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Tonsillitis And Ulcers
Depend how often: If you have only had one episode then that is no reason to have your tonsils out. Typically this is what i'm thinking about taking out tonsils for infection we use the following: seven infections in one year or four infections a year for two years or three infections a year for three years. Of course if you have airway blockage because your tonsils are so big or chronic discharge that can cause opinions about tonsillectomy to change. ...Read more
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
Cannot tell: Sounds viral, but making a diagnosis like this without a detailed history and physical exam is difficult if not impossible. Suggest you see your family physician. ...Read more
Canker sores: Canker sores, known as aphthous stomatitis, can be caused by a virus, which may be why the lymph nodes in your neck are swollen. This is the body's response to infection. They can be very painful and take up to 10 days to resolve. A solution of benadryl (diphenhydramine) and viscous lidocaine (rinsed and spit out) will decrease the pain. Topical anesthetics may help as well. See your pharmacist. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
They can't be cured: Both are caused by a virus that lives on nerves and are self limiting to about 14 days. There are treatments to shorten the duration of the outbreaks and limit the pain, but certain stimuli will cause these outbreaks to reoccur from time to time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Use Canker Cover: Painful mouth sores are usually canker sores (aphthous ulcer) which are found on the inside of your cheek, under your tongue, the tip of your tongue, or the roof of your month. They will usually go away in 7 - 10 days. There are many natural remedies, but i like canker cover by quantum health, which is a patch that will cover the sore. If you have a lot of sores you should see your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth ulcers and swollen tonsils?. The ulcers are starting to hurt more than my throat and tonsils. What should I do?
Mouth ulcers: The ulcers in your throat areusually caused by a virus and antibiotics will not work. Eat cold things like ice ceam or popsicles or have warm soups and liquids, whatever feels more soothing. Otherwise, ask your doctor for a prescription for 2 per viscous Lidocaine to help kill the pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Poor digestion and poor diet are common themes for those who suffer both reflux and ulcer problems. Pain and dietary restrictions can be hard to live with, thereby adding to stress and sleep problems. Perhaps a long appointment with your physician will sort out the "chicken from the egg". They are both treatable conditions. ...Read more
Bacterial vs Virus: Strep throat is a bacterial infection by the streptococcal (strep) bacteria in the throat and the tonsils. The throat gets irritated and inflamed, causing a sudden, severe sore throat. Sore throats are caused by a viral infection and not streptococcal (strep) bacteria. ...Read more
Differences: The throat can be sore for a number of reasons. The tonsils are rounded glands where the mouth and the throat meet. The tonsils may or may not be inflammed with a sore throat. Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils (might be due to infection). If tonsils are really inflammed than it is likely that they will be sore. ...Read more
Sore thr: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
Symptoms include; mouth ulcers, painful and discoloured gums ( hurts/stings to eat/drink), temperature, possible tonsillitis, swollen glands, headache?
Virus? Herpes?: If new in past few days, probably a virus, expecially herpes if maybe exposed (kissing, performing oral sex). Other viruses also can do this, and some non-infectious diseases. Get care ASAP, including ER or urgent care if necessary (don't wait til Monday). If herpes, the sooner the better for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. If this is longstanding, contact the doctor treating you. ...Read more