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I have white spots on my swollen tonsils My ears hurt I have a bad cough and I have lost my voice My tonsils aren't swollen anymore but cough is worse?

I have white spots on my swollen tonsils My ears hurt I have a bad cough and I have lost my voice My tonsils aren't swollen anymore but cough is worse?

Mycoplasma infection: With history of tonsillar swelling, loss of voice and now a worsening cough, it would be wise to visit your doctor. While this could be a viral infection, your symptoms are bothersome for a possible Mycoplasma infection. Additionally, it would not be improbable for this to be strep throat complicated by bronchitis--also something not to be taken lightly. Call your doctor for an appointment today. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Why does my throat constantly hurt and what can I do about it? Back in april I caught a cold and my throat has been hurting ever since (along with having plugged ears, sore face and neck, stuffed nose and pus pockets on my swollen tonsils). I've been to t

Why does my throat constantly hurt and what can I do about it? Back in april I caught a cold and my throat has been hurting ever since (along with having plugged ears, sore face and neck, stuffed nose and pus pockets on my swollen tonsils). I've been to t

Chronic: Chronic tonsillitis can be quite bothersome. Failure to respond to several courses of antibiotics might be an indication to have a tonsillectomy. You might want to se an otolaryngolist, ear nose and throat specialist, for further evaluation. ...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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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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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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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

Swollen Tonsils (Definition)

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


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