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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. ...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.?
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
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
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
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
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
Swollen tonsils: Tonsils that are larger than normal. This can be from many causes, most commonly infection, occasionally tumor, sometimes unknown. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
My tonsils are huge, and the doctor doesn't know what I have. Possible causes of swollen tonsils?
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
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?
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
6 months now I have bumps on my bikini area they don't hurt and are small. Just recently I have swollen tonsils and a cough for a month related or not?
Not likely: I doubt that bikini lines bumps would be related to the other symptoms you mention. Schedule a visit for an exam. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Crypts: All tonsils have little holes. If your tonsils are a nuisance, they're easy to remove. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Infection: Sounds like it's an infection. See a physician to confirm that and get the proper medication. ...Read more
Tonsil: Sounds like a bacterial infection, perhaps started in the sinus. You need meds. ...Read more