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What can I do to address frequent tonsil inflammation?

What can I do to address frequent tonsil inflammation?

It varies with cause: Most of the tonsil infections and throat infection (pharyngitis) are viral. If you are close to toddlers and day care children, then you would be exposed to many viruses. To prevent the infection, you coud stay away from these children. You may have chronic tonsillar abscess which may flare up, or you may have chronic sinusitis which may irritate your throat. I would recommend to see your doctor. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Is there relation between inflammation of one tonsil and any type of cancer (myloma etc) ?

more info is needed: Unilateral enlargement or inflammation of one tonsil needs to be evaluated by a throat specialist--ent. Do not take any chances. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can crypts in the tonsils be created by reoccurring strep/inflammation? I continuously develop tonsiliths and not sure why bc I take care of hygiene.

Can crypts in the tonsils be created by reoccurring strep/inflammation? I continuously develop tonsiliths and not sure why bc I take care of hygiene.

Tonsil stones: Crypts don't need infections to be present. Here is a good article: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/tonsil-stones-tonsilloliths-treatment-and-prevention#1 ...Read more

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Can staph aureus produce pus inside tonsils instead of abscess? And without tonsil inflammation. Please answer I am worried

Can staph aureus produce pus inside tonsils instead of abscess? And without tonsil inflammation. Please answer I am worried

Throat infection: Go see your physician. Most throat infections need evaluation. It is irrelevant if you have staph versus other bacteria causing your trouble. You will not find a diagnosis or treatment here. ...Read more

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Mono dx by blood tests. No tonsils, but large lump in left tonsillar space. Has white spot on it. What is it? Will it go away when inflammation goes?

Mono dx by blood tests. No tonsils, but large lump in left tonsillar space. Has white spot on it. What is it? Will it go away when inflammation goes?

Tonsillolith: This is almost certainly a tonsil "stone" from your tonsil being hyperplastic from the mono. The masses are actually keratin. You can dislodge it with a water pick if you wish. ...Read more

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I have a yellow swelling of the tonsils and problems in the Games two months ago and the mother in my throat And inflammation medication does not work?

I have a yellow swelling of the tonsils and problems in the Games two months ago and the mother in my throat And inflammation medication does not work?

Tonsil Issues: Greetings. I'm sorry but I'm not sure what you are actually asking. Please rephrase your question and I'm sure one of us can help. Good Luck ...Read more

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Severe sinusitis, taking cefdinir 600mg. Sinuses blocked by tonsils and other inflammation/grey areas on CT Scan. What symptoms should I keep eye on?

Severe sinusitis, taking cefdinir 600mg. Sinuses blocked by tonsils and other inflammation/grey areas on CT Scan. What symptoms should I keep eye on?

Severe Sinusitis: Hello, your sinus CT report is somewhat confusing. Tonsils are located in the back of the oral cavity and the sinuses drain into the nasal cavity. Maybe the grey areas you were seeing were polyps. The cefdinir is an appropriate antibiotic for treatment. Symptoms to monitor would be increasing fever, lethargy, facial and particularly eye swelling. If these occur, visit your closest ER promptly. ...Read more

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Hello. Rash on lips, dry throat and the tonsils inflammation, dry eyes and red spots on the skin (and I got measles as a child) what could i have?

Hello. Rash on lips, dry throat and the tonsils inflammation, dry eyes and red spots on the skin (and I got measles as a child) what could i have?

See your doc: If you had has normal measles (rubeola) as a kid, you should be immune. You may have german measles (rubella). I wouldn't expect so if you were vaccinated as a child. Alternatively, if you are blistering on anything with a mucous membrane lips, cheeks, throat, eyes--you could be having a bad allergic reaction called stevens johnson syndrome. That's pretty serious and requires urgent attention. ...Read more

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What medication to give if my child have inflammed tonsils?

What medication to give if my child have inflammed tonsils?

Maybe antibiotic: It really depends on if the inflammation is viral or bacterial. If there is no fever measured by thermometer, and there is no white pathches on tonsils, probably rial. Give tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. If there is high fever, white patches, and inability to swallow, more likely bacterial and will need antibiotics. If child not better in three days, have a doc look at it. ...Read more

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What is a nasal drip and can it cause tonssil and lymph node inflammation?

What is a nasal drip and can it cause tonssil and lymph node inflammation?

Post Nasal Drip: Post nasal drip is a term used to describe nasal discharge that goes to the back of your throat. Might be due to allergic rhinitis or upper respiatory infection. It commonly causes chronic coughing. ...Read more

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If I got soaked my tonsils become inflammed ... Does oral sex cause tonsilitis?

If I got soaked my tonsils become inflammed ... Does oral sex cause tonsilitis?

Please Clarify: I am not sure what you mean. It sounds like two separate questions. But, yes, oral sex can cause trauma to the back of the throat and it can also lead to infection. ...Read more

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Skin around mouth is dark following inflammation what is the best lightening cream?

Skin around mouth is dark following inflammation what is the best lightening cream?

See your doctor: Your doctor can write a prescription for this or have it compounded. If you still have an underlying inflammation your doctor needs to treat the cause and help you prevent this. Your skin may hyperpigment from any inflammation or injury and you may want to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do if my daughter gets reddish inflammation around her mouth when exposed to sun for a long time?

Signal: Perhaps it's your daughter's body telling her to stop damaging her skin from too much exposure to the sun. Ask your daughter to see a dermatologist and discuss dangers of overexposure to the sun. We all need some sun for vitamin d creation, but overexposure can be harmful. ...Read more

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18 fem. Tonsils swollen. History of tonsilitis/strep since 6. Perf oral days ago. Inflamation day after White spotsbulging. Hard 2swallow. No coldsyptom?

Tonsil hypertrophy: Why are you on Cephalexin? Have you already been seen and being treated for an infection by your doctor? Given your symptoms and history, you need to consult your doctor. Also, given your recent social history, if the oral you performed was without protection, you may have a std as the cause of your pharyngitis. ...Read more

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Waking up with inflammation in mouth/lip, 3-4 days/week. Not like sores, but more like when you bite inside your mouth. Painful in morning, subsides.?

Waking up with inflammation in mouth/lip, 3-4 days/week. Not like sores, but more like when you bite inside your mouth. Painful in morning, subsides.?

Mouth discomfort: Canker sores may be present and would be noted on careful inspection of your mouth and inner surface of your lips. You may be experiencing some sensitivity to your toothpaste or a mouth wash. Occasionally deficiencies of vitamin b12 or iron is the culprit. See your MD or an oral pathologist(at a dental school) for examination and testing if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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My wife develops infection(inflammation) in mouth whenever we have oral sex. Kindly suggest effective medicine.

My wife develops infection(inflammation) in mouth whenever we have oral sex. Kindly suggest effective medicine.

Oral sex: I would suggest oral sex may not be the method for you I would try something else She may be just sensitive to your sperm ...Read more

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Inflammed tonsils and lymph node for four months ENT said they are inflammed but normal?

Inflammed tonsils and lymph node for four months ENT said they are inflammed but normal?

Chronic tonsillitis: The condition of chronic tonsillitis and enlarged upper neck nodes are related as the inflamed tonsils cause enlargement of the upper neck nodes which receive the lymphatic drainage. If the condition persists, tonsillectomy is an option! ...Read more

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Is tonsillectomy safe? Chronic pain in tonsil made me worry about. Doc says have to take surgery for solving the pain&inflamation. Is this ok? My age20

Is tonsillectomy safe? Chronic pain in tonsil made me worry about. Doc says have to take surgery for solving the pain&inflamation. Is this ok? My age20

Listen to your body: At 20, you shouldn't need to take a stomach acid blocker. Revise your food intake so it isn't needed. Eat plenty of vegetables and turmeric. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, and sugar. Take vitamin c with bioflavanoids a few times a day to lower histamine and see if you can help your body heal itself. Surgery is best reserved for recurrent infection or because tonsils cause obstruction at night. ...Read more

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Is it common or possible for fish oil to cause inflammation of the gums and/or mouth?

Is it common or possible for fish oil to cause inflammation of the gums and/or mouth?

Not likely: Common side effects of fish oils are gastrointestinal like nausea. They also frequently cause a fishy taste. More significantly the can lead to excessive lowering of blood sugar in diabetics and bleeding problems in patients on anticoagulants, like coumadin, (warfarin) Aspirin or plavix. No oral/dental inflammation has been reported. ...Read more

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Is it possible the canola oil can cause inflammation of the gums and or allergic reaction in the mouth?

Is it possible the canola oil can cause inflammation of the gums and or allergic reaction in the mouth?

Unlikely: In theory anything we eat or drink could cause gum inflammation due to an allergic response, but not likely. I have not heard anything specific about canola oil and would bet that your gum inflammation has more to do with your daily oral hygiene and how long it's been since you had a professional cleaning. ...Read more

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I have inflammation with blisters around my mouth that won't go away on their own what is the treatment?

I have inflammation with blisters around my mouth that won't go away on their own what is the treatment?

Herpes: Based on your other question you have posted, it appears that you are aware that the blisters are Herpes eruptions. In that case, you need to be on antiviral meds such as Acyclovir • Famciclovir • Valacyclovir. ...Read more

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How long will the swelling of my daughter's inflammed tonsils take to go down. She has only just started using antibiotics and lots of water and Vit C?

How long will the swelling of my daughter's inflammed tonsils take to go down. She has only just started using antibiotics and lots of water and Vit C?

Depends: On the extent of the inflammation, usually 24-48 hours when using the right antibiotic, and it is bacterial, not viral pharyngitis, keep the other measures though, rest, fluids, salt water gargles, etc., good luck ...Read more