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Swollen Tonsils (Definition)

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