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Can you please tell me what you think I might have. I have a sore throat, white stuff on my tonsils, a cough, my nose is stopped up, headache, and it'?

Can you please tell me what you think I might have. I have a sore throat, white stuff on my tonsils, a cough, my nose is stopped up, headache, and it'?

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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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Swollen tonsils sever cough sore throat due to horsed cough weakness and drowsy what do I do?

Swollen tonsils sever cough sore throat due to horsed cough  weakness and drowsy what do I do?

See a doctor: Sounds as if you might have strep throat and you should be examined, tested, and treated if necessary. ...Read more

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Is it possible to bruise your tonsils from coughing so hard?

Is it possible to bruise your tonsils from coughing so hard?

Tonsils: Probably unlikely, but to be sure you should set up an appointment with an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist! Hope all goes well! ...Read more

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Fever, sore throat, neck pain, and lower back pain. 19 years old. Started suddenly. Pus pockets around tonsils. No coughing or other cold system. ?

Fever, sore throat, neck pain, and lower back pain. 19 years old. Started suddenly.  Pus pockets around tonsils. No coughing or other cold system. ?

Need to be seen: You should really see a local doctor. Fever always indicates infection and yours sounds significant. I hope you can be seen soon (today) and that you get well soon. ...Read more

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What is the cause for persistent pharyngitis with TMJ arthritis and unilateral swollen red tonsil. No cough or white spots? Cancer or Infection?

What is the cause for persistent pharyngitis with TMJ arthritis and unilateral swollen red tonsil. No cough or white spots? Cancer or Infection?

Many possibilities: But the one that I'm most concerned about getting missed is Wegener's granulomatous polyangiitis. Sore throat plus arthritis. The smart money is on something simple like reflux while you're asleep, or allergies, or even snoring, but only your physician -- with a high index of suspicion -- can answer this for you. ...Read more

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Can your tonsils make you cough a lot?

Can your tonsils make you cough a lot?

Many causes of cough: Enlarged tonsils can cause a reactive cough, however there are numerous common causes of cough. Evaluation and treatment of cough typically starts with a primary care physician though a specialist may be needed. ...Read more

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How can I help 3yr recover from tonsil infection and cough?

How can I help 3yr recover from tonsil infection and cough?

Been treated?: If a child has a sore throat then he should always get checked out for strep throat which is one bacteria which can cause a tonsillitis. If he has been treated and is recovering then i would recommend rest and lots of fluids. A humidifier for the room can also sometimes help. ...Read more

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Can a child's enlarged tonsils contribute to cough variant asthma/general allergies?

Can a child's enlarged tonsils contribute to cough variant asthma/general allergies?

Probably yes: A child who has big tonsils in the throat and big adenoids, with bad allergy symptoms, likely coughs on and off, has trouble breathing through the nose, and at night has trouble sleeping due to snoring. Taking the tonsils and adenoids out, along with using steroid nasal sprays in the nose, may make his life a great deal smoother (sleeps better, coughs less, breathes easier through the nose). ...Read more

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I have holes in my tonsils. Cough and runny nose and I don't know if it's a sinus problems or what.. ive been spitting out white stuff lately?

I have holes in my tonsils. Cough and runny nose and I don't know if it's a sinus problems or what.. ive been spitting out white stuff lately?

How long?: The odds are that you are merely having a cold. But if the symptoms are getting worse or persist beyond 10 days , the likelihood of a sinus infection increases. Antibiotic does not usually hasten recovery from a cold. ...Read more

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Sore tonsils, cough, runny nose, tonsils hurt if i put my head down, doctors didn't find anything, strep test neg.

Sore tonsils, cough, runny nose, tonsils hurt if i put my head down, doctors didn't find anything, strep test neg.

Sore throat: Frequently when a person has a sore throat and strep test is negative, this suggests a viral infection. There are many viruses, but a common one in young adults is ebv or infectious mono virus. This can be tested for as well. ...Read more

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Feels like there is something stuck in my throat, hurts to swallow, pain near left tonsils, cough won't go away, sinus and eye problems. Been 4 wks.

Feels like there is something stuck in my throat, hurts to swallow, pain near left tonsils, cough won't go away, sinus and eye problems. Been 4 wks.

Get help!: Bailey, you really need to be seen and evaluated. You probably have an infection, and it could get dangerous if left untreated. Go to a clinic today please! ...Read more

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I don't have my tonsils but I coughed up mucus that was hard and chunky and had some blood in it what is it?

I don't have my tonsils but I coughed up mucus that was hard and chunky and had some blood in it what is it?

Hemoptysis: Coughed up mucus or blood (hemoptysis) usually is from bronchial tubes or lungs, not tonsils. Most common cause is bronchitis, but could be a more serious infection, especially pneumonia; or TB if at risk. See a doctor if it continues, especially with blood. If much blood, fever, chest pain, or shortness of breath, get seen immediately regardless of the holiday, e.g. urgent care or emergency room. ...Read more

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My 4yr old has enlarged tonsils. She gets coughs regularly worse at night and she dribbles a lot could this be because of her tonsils???

My 4yr old has enlarged tonsils. She gets coughs regularly worse at night and she dribbles a lot could this be because of her tonsils???

Possibly: If the tonsils are large enough to interfere with swallowing food and saliva, excess drooling can occur. Children with enlarged tonsils often snore or cough at night due to partial airway obstruction while laying flat and with relaxed muscles. ...Read more

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I have had these medium sized bumps in the back Of my throat. Slight white coating on one tonsil, but no cough, fever, or swollen lymph nodes.

I have had these medium sized bumps in the back Of my throat. Slight white coating on one tonsil, but no cough, fever, or swollen lymph nodes.

Need more info: You may have a yeast infection. If you are a smoker that could also be a problem. You should as soon as possible make an appointment with your dentist or your family physician. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more