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Tonsillitis Or Worse
Progressive : COPD tends to be progressive. But inhaled & oral meds, along with smoking cessation, & supplemental oxygen if needed, can significantly slow the progress. Other ills, like heart disease, make it worse. End-stage sign is acute flare up episodes ("exacerbations") requiring more frequent hospital stays. That's the time to focus on life quality over life prolonging care (hospice). Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Worse?: Either are not fun, and Strep is treated with antibiotics. Strep has risk of, albeit small, of affecting the kidneys and therefore it is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
The : The short answer- possibly. A person with chronic tonsillitis that is caused by group a strep is contagious until they are 24 hours into a course of antibiotics. A person with chronic tonsillitis that is caused by other conditions such as acid reflux or enlarged tonsils is not contagious. As you may have guessed, the only way to find the answer is to see the doctor. ...Read more
Migraine triggers: Yes. There are many triggers to migraine headaches. You should keep a journal and try to identify the triggers to avoid migraines. Usually you will need treatment by your doctor for migraine headahes. Be sure to live a healthy lifestyle and do not smoke. Use meditation to relieve stress which is a big trigger of migraines. ...Read more
Opposite: Pain usually lessens.!Get a more detailed answer ›
Diagnosed with pharyngitis. It's been 8 days and not getting better or worse. Sinuses stuffy now and mild headache and tonsils are swollen.
Sore throat with too much redness and one swollen lymph node, without fever, sneeze or cough, maybe it's viral or bacterial? Could be Adenovirus?
Yes: It can take some viruses a few days for the symptoms to become fully evident ...Read more
Yes: Allergic rhinitis & enlarged tonsils may interfere with normal nasal breathing resulting in congestion (nasal stuffiness) & mouth breathing. Complications include snoring, hoarseness, bad breath, sleep apnea, sleep disturbances, malocclusion of the teeth, and other anatomic distortions of the mouth. Mouth breathing worsens asthma because of inhalation of relatively cold, dryer air into the lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thanks for asking!: If you are saying that you have enlarged tonsils and an earache, it is time for you to be examined by a physician. To answer your question, it could be a more serious bacterial infection, which could include 'sinus problems.' while there are viral infections that can cause similar symptoms, we don't typically see the 'common cold' cause significant tonsillar enlargement or pain. ...Read more
If I get the flu or a cold will it cause Bell's palsy or inner ear infec or something worse fear bells ?
Depends: There has been report that thunderstorm often triggers asthma exacerbation presumably related to the increase mold count (alternaria) it generates. The question is less clear for those who are not allergic to this mold. I am unaware of any report finding that this improves asthma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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