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Hello. I have 3 ulcers in my mouth. I have I think 3 little "spots" at the end of my throat. Can tonsillitis cause mouth ulcers? Is it tonsillitis?

Hello. I have 3 ulcers in my mouth. I have I think 3 little "spots" at the end of my throat. Can tonsillitis cause mouth ulcers? Is it tonsillitis?

Lesions: Tonsillitis causes inflammation of the tonsils. They may become red & swollen. Ulcerations might be associated with tonsillitis but 3 small ulcers is not diagnostic of tonsillitis its self. Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

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


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On penicillin for tonsillitis since yesterday, still really strong pain. Now have ulcers on back and sides of tongue?

On penicillin for tonsillitis since yesterday, still really strong pain. Now have ulcers on back and sides of tongue?

Virus not strep?: The ulcers suggest you might not have strep throat, the main kind of pharyngitis or tonsillitis that responds to penicillin. Ulcers suggest a viral infection, like herpangina, coxsackie virus, and others. A new infection with oral herpes also could do it. Return to your doctor ASAP for additional exam, testing, and perhaps treatment with an anti-herpes drug like valacyclovir. Good luck! ...Read more

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On penicillin for tonsillitis since yesterday, pain still really strong. Developed ulcers on sides n back of tongue, any advice pls?

On penicillin for tonsillitis since yesterday, pain still really strong. Developed ulcers on sides n back of tongue, any advice pls?

Probably not tonsils: I think it's more likely there's one unifying disease process here-and with tongue ulcers, I would strongly recommend going back to the doctor. I would say you needed a biopsy for a full evaluation of what you have. Things may have started out with a case of 'tonsillitis' but it was probably this primary disease. Not sure if there's any history in the family of lupus or other rheumatologic disease ...Read more

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If I have tonsillitis is it normal for me to get lumps and ulcers inside my mouth?

If I have tonsillitis is it normal for me to get lumps and ulcers inside my mouth?

Tonsilitis: Tonsilitis indicates that the immune system is compromised. The tissue that lines the mouth breaks down more easily. The lumps and ulcers may be a result of this. T. ...Read more

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Excuse me. Is there a relationship between stomach ulcers and severe tonsillitis pain???

Excuse me. Is there a relationship between stomach ulcers and severe tonsillitis pain???

Throat pain: Greetings. The common link to the two is probably GERD or acid reflux. When stomach ulcers occur, there is commonly an excess stomach acid present. If this acid reflexes up into your esophagus all the way to your throat, it can lead to throat and even tonsillar pain. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with tonsillitis. Its been almost a year & my tonsils are still swollen with ulcers. Also, several lypth nodes on my neck are swolllen?

I was diagnosed with tonsillitis. Its been almost a year & my tonsils are still swollen with ulcers. Also, several lypth nodes on my neck are swolllen?

Chronic Tonsillitis: You must have developed an initial severe episode of tonsillitis with resistant bacteria. Sometimes, there can be a chronic low-grade infection within the tonsils that never fully resolves. This can lead to the chronic swelling and irritation of your tonsils. The lymph nodes drain the tonsillar area and are reacting to the chronic infection. You should see an ENT doctor and discuss tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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I have ulcers on my tonsils & around my mouth. I have seen the doctor and he said it's tonsillitis. Is it normal to get ulcers in the mouth for that?

I have ulcers on my tonsils & around my mouth. I have seen the doctor and he said it's tonsillitis. Is it normal to get ulcers in the mouth for that?

Mouth ulcers: Doesn't sound like tonsillitis. Sounds like 'aphthous ulcers' or 'canker sores' that can be caused by nutritional or vitamin deficiency, weakened immune system, infection, chronic disease, or unknown causes. Make an appt for an ENT or oral surgeon to examine you. ...Read more

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I've been taking clarithromycin for 4 days for bacterial tonsillitis. I've since developed swollen gums, ulcers and cold sores. What can I do?

I've been taking clarithromycin for 4 days for bacterial tonsillitis. I've since developed swollen gums, ulcers and cold sores. What can I do?

Call Professionals: You may have one problem that's spreading, or two concurrent unrelated problems. Call 2 Professionals. Call the Physician that prescribed the antibiotic for your tonsillitis and describe your new symptoms. Also call your Dentist and let him/her know what's going on. They may want to talk to each other. ...Read more

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I've had 2 cases of tonsillitis, one straight after the other and it went, 2 days after it went I now have a very sore throat but no white ulcers?

I've had 2 cases of tonsillitis, one straight after the other and it went, 2 days after it went I now have a very sore throat but no white ulcers?

See below: Was your tonsillitis treated with antibiotics? Did you have a strep test? Streptococcal tonsillitis is most often a self limited disease in industrialized countries. Antibiotics will make it resolve 1.5 to 2.5 days quicker than if no antibiotics are given. It's likely your current sore throat is viral. Approximately 10 % of healthy people test positive for Strep on culture.>http://bit. Ly/1VZXbxL ...Read more

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I have 2 ulcers on the soft palate of my mouth. My doctor said it was tonsillitis and gave me antibiotics. But they haven't done anything, any ideas?

I have 2 ulcers on the soft palate of my mouth. My doctor said it was tonsillitis and gave me antibiotics. But they haven't done anything, any ideas?

Depdends: Ulcers in mouth can be sometimes viral infection or aphthous ulcers they tend to come and get better in few days. If you have bacterial infection of your mouth or throat, sometimes it takes 48-72 hours to get better even with antibiotics. If they don't get better it is better to have a follow up visit with your doctor to see if there needs to change in management plan. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat with an ulcer at the back of it, is this strep throat or tonsillitis?

I have a sore throat with an ulcer at the back of it, is this strep throat or tonsillitis?

It might be!: Have your throat looked at by a trained health care provider when you see something like an ulcer and have a sore throat. Strep typically causes an exudate or white spots, so it depends on what the "ulcer" looks like. A strep test, possibly a Rapid Strep can help. If you still have your tonsils then they are often inflamed with a viral or bacterial (strep) sore throat. Inflamed tonsils=tonsillitis ...Read more

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Symptoms include; mouth ulcers, painful and discoloured gums (hurts/stings to eat/drink), temperature, possible tonsillitis, swollen glands, headache?

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

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I've had tonsillitis, rash, fever, swollen glands. Now ulcers on my tonsils and one on inside of vaginal labia. Is the vaginal one related? Def not STI

I've had tonsillitis, rash, fever, swollen glands. Now ulcers on my tonsils and one on inside of vaginal labia. Is the vaginal one related? Def not STI

Possible: It is possible that you have something called Bechet's syndrome which has both oral and vaginal manifestations. It is ALS possible that if you have cold sores (herpes labialis) you can transfer the virus to the genital area on your fingers and develop genital herpes. Hope this is of some help and you feel better fast. ...Read more

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Ulcer on tonsil? Tonsil stones come and go for 3 years, never diagnosed with tonsilitis only strept alot. I'm 22 why the ulcer?

Ulcerative Tonsil.: Greetings. The ulceration should be evaluated by your doctor. It is probably viral in origin but could be something else. ...Read more

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I hv chronic tonsilitis&now notice orange 'ulcers'@side&back of throat, few neck nodes&odd sensation of not being able2breath? Anxiety/globus? Other

Possible infection: Hello,
If the ulcers are painful, circular in shape with a red border they may indicate a viral infection. If they are on the tonsils themselves this will cause the tonsils to swell and give you a sensation of globus or fullness. If the symptoms persist beyond a few days I'd seek medical attention to evaluate for possible bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Tonsilitis and massive throat ulcers in too much pain to swallow even on anti biotics and pain killers what will help?

See MD: My biggest concern is that you will get dehydrated because it hurts to much to swallow. I suggest you go to your pcp or the er. You may need IV fluids and IV pain medication. I would have some concern about the presence of an abscess given the amount of pain you are in. ...Read more

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Can tonsillitis be cured?

Yes: Antibiotics work well for most tonsillitis; for recurrent tonsillitis (several times a year), see your ENT for risk reduction. ...Read more

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Can you die from tonsillitis?

Rarely: Tonsillitis is a treatable infection. Left untreated, in rare circumstances, the infection may spread to other tissues, cause septicemia and death. Tonsillitis may be followed by renal and heart disease. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of tonsillitis?

What are symptoms of tonsillitis?

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 more

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What are symptoms of tonsillitis?

Fever, pain,: Difficulty with swallowing. If you have pain when opening your mouth, you need to see a doctor right away because it could signify underlying abscess that might require surgical drainage. ...Read more

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What is medicine for tonsillitis?

Depends on cause: Treatment of tonsillitis depends on the cause and severity of the inflammation. A doctor will take a history, perform an examination and order appropriate tests to determine the cause and recommend a treatment. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a tonsillitis?

Sore throat: Sore throat, sometimes vomiting, fever, difficulty swallowing, muffled voice

mostly sore throat. ...Read more

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Can tonsillitis be cured if so how?

Can tonsillitis be cured if so how?

Medicine: Most tonsillitis is caused by a virus so the treatment is to manage the symptoms until the virus gets better. Some is caused by strep or other bacteria and you would need to see a health care provider to tell. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tonsillitis?

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 more

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In what way is tonsillitis diagnosed?

Examination: A physical exam, looking in your mouth is the tried and true method. Also a throat swab for strep throat helps identify the cause as occasionally a blood test does. ...Read more

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How to figure out if I have tonsillitis?

See an ENT doc.: Let an ENT doctor make that decision. If you look in the mirror, and open your mouth and you see 2 red swollen areas in the lateral wall of the back of the throat with yellow purulent exudate, you have tonsillitis. ...Read more

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Can I die from tonsillitis if I ignore it?

Yes: Particularly if an abscess develops. The tonsils are close to the spinal cord. An abscess in that area can be devastating, requires surgery to drain, and a lot of antibiotics. It can compromise the wind pipe and make it impossible to breathe. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to soothe tonsillitis?

Soothe tonsillitis: Pain control with otc Motrin or Ibuprofen can be helpful. Hydrogen peroxide gargles are also useful. For best improvement, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Dr. Robert Knox
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Tonsillitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the tonsil tissue, which can be either an acute or chronic process. Most of the time, it is caused by infection. In the acute phase, most cases of tonsillitis are viral. Once the problem extends beyond 10 days, it typically ...Read more