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Sharp pain around left tonsil region. It's not a sore throat feeling. doesn't hurt when I swallow. Only when I move my neck, touch area, or strain?

Sharp pain around left tonsil region.  It's not a sore throat feeling. doesn't hurt when I swallow. Only when I move my neck, touch area, or strain?

Eagles Syndrome: Could be Eagles Syndrome. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_syndrome See an ENT surgeon tor diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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Yesterday I had a panic attack and started yelling and after that my tonsils hurt constantly and it hurts to swallow. Could I have strained my tonsils?

Panic attack: I understand your distress. Yelling seems to suggest unresolved feelings of resentment and anger. It is unlikely that your tonsils will hurt constantly due to yelling. See Physician for tonsils. Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation and Tai Chi Become Captain over your panic, not VICTIM. See Psychiatrist for Medication and Therapy for panic attack, and unresolved feelings. ...Read more

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What do tonsils do?

What do tonsils do?

Immune system: Tonsils are lymph tissue that help your immune system. ...Read more

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Bulges on tonsils?Normal?

Bulges on tonsils?Normal?

Tonsil anatomy: Normal tonsils have an irregular look to them and there can be bulges surrounding pits or crypts within the tonsils. Sometimes we'll see that a normal tonsil will actually have what looks like another lobe. If you are concerned about what you see, best to have your doctor examine to make sure it isn't something different than a normal tonsil. ...Read more

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Are holes in tonsils normal?

Are holes in tonsils normal?

Crypts are normal: It may be normal to have some discharge or tonsillar exudate, that resides in crypts within the tonsils. These deep ridges are just a characteristic of tonsils. ...Read more

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For what reasons do we have tonsils?

For what reasons do we have tonsils?

Tonsils: Tonsils are part of the immune system. They help us fight off infections and take care of infection when such occurs. The are often considered specialized lymph nodes. Interestingly, we have four major tonsils in the mouth and throat, the adenoid or nasopharyngeal tonsil, the two palatine tonsils and the lingual tonsil. ...Read more

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What are the medications for tonsils?

Penicillin derivativ: I assume you mean for a n infection of the tonsils. If one is dealing with a positive strep verified by throat culture, penicillin derivates are the drug of choice. ...Read more