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Symptoms Of Tonsil Stones
Effect of stopping 1 gram of penicillin V after a day upon realising you don't need it as have no symptoms except tonsil stone?
Shouldn't stop: This medication is used for strep throat and likely why it was given to you. As you point out a tonsil stone requires no treatment. However if you had a strep test that was positive, antibiotics are needed to lessen the chance of you getting rheumatic fever and subsequent rheumatic heart disease. Incidentally antibiotics may lessen birth control pill effectiveness, so plan accordingly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My left tonsil has these slits in them and my ear aches a bit but i haven't noticed any of the symptoms of the tonsil stones could it be somethinelse?
Tonsils: Have them assessed by ENT. They should be able to help with a diagnosis. All the best. ...Read more
Pregnant. Woke up with sore throat. It looks red but only one tonsil is swollen. No other symptoms. A tonsil stone came out yesterday. What do I do?
Call Doctor: You have a throat infection. It very well could be strep. Please contact your family doctor. ...Read more
Irritation: The tonsils are likely still irritated after the stone(s) come(s) out and there may be some symptoms like discomfort, swelling, and pain. It should go away in a few days. If the problem seems to persist, you may need to see an otolaryngologist for treatment. ...Read more
I have been suffering from something feeling like it is stuck in my throat. I had my tonsils and adenoids removed a while ago, so I don't think that it is a tonsil stone, although from what I've read, the symptoms of a tonsil stone generally fit the f
LPR : Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat , post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. It is also a contributing factor to ear eustachian tube and sinus problems. It responds well to proton pump inhibitor Rx. Discuss with your ENT. ...Read more
Symptoms: Sore throat (and tonsil stones), swollen tonsils, ear pain, sneezing, and runny nose. Also trouble sleeping and general weakness. Ideas?
I wonder: are you using antihistamines for allergy symptoms? A side effect can be mouth dryness, which could worsen tonsil stones. These are mineralized deposits in the tonsillar crevices exacerbated by chronic nasal/throat inflammation. Warm salt water gargle may help. It may be more helpful to determine what is causing the inflammation to begin with and a virtual consult or with Allergist can help. ...Read more
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