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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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Lymphnode on armpit randomly started hurting and causing bruising. With body aches and swollen tonsils. Worried I could have hiv.?

Lymphnode on armpit randomly started hurting and causing bruising. With body aches and swollen tonsils. Worried I could have hiv.?

Doubt HIV but see MD: HIV rarely causes enlargement or inflammation of a single lymph node. Your other symptoms go along with several viral infections, such as infectious mono and others. Acute HIV can do things like this, but is rare compared with other possibilities, especially if not at obvious high risk (IV drug use, sex with gay/bi men, etc). Easy bruising could be serious. See MD ASAP, but probably not HIV. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for swollen tonsils?

Are there any home remedies for swollen tonsils?

Swollen tonsils: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some home remedies for swollen tonsils?

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

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Can you tell me of any home remedies for swollen tonsils?

Get diagnosis: I firmly believe that swollen tonsils require a diagnosis because at age 46, the diagnosis could range from nothing at all to chronic tonsillitis to lymphoma. You should see an ENT doctor. In regard to home remedies, of course, you could gargle with an antiseptic, saline, but swelling of the tonsils mean lymphocyte hyperplasia (increase in number) and that requires a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can you reduce swollen tonsils?

How can you reduce swollen tonsils?

Depends: It depends on why your tonsils are large.

If your tonsils are enlarged suddenly due to a bacterial infection (tonsillitis) then you may need antibiotics. If your tonsils are always large even when you are not sick, you could have them removed if you have sleep apnea. If only one tonsil is large, you should be seen by an ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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What should I do about swollen tonsils?

What should I do about swollen tonsils?

See answer: Rest, Increase fluids, salt water gargles can help. And if they persist, you get sore, any fever, any shortness of breath or difficulty swallowing, then you need to be seen to rule-out an infectious process requiring antibiotics and tx. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What do indents in swollen tonsils mean?

Crypts: Tonsils normally have intentions called crypts. They made be more noticeable when the tonsils are inflamed. ...Read more

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What can I do to soothe my swollen tonsils?

What can I do to soothe my swollen tonsils?

In the old days: We suggest gargling with warm salt water and possible mouthwash to reduce bacteria. I am not sure how effective this is. We don't do tonsillectomy anymore.

I would go see an ENT specialist if your swollen tonsils persists. ...Read more

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I'm 18 & have swollen tonsils. What can I do?

I'm 18 & have swollen tonsils. What can I do?

Assess: Are they affecting your breathing? Are they affecting activity tolerance? Do they hurt? Do they get infected frequently? If the answers are no, you need to do nothing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: swollen tonsils?

What is the definition or description of: swollen tonsils?

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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Does laryngitis include having swollen tonsils?

Does laryngitis include having swollen tonsils?

Possibly: Inasmuch as both laryngitis and tonsillitis may be caused by the same virus, the two problems can occur together. But because the tissues are not exactly adjacent to each other, the two problems may co-exist because of the same etiology. In general, however, each one, laryngitis and tonsillitis are separate problems and laryngitis frequently occurs in the absence of tonsillitis and visa- versa. ...Read more

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I have swollen tonsils and swollen lingual tonsils. What should I do?

I have swollen tonsils and swollen lingual tonsils. What should I do?

See your physician.: Swollen tonsils can be a sign of infection, so see your physician or an ENT specialist and find out what is going on! ...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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I have swollen tonsils, tonsil stones and a cough what could it be?

I have swollen tonsils, tonsil stones and a cough what could it be?

URI: An upper respiratory infection (URI) 9which includes tonsillitis) is either viral or bacterial. The former will improve in time with supportive measures (rest, cough meds, fluids, etc), but the later may require antibiotics. See a dr. To get properly diagnosed and treated, best wishes. ...Read more

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I've had swollen tonsils got a couple of months, should I see a doctor?

I've had swollen tonsils got a couple of months, should I see a doctor?

Tricky: Without an exam, I can only give general information. Depends on how much they are swollen. Slightly swollen without other issues such as nodes, fever, gunk at the back of the throat, likely to be a viral infection for which treatment isn't indicated. Bigger, more complicated looking, other signs of infection would be more of a concern. ...Read more

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4year old has very swollen tonsils should I be worried. He suffers from tonsillitis?

4year old has very swollen tonsils should I be worried. He suffers from tonsillitis?

Hard to say: Most 4 yo will have rather large tonsils compared to teens or adults. Tonsils grow faster than the kid until about 8, when they slow & stop. By their teens they seem smaller unless infected frequently. If the kid snores a lot & stops breathing for >10-15 sec while sleeping, he should be evaluated for sleep apnea & see an ENT. ...Read more

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What is it? I have swollen tonsils with white spots. I get them often. Is there a way to prevent it without having them removed?

What is it? I have swollen tonsils with white spots. I get them often. Is there a way to prevent it without having them removed?

Tonsils "stones": This sounds like what we call tonsils stones - impacted mucus and food debris that gets colonized with bacteria. Simple measures first: treat underlying acid reflux even if you don't have typical symptoms - try some over the counter antacids. Treat nasal drainage. You can do this with nasal steroids or nasal saline washes like ChitoRhino. And simple salt water gargles. Try that for about 6 weeks. ...Read more

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I have had swollen tonsils for almost 2 weeks now but I feel perfectly healthy otherwise. They seem to be more sore at night. Why is that?

I have had swollen tonsils for almost 2 weeks now but I feel perfectly healthy otherwise. They seem to be more sore at night. Why is that?

Tonsils: Good question. Many causes including dryness from mouth breathing at night and irritation from acid reflux. In some cases its not even the tonsils but a referred pain from local teeth issues. See and ENT to check it out ...Read more

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Swollen tonsils, 2nd day taking cipro (ciprofloxacin), tonsils still swollen, same size. Was I prescribed the correct meds? What should I do next?

Swollen tonsils, 2nd day taking cipro (ciprofloxacin), tonsils still swollen, same size. Was I prescribed the correct meds? What should I do next?

Antibiotics: Take 48 hours to take effect. We always give what we feel is the best for certain conditions. We don't always do culture as if we wait for culture to guide us, it may be too late to give treatment. If after 2 days, the problem being treated is still there, the antibiotics may not be the best for your individual condition even it ok for others, then go back to md for reevaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have bumps on the back of your tounge and swollen tonsils the bumps seem to be symmetrical and I have a white bump on my tonsil

What does it mean when you have bumps on the back of your tounge and swollen tonsils the bumps seem to be symmetrical and I have a white bump on my tonsil

Normal: The symmetrical bumps in the back of your tongue are probably normal taste buds. The white bump on your tonsil is probably debris caught in the crevice of your tonsil or infection. ...Read more

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Swollen tonsils hole body hurts?

Swollen tonsils hole body hurts?

Swollen Tonsils Hurt: If your whole body hurts with swollen tonsils, you probably are experiencing viral tonsillopharyngits. Warm salt water gargles, tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen will help. Alternate the tylenol (acetaminophen) with the Motrin for best relieve. Not getting better, go see your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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How can I make my swollen tonsils feel better?

How can I make my swollen tonsils feel better?

Ibuprofen: Warm salt water gargling and Acetaminophen (tylenol) can also help. Things to avoid: gargling with listerine, drinking alcohol, gargling with peroxide. All things which will not make your tonsils feel better. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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What OTC meds work for swollen tonsils?

What OTC meds work for swollen tonsils?

Nsaids: Antiinflamitories and gargle with warm saline. See your personal provider for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Do alergy pills work for swollen tonsils?

Do alergy pills work for swollen tonsils?

No: None of the medications has been shown to reduce tonsil size. There is some animal studies showing that singulair (montelukast) may have some effect in reducing tonsil size -not fda approved. For this condition however. ...Read more

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What can I give my daughter for her swollen tonsils.?

What can I give my daughter for her swollen tonsils.?

Other Sx???: Tonsils in kids tend to grow faster than they do until age 7-8 when they stop, then the kid continues to grow & the tonsils assume a smaller relative size. Unless the kid has a sleep disturbance or chronically infected tonsils, they are generally left alone & will be less of an issue in the teen years. If they are just big, ignore it, if inflamed & febrile, she needs to be seen. ...Read more

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What could these white, patchy bumps on my swollen tonsils be?

What could these white, patchy bumps on my swollen tonsils be?

Infection: Many infections of the tonsils cause formation of exudate or white patchy material on the tonsils. The problem is that the type of infection causing this can be viral, bacterial or yeast, all of which require different therapy. Need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi- I have swollen tonsils and crater like spots on them. What could this be?

Crypts: All tonsils have little holes. If your tonsils are a nuisance, they're easy to remove. ...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

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Is it thought of as dangerous to have swollen tonsils for long periods of time?

Yes: Swollen tonsils are caused by a low grade infection or inflammation. If not taken care of properly, the problem can get worse.

Do not take a chance. Make an appointment with your physician to evaluate and help you. ...Read more

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Chesty cough for 3 weeks and now started to heave and got swollen tonsils on one side. Help?

Chesty cough for 3 weeks and now started to heave and got swollen tonsils on one side. Help?

Tonsil: Sounds like a bacterial infection, perhaps started in the sinus. You need meds. ...Read more

Swollen Tonsils (Definition)

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