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Diagnosed with tonsillitis and tiny abscess on my tonsil. I was given antibodics, didnt drain. A month later no pain just still swollen. wats wrong?
Daughter's tonsils are huge/lumpy. She's had a near abscess, tonsillitis, and strep. Anything I can do at home to help? I hate so many antiobiotics.
Confusing question: You state she "had" a ?near abscess? and strep. Tonsils grow faster than the kids until 6-8 when they all usually look relatively large.This size difference declines, and by 16 they are relatively small. Recurrent infections can keep them large. Antibiotics are fine when used judiciously and can prevent lifelong complications.Good hand washing habits help decrease any childhood illness. ...Read more
Have peritonsillar abscess (past tonsillitis & tonsilloliths) Should I manage symptoms or go in? Pain lower but abscess growing (2-3mm now). No fever
I feel I have tonsillitis on left side only.. Pain in teeth same side but can't pinpoint which tooth.. Could it be an abscess?
Self diagnosis: Self diagnosis is, at best, an iffy business. Please see your physician (or ent) to evaluate your tonsils and associated structures. Please see your dentist to determine the source of your mouth pain. Abscessed tooth is just one of many possibilities. Source(s) of pain should be diagnosed asap to delineate appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do diet pills cause infections such as abscess or puss in the tonsils?I used lipo6 a strong diet pills for 3 days and I got tonsillitis after
No: It is common for patients to ascribe symptoms which occur after an event to that event simply because they are temporally related. That does not make them causally related, although sometimes that may occur, but not in this case. ...Read more
Can staph aureus cause pus inside tonsils instead of abscess?& can it cause tonsillitis without inflammation of tonsils & fever?Plz ans both separately
Yes and no: tonsillitis is inflammation by definition, so, no, you can't have tonsillitis w'out inflammation. Doubtful the germ can be there w/out doing anything. mainly, Staph produces a tonsillitis that is hard to treat without surgical removal http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6417772 (with a lot of irritation, inflammation and pus, but does NOT generally make abcesses). it's ...Read more
My left tonsil has been moderately painful when I swallow for the past 3-4 days, could it be an abscess? No other symptoms -had tonsilitis last week
Sore throat: peritonsillar abcess may have a very swollen and fluctuant tonsil with uvula deviated to opposite side. In tonsillitis, deviation of uvula, fluctuation are usually absent. Tonsillitis patient's throat is very red internally with exudates. Imaging may also help to differentiate. But a lot of times it may be difficult to distinguish between the two clinically. ...Read more
Can you still develop peritonsillar abcess if you are already on antibiotics for tonsillitis? How to prevent?
Abcess?On med for tonsillitis for 5 days. Leaking yellow pus nonstop.Still feel ill, headache, sore pic on file. Should i push out pus/safe to swallow?
Tonsillitis symptoms: Symptoms can include: throat pain, ear pain (referred from throat pain), swollen tonsils, red tonsils, white patches on tonsils swollen nodes in upper neck, fever, fatigue, body aches, pain with swallowing, voice change if symptoms persist or are severe see doctor right away if any trouble with breathing, go to er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tonsillitis Symptoms: Acute tonsillitis, that is less than two weeks' duration, leads to sore throat, swollen lymph glands in the neck, and fever. The usually cause is a virus, but bacterial infections may occur, but are much less frequent. Chronic tonsillitis is all of the above, but usually without the fever. Go see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer