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Tonsillitis Or Stones
Had a bad cold 3 months ago. Took antibiotics, didn't really go away. Still is slightly swollen but no cold. I've had tonsillitis & T stones what to do?
See ENT doc: Sometimes tonsils have to be removed. See ENT Doc for exam/advice ...Read more
Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsil you feel ill have a sore throat, fever, swollen tonsils often with a white exudate or film on them.
The stone is a different process you may experience mouth odor and bad taste but no fever or infection. Tonsillitis requires antibiotics stones can be removes with a stone extractor. ...Read more
A month ago I had kidney stones and now I have recently had tonsillitis and tonsil stones. Are the kidney stones and tonsil stones related in any way?
Here are some. ..: Stones of kidneys and tonsils are not related and should be dealt separately. More? Ask Doc for detail timely. Most of times, just ask Doc about such question to gain answers easier and faster than from online chat which may inadvertently further confuse and terrify the inquirers. So, work closely with Doc timely. ...Read more
I have chronic tonsillitis (stones) and thrush. Possibly unrelated. No antibiotics to cause it. Thrush seems chronic. Taking Nystatin 3 days. No change?
Probably not thrush: The best thing to do is show this to a doctor - preferably an Infectious Diseases doctor who KNOWS what thrush looks like. It's quite likely you just have a coated tongue. A special stain (Gram stain) of the exudate on your tongue could be performed if there is any question. I doubt it's thrush because the nystatin didn't work - that would be unusual if it was really thrush. Try brushing tongue. ...Read more
Can tonsil stones cause tonsillitis? I have a tonsil stone that cannot be removed & tonsils are producing green tonsil stones. Should I worry?
I need to know if eating dairy when you have a tonsillitis infection will cause tonsil stones - hard bumps in tonsil crypts that cause bad breath?
HFMD w/ fever starting 5 days ago and now just blisters. I now have a 1mm white spot on 1 tonsil. Doesn't feel like tonsil stone. Tonsillitis? (19, M)
Have it evaluated: You don't separate these on the basis of a single symptom or symptoms. You get sick enough to go in and have it evaluated. If you are not feeling sick, don't bother. If you are, it is worth the visit. ...Read more
I have tonsillitis for the first time. With it, I just got a tonsil stone. Does this mean that I will continuously get them, even once I'm better?
I have tonsillitis at the moment. It's the first time I've ever gotten it. I just got a tonsil stone because of it. Will I continue getting them now?
I've had tonsil stones for the past few weeks, and tonsillitis at least 3 times a year for awhile now. Should I consider a tonsillectomy?
Yes: You should consider it along with an ENT specialist to determine the risks and benefits.. ...Read more
Can U request to have UR tonsils removed? I get strep &/or tonsillitis regularly & I have dealt with chronic tonsil stone for 10 yrs. I'm 25 & Female.
Sure: See your primary care doctor to discuss this. He or she can refer you to an ENT surgeon if you meet clinical criteria for tonsillectomy. ...Read more
If you eat dairy while you have tonsillitis does this put you at risk for developing tonsil stones? Does gargling salt water prevent this?
Probably not: This is a very common problem. Most people can manage the condition by frequent gargling with listerine or hydrogen peroxide, gently brushing over the area with a soft brush, or using a water pik to dislodge them. Sometimes the tonsils may become chronically infected, painful, or swollen. Then it may be time to consider removal. You should see an otolaryngologist and discuss. ...Read more
Can I have chronic tonsillitis in one tonsil if I have deep crypts but no tonsil stones but have really bad breath and only 1 swollen tonsil?
Yes, it is possible.: It is possible to have only one swollen tonsil, but it should not be so bug that it is blocking tour throat or airway. Just because there are no tonsil stones doesn't mean there is nothing wrong. If you haven't already, please go see an ENT to make sure there is nothing wrong. ...Read more
I had tonsillitis for 3 weeks now been on zpack for 5 days and amoxicillin for 10 days the tonsil stones and pus is still there and its still hurting?
I have recurring tonsil stones and recurring tonsillitis. Currently breastfeeding a 7 week old. Will I need to wait till I wean my baby to be treated?
Not necessarily: Most treatments involving medications can be designed with breastfeeding in mind. Anesthesia required for surgical intervention could temporarily interfere with breastfeeding but storing enough breast milk for a few days while you recover is a viable solution. Hope you are feeling better soon! ...Read more
Could I have a tonsil stone? One sided tonsillitis 3 weeks ago, still feels like something behind tonsil, sore and difficult swallowing. Treatment?
My tonsils are swelling slightly day by day. I daily clean out tonsil stones gently with a toothpick. I now have a canker sore there. Tonsillitis?
Cancker sore: You could of picked up a viral infection in the form of a canker sore by using the toothpick ...Read more
How to distinguish between tonsil stones and tonsillitis? I have white patches on 1 tonsil, no fever or pain. Ear hurts when I blow my nose, however.
Regardless: You have to have them removed since they started giving you problems at your age. . ...Read more
Dr for swollen red r tonsil white patch 7 days ago. Strep neg. No longer sore runny eyes few red spots & white stone remain. Swelling way down. Dr.Dx'd allergic tonsillitis. How long swelling last?
Infection viral: Infectious mononucleosus CMV or adenovirus.Get a more detailed answer ›
Symptoms: Cough, Runny Nose, Sore Throat, Green Mucus, Holes in tonsils, Vomitting. What could this be? My boyfriend believes they are tonsil stones, but he hasn't had the symptoms and he doesn't want to go to the doctor. I believe it's tonsillitis.
Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold virus, influenza (Tamiflu may be needed), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, is with moderate or high fever, or with much coughing or worrisome symptoms. Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can lessen pain. ...Read more
I have tonsilitis. Since 5 years I have been picking my tonsil stones using toothpicks. What can I do to permanently cure them?
I have my first bout of tonsilitis... I'd like to know if eating dairy is okay or if this could potentially provoke tonsilloliths (tonsil stones)?
Tonsil pain that hasn't gone away over year. Feels as if food is swallowed normal side. No medications helped. Also get tonsil stones. Tonsilitis?
Tonsilloliths: Pl see article for more info on condition. You need an ENT referral for possible tonsillectomy to relief chronic problem. ...Read more
Ulcer on tonsil? Tonsil stones come and go for 3 years, never diagnosed with tonsilitis only strept alot. I'm 22 why the ulcer?
What would one or two white spots on your tonsils mean? Would it be tonsilitis, thrush, or tonsil stones? They clear up and come back.
Tonsils: Tonsils may develop small white patches that are simply dried surface secretions and have no medical concern. If there is no abnormal asymmetry of tonsils, no redness or pain then infections, such as strep or mono are unlikely. Thrush tends to cause scattered white thin exudate on the palate and cheeks or throat, and less so on the tonsils. ...Read more