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Sore throat, bright red throat and tonsils, swollen tonsils, looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypts, swollen lymph nodes. Go to doctor?
Yep: New onset sore throat, with redness, discolored patches needs to be evaluated for strep throat. If a rapid strep test is negative, ask for a throat culture, Since 1 to 3 out of 10 rapid strep tests have false negatives & strep is missed. As long as strep is treated within 10 days the risk of acquiring rheumatic fever is minimal. So go to an UC today or see doc tomorrow. Now if had for 10 days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Discomfort in throat (not really sore,) looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypt, red throat, swollen tonsils, swollen/painful lymph nodes?
Cryptic Tonsils: You have what are called cryptic tonsils. They have folds and holes in them that food particles get stuck in. You can gargle deeply or use a water pick to help get the particles out, but ultimately the treatment is to remove the tonsils. This is done if they are constantly or recurrently inflamed or infected, if one has severe bad breath. ...Read more
Can tonsil stones cause tonsillitis? I have a tonsil stone that cannot be removed & tonsils are producing green tonsil stones. Should I worry?
Stones: These benign hardened remnants of debris which are inert, don't, in of themselves, cause infection,are harmless and require no treatment. ...Read more
Well : Sometimes saline gargles can help along with staying well hydrated drink 4 Liters fluid per day. Consult primary care doctor or an ear nose and throat doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
37y healthy female never smoked tonsil stones x 10yr Removed lots stones when pushed on tonsil Tonsils appear swollen w/ large pockets. Tonsil cancer?
Not likely: but only an exam by a qualified doctor can tell the difference. You need to show your tonsils to a doctor. ...Read more
Right tonsil about 30% larger than left tonsil. Just had tonsil stones on right tonsil. Non smoker, Occasional Drinker. Could this be tonsil cancer?
Cancer unlikely: If the unilateral enlargement persists for more than a month, it would be prudent to see an ENT doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
All say it could be tonsil stone/ food particles traping in tonsil so yellowish exudate comes from it.i wana know so why my right jaw lymph node swell?
Tonsil stones: These are common and if they bother you, you shouldn't have to tolerate it. If you're resourceful, you can remove these yourself with a mirror, penlight, and half-unbent paper clip, or your physician can remove them easily. An ENT can perhaps laser-resurface your tonsils -- ask. Almost every young adult has at least one palpable lymph node in the head-and-neck region, often along the jawline. ...Read more
Left tonsil swollen, sore throat, right tonsil normal.Left tonsil has 3mm diameter circular lighter flesh color spot on itleft tonsil always bigger than right even when notsick could this be tonsil ca?
What could it be? White tongue (little hairs 1mm long), I brush them but come back, halitosis, irritated taste buds tip, chronic pharyngitis 4 months.
Probably not.: Tonsils stones are usually white to yellow in color. Red lump on the tonsil may be secondary to an infection. You should see your physician. ...Read more
No ENT in my city Tonsil stone calcified not bothersome but tonsil/tissue seems to be growing over it. Also yellow on lingual tonsil. Problematic?
Gettin'StonedAgain?: It may not be causing a problem now & it may never cause a problem and who knows, that tonsil may be able to bury it deep inside itself,which would be a mixed blessing.But, if with time it starts hurting or leaking or causing bad breath, you'll have to have it tended to at that time.So you might want to get it taken care of sooner than later.One visit to an ENT would probably do it.Worth the drive ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Palatoglossal arch pain (right side)
Cut feeling on tongue
Slight big papillae (right side)
Slight sweet taste in mouth
Tonsils removed 4 months back?
I have one enlarged tonsil with craters and tonsil stones in it; and the other tonsil has one red bump sticking out and tonsil stones as well.
Cryptic tonsils: This is a very common problem. Most people can manage the condition by frequent gargling with listerine or hydrogen peroxide, gently brushing over the area with a soft brush, or using a water pik to dislodge them. Sometimes the tonsils may become chronically infected, painful, or swollen. Then it may be time to consider removal. You should see an otolaryngologist and discuss. ...Read more
If i Press tonsils yellowish exudate comes.sometime seen in crypts.enlarged right jaw lymph node.throat feel tight.no inflamation of tonsil no fever?
Tonsil: Could be tonsil stone but would see an ENT to check it out because of the lymph node. Gargle with salt water until you do. ...Read more
White coating on tongue, enlarged papillae on back of tongue, mouth feels raw/burns,sore throat, globus sensation, clogged ears, no fever?
No: They're mostly keratin. There's a lot of misinformation out there about them. They're easy to remove but they do come back. Get a penlight and a mirror and half-unbend a paper clip. You'll get good at it. If it's truly a nuisance, a otolaryngologist can laser-resurface your tonsils. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer