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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Swollen tonsils: Tonsils that are larger than normal. This can be from many causes, most commonly infection, occasionally tumor, sometimes unknown.
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.
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.
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.
My tonsils are huge, and the doctor doesn't know what I have. Possible causes of swollen tonsils?
Probably just you: If they start causing you to have sleep apnea, get them removed. There's no explaining why some folks have big ones.
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.
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?
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