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Tonsils And Coughing
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 (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
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
Fever, sore throat, neck pain, and lower back pain. 19 years old. Started suddenly. Pus pockets around tonsils. No coughing or other cold system. ?
I have a swollen tonsil, a cough, i'm coughing up dark fluid stuff, kinda short of breath, and i'm losing my voice. It's more than likely bronchitis?
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
What does a swollen tonsil and a cough mean if those are my only symptoms? Will it go away on it's own?
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
I have a swollen tonsil and a cough, and I am losing my voice. What could I have? Will it get better on it's own?
6 months now I have bumps on my bikini area they don't hurt and are small.Just recently I have swollen tonsils and a cough for a month related or not?
Not likely: I doubt that bikini lines bumps would be related to the other symptoms you mention. Schedule a visit for an exam. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Sore tonsils, cough, runny nose, tonsils hurt if i put my head down, doctors didn't find anything, strep test neg.
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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???
Am I starting to get tonsil stones? I coughed up a small green phlegm like thing out of the back of my throat. My throat is sore. My throat is discolo
I have a swollen tonsil and a cough and I am losing my voice. What could I have? Will it get better on it's own? Could I have pneumonia again?
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.
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
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