be your pcp, ENT or an urgent care physician. Otherwise if this is a chronic condition, then you can just make an appointment with your pcp or ENT to review this issue with them to decide on how to best help you. ...Read more

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How to treat swollen tonsils without having an operation?

How to treat swollen tonsils without having an operation?

That depends...: If the infections are infrequent than antibiotics will be enough. If the infections occur more than 6-8 times per year you should consider a tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions with swollen tonsils/adenoids?

May need surgery: At 33 years of age, my concern with large tonsils is a sleep disorder which can be serious. How do you know that your adenoids are hypertrophic (enlarged)? At your age, usually the adenoids are atrophic (very small). See an ENT doctor to determine whether removal of tonsils is appropriate. ...Read more

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I have swollen tonsils that are bleeding and hurt is it strep?

I have swollen tonsils that are bleeding and hurt is it strep?

Unknown: The determination as strep being the cause requires laboratory support. Culture and rapid strep test available. But it does sound like infection and medical attention indicated. ...Read more

Swollen Tonsils (Definition)

Tonsils that are larger than normal. This can be from many causes, most commonly infection, ...Read more