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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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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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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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 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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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

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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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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'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 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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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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The back of my tongue hurts bad. Tonsillitis?

Could be: When most doctors refer to tonsillitis, they mean infection (viral or bacterial) of the tonsils at the side of the throat (palatine tonsils). There are also tonsils at the back of the tongue (lingual tonsils) if the location of the pain is truly in the back of the tongue, several diagnoses are possible. Lingual tonsillitis, infected taste buds or if you are a smoker, more serious problems. Ent. ...Read more

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I have currently got tonsillitis and also got white coating on my tongue. Is this due to the tonsillitis?

I have currently got tonsillitis and also got white coating on my tongue. Is this due to the tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis: We cannot respond to anyone who is a very young and since you didn't even disclose your age, let alone any medical history, I advise you to seek medical attention with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get red bunps on the back of your tongue after having tonsillitis?

What does it mean when you get red bunps on the back of your tongue after having tonsillitis?

Sequellae: Most probably is part of the whole process of infection/inflammation of the area.
Should be part of the normal healing process.
If they grow and start to ulcerate, you should seek professional advise. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with tonsillitis a couple of days ago, after a day of taking medication, these yellow bumps formed on my tongue and hurt so much, what is it?

Custom answer needed: Since you have already been diagnosed with tonsillitis and medication to treat, please consult with your doctor. S/he will be the best person to get an answer to your question. Tonsillitis can be caused by virus or bacteria. Other systemic conditions may be playing a role, so with your own condition, you will need an answer customized only for you by the doctor who knows your tonsillitis already. ...Read more

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Hello, I have red bumps on back of my tongue I have tonsillitis bumps are caused by tonsils I wanna know and how to treat bumps. Thanks?

Hello, I have red bumps on back of my tongue I have tonsillitis bumps are caused by tonsils I wanna know and how to treat bumps. Thanks?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold virus or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the throat symptoms are bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Strep throat can have a tongue coating or bumps. ...Read more

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I have a sore tongue on the back left hand side. It is extremely sore when eating and drinking, feels like tonsillitis but on my tongue.?

I have a sore tongue on the back left hand side. It is extremely sore when eating and drinking, feels like tonsillitis but on my tongue.?

Sore tongue: This may be a canker sore. Bathing the tongue in warm salt water or maalox often helps. Glyoxide drops on the tongue is also prescribed for relief of canker sores. ...Read more

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Right side tonsillitis. Stiff neck, ear fullness, TONGUE FEELS PULLED&SLIGHTLY PAINFUL ON RIGHT SIDE&bumps on it deep in throat. Possible tongue cancer?

Right side tonsillitis. Stiff neck, ear fullness, TONGUE FEELS PULLED&SLIGHTLY PAINFUL ON RIGHT SIDE&bumps on it deep in throat. Possible tongue cancer?

Unilateral tongue sx: Key issue is how long this has been going on. Most likely at your age, the symptoms are related to a localized infectious process, perhaps a peritonsillar abscess, with an immune reaction leading the tongue and other lymphoid tissue to respond, close off your tubes, enlarge nodes in your neck and even along your tongue. If persistent, go for exam. Oral cancer rare @22, but not impossible w. HPV ...Read more

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Is it unusual for an elderly nonambulant pt to have multiple ulcers on his tongue Is there any potential medical significance e.g. route for infection?

Is it unusual for an elderly nonambulant pt to have multiple ulcers on his tongue Is there any potential medical significance e.g. route for infection?

Ulcers: I think you need to have it examined to see what the source of the ulcers are. They range from poor diet, teeth related, medication side effects to autoimmune problems. They may need to be cultured or biopsied. You are correct in that they may uncommonly be a route fro infection ...Read more

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What is tongue ulcer and its symptoms?

What is tongue ulcer and its symptoms?

Can you tell me more: A tongue ulcer could be caused from an irritation, such as from rubbing a sharp piece of a worn or broken tooth. It is usually very sore, and irritated more by hot or spicy foods.
A sore tongue can also be associated with a condition called 'burning mouth syndrome.'
it is a good idea to try to find out the cause of the problem. A mild medicine painted right on the area may help the discomfort. ...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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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