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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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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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Does mouthwash help with swollen tonsils? and white spots on them?

Does mouthwash help with swollen tonsils? and white spots on them?

Possibly some relief: White spots on tonsils typically are either food or from strep bacteria - strep throat. See your MD for evaluation and swab as needed. Mouthwash - listerine which kills bacteria - may offer some help temporarily. Hot salt water rinses will also soothe. (1tsp salt / 10-12 oz. water). Get in to be seen and treated and back to comfort. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have swollen tonsils (no white spots) with only slight discomfort/pain when swallowing but otherwise feel fine. What can I do?

I have swollen tonsils (no white spots) with only slight discomfort/pain when swallowing but otherwise feel fine. What can I do?

Swollen tonsils: Hello, it looks like the medications you are using are just the thing. Gargle with warm salt water every time you take a dose of your pain medications. The inflammation should pass in a few days. ...Read more

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I've been having cold symptoms for the past two weeks, my throat has been hurting badly. Swollen tonsils with white spots, no fever.

I've been having cold symptoms for the past two weeks, my throat has been hurting badly. Swollen tonsils with white spots, no fever.

Long enough time: It's been long enough to suffer from this and a doctor's visit or urgent care is a good idea to get it over faster. Antibiotics should not be used unnecessarily but the tonsils sound infected. See someone ASAP and get treatment. Fever may not always be the only sign to look for. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What is it? I have swollen tonsils (quality: white spots) . The following also describe me: Fever and Pain when swallowing

What is it? I have swollen tonsils (quality: white spots) . The following also describe me: Fever and Pain when swallowing

History alone,...: Certainly no one can make a definitive diagnosis over the computer with a history alone in this case, but you appear to have a probable tonsillitis. See your Doctor and get a clinical evaluation so the definitive diagnosis can be made and the appropriate treatment can occur, best wishes. ...Read more

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I have been taking amoxicillin for 72 hours now for strep throat, but i still have swollen tonsils and white spots on my tonsils. Is it normal?

I have been taking amoxicillin for 72 hours now for strep throat, but i still have swollen tonsils and white spots on my tonsils. Is it normal?

Common problem: Although the majority of the germs may be dead, it will take a few more days for some of the swelling to go down.Some of the spots you see are dead tissue and debris that will rub off as your appetite picks up and you eat more.The food will scrape the tonsils clean as you swallow. ...Read more

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Swollen tonsils( white spots on tonsils) , fever my doctor told me that if i get it again i will need them out, They have become excruciating pain ER?

Swollen tonsils( white spots on tonsils) , fever my doctor told me that if i get it again i will need them out, They have become excruciating pain ER?

ER should 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 an abscess. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome (as in this case), recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly. A couple days of throat lozenges and acetaminophen might lessen typical minor pain. ...Read more

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I have a cough with phlegm, Sore throat, Ear pain and swollen tonsils with small white spots on the back of my tongue. What could it be?

I have a cough with phlegm, Sore throat, Ear pain and swollen tonsils with small white spots on the back of my tongue. What could it be?

Infection: The symptoms you describe are associated with either a viral or a bacterial throat infection, possibly strep throat. The only way to know for sure is to do a throat culture or a related test. Best to see your doctor if you are not better soon. ...Read more

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I am experiencing swollen tonsils (quality: white or yellowish spots on tonsils) , difficulty swallowing, lump in throat and gagging.

I am experiencing  swollen tonsils (quality: white or yellowish spots on tonsils) , difficulty swallowing, lump in throat and gagging.

Doctor can examine: 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)... but definitely needs an exam if having difficulty swallowing and gagging. ...Read more

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I am experiencing fever (severity: moderate) , sore throat, swollen tonsils (quality: white or yellowish spots on tonsils) and throat swelling. T...

I am experiencing  fever (severity: moderate) , sore throat, swollen tonsils (quality: white or yellowish spots on tonsils)  and throat swelling. T...

Dr. can check throat: 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). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can lessen pain. ...Read more

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Certainly have tonsillitis or strep after two weeks of a cold I now have white spots and SWOLLEN tonsils, what to do till I go todrs tomorrow 4swelling?

Certainly have tonsillitis or strep after two weeks of a cold I now have white spots and SWOLLEN tonsils, what to do till I go todrs tomorrow 4swelling?

Ibuprofen: You can take up to four 200mg pills 4x daily. When you see your doctor they can talk about prescription medication such as antibiotics and possibly oral steroids for pain/swelling. ...Read more

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My right tonsil is swollen no white spots but it looks like a bigger tonsil behind it dark colour neck glands/ear painful can't swallow without pain?

Seek medical care: This may be an infection such as a peritonsilar abscess. This is an infection typically of a unilateral tonsil which presents with one sided throat pain radiating to the ear and there may be swollen glands on the side of the infection. Other possibilities could be neoplastic (cancer). ...Read more

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My tonsils are swollen with white spots, and my throats also red with little bumps. I'm a virgin. Not std or strep. Ideas?

My tonsils are swollen with white spots, and my throats also red with little bumps. I'm a virgin. Not std or strep. Ideas?

Tested ?: The majority of these are viruses that gained access to your throat off your contaminated fingers or inhaled droplets. They can be the first stage of a multisystem illness that involves your lungs or digestive tract or just stay in your throat. If you tested negative for strep there is no need for antibiotics .It should self heal over a few days to a week. ...Read more

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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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Swollen Tonsils (Definition)

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