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Swollen Tonsils And 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more
Infectious or not?: If you have strep tonsillitis, it is recommended you receive antibiotics. Swollen tonsils can be acute (sudden onset, usually from infection, rarely from tumors) or chronic (usually just someone with large tonsils). If there is some pain, you can start with saline gargles or using a "water pik" to rinse out the tonsil crypts. Sometimes oral steroids (rx) can help. See an ENT if they stay large. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen tonsils: Tonsils that are larger than normal. This can be from many causes, most commonly infection, occasionally tumor, sometimes unknown. ...Read more
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