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Swollen tonsils, 2nd day taking cipro (ciprofloxacin), tonsils still swollen, same size. Was I prescribed the correct meds? What should I do next?

Swollen tonsils, 2nd day taking cipro (ciprofloxacin), tonsils still swollen, same size. Was I prescribed the correct meds? What should I do next?

Antibiotics: Take 48 hours to take effect. We always give what we feel is the best for certain conditions. We don't always do culture as if we wait for culture to guide us, it may be too late to give treatment. If after 2 days, the problem being treated is still there, the antibiotics may not be the best for your individual condition even it ok for others, then go back to md for reevaluation. 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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Should the 2 tonsils be approximately the same size? Does unilateral tonsil enlargement in adults warrant medical attention?

Should the 2 tonsils be approximately the same size? Does unilateral tonsil enlargement in adults warrant medical attention?

Absolutely: Unilateral tonsillar enlargement should be evaluated by an Ear, Nose and Throat physician. Sometimes it can be normal but often it is due to a disorder in the larger tonsil that requires evaluation. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I am having an enlargement in my right tonsil and it's been the same size since approximately 8-9 days. Also I saw little streaks of blood in cough.

I am having an enlargement in my right tonsil and it's been the same size since approximately 8-9 days. Also I saw little streaks of blood in cough.

Some ideas.: Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, enlargements of nodes (tonsils) and cough wtih blood imply an infection in the respiratoy tract. This could include a lot of organisms including tuberculosis. ...Read more

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Semi hard bump on tonsil covering upper post. It fluctuates in size. Diameter stays the same but it will go almost flat then puff back up a little? : (

Semi hard bump on tonsil covering upper post. It fluctuates in size. Diameter stays the same but it will go almost flat then puff back up a little? : (

Various things.: There are multiple possibilities: Lymphoid tissue, cryptic debris, tonsil stone, papilloma, abscess, and various benign or malignant tumors. See an otolaryngologist (ENT). Biopsy or CT will be dependent on examination and assessment. ...Read more

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3"smaller than a pea"sized lumps. One in neck one under jaw one on the mastoid. On the same side of the three, the tonsil is bigger than the other. Nopain?

3"smaller than a pea"sized lumps. One in neck one under jaw one on the mastoid. On the same side of the three, the tonsil is bigger than the other. Nopain?

Neck nodes: We don't know anything about you, not even your age let alone any medical or social history history. Your doctor needs to evaluate you including review of your history and decide if this is just benign reactive lymphadenopathy or if it needs further investigation or intervention. ...Read more

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My left tonsils has recently shank in size. My right is still the same size. I have a sore slight sore throat as well.?

My left tonsils has recently shank in size. My right is still the same size. I have a sore slight sore throat as well.?

Sore throat: This does not sound like a strep throat or bacterial infection. Usually with strep throat and tonsiilitis the tonsils are enlarged and red with pus on them. It most likely is a viral infection. If you develop fever, chills and worsening sore throat and especially if your tonsils appear enlarged and have pus on them or your throat is really red you should be seen and an antibiotic started. ...Read more

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How to shrink 3+ size tonsils?

How to shrink 3+ size tonsils?

By seeing the doctor: If a strep infection had increased the size of the tonsils, the doctor may treat with antibiotics. If a viral infection (such as mono) had enlarged the tonsils, the doctor may use a few days of prednisone. If the tonsils are always big, and the person is a child with no problems, it may be ok to just wait. If tonsils cause breathing, swallowing, sleeping issues, an ENT doctor might remove them. ...Read more

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Is laryngitis and tonsil the same?

Is laryngitis and tonsil the same?

No: Laryngitis refers to an infection of the larynx or the voice box. Usually patients are hoarse with it. The larynx closes when we speak, swallow and cough. Tonsils are like specialized lymph nodes and are part of your immune system. In the mouth, you actually have four tonsils...The palatine tonsils (on both sides), the adenoid (in the nasopharynx) and the lingual tonsil (back of the tongue). ...Read more

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What is the size of inflamed tonsils?

Any size: Size doesn't play a role in tonsil inflammation but inflammation can definitely make the tonsils swell up. If the tonsil swells up due to inflammation, you might have new onset of snoring or a sense of choking. When the inflammation decreases, the swelling may decrease as well. ...Read more

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What does size 3+ tonsils mean? And what are the effects of having size 3+"tonsils?

What does size 3+ tonsils mean? And what are the effects of having size 3+"tonsils?

Tonsil size: Tonsils are graded in size from 1 to 4, depending on how they look when your doctor examines you. A size 1+ is barely visible, and a 4+ means the tonsils are so large they touch in the middle. Tonsil size itself doesn't really mean anything, the important thing is whether they cause problems - such as recurrent infections or interfere with your breathing at night, causing sleep apnea. ...Read more

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For the last 3 months I keep getting one sided tonsil and neck lymphnode pain. Not always the same side. Why?

For the last 3 months I keep getting one sided tonsil and neck lymphnode pain. Not always the same side. Why?

Lymph tissue: Hello. The lymph tissue located around the tonsillar tissue becomes inflamed and painful with infection. Sometimes tonsillar tissue holds food particles which traps bacteria beneath. This can cause "micro abscesses" leading to the inflammation. Gargle with water after meals and use pain medications if needed. See your doctor for confirmation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can tonsils change shape throughout life? I never really looked at them before but they are different shapes but pretty equal in size.

Can tonsils change shape throughout life? I never really looked at them before but they are different shapes but pretty equal in size.

Usually smaller: In general, but not always, the palatine tonsils, (tonsils in the back of the throat) get smaller with age. However there are many adults with a sleep disorder who have very large tonsils. But as a rule, they tend to atrophy with age. Certainly, we also know that their protective (immunological) function diminishes with age also. ...Read more

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My tonsils do not look the same at all. One looks like a round oval and the other looks like a scrambled mess with a slit. Should I be concerned?

My tonsils do not look the same at all. One looks like a round oval and the other looks like a scrambled mess with a slit. Should I be concerned?

Crypts of the tonsil: Most tonsils are the same size. Assymetry
could signal an underlying disturbance. What you appear to be describing is that one has more crypts than the other one. Try gargling with warm salt water 3 to 4 times a day. If that Is not effective. Good luck
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I had a small seed on my tonsil so I scraped it now I have a small smooth bump there. No pain. What is this? Tonsil still normal size no enlargednodes

I had a small seed on my tonsil so I scraped it now I have a small smooth bump there. No pain. What is this? Tonsil still normal size no enlargednodes

Tonsolith: Sounds like a tonsolith which is a small area of either cells or clumped particles that sits on tonsil or in a tonsil crypt. Not dangerous typically. Sometimes these cause bad breath. ...Read more

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Hi dr. I have swollen tonsil from the right side only and I don't feel any pain, and I realised it before 2 years and it is still the same. Anything wrong?

Hi dr. I have swollen tonsil from the right side only and I don't feel any pain, and I realised it before 2 years and it is still the same. Anything wrong?

Depends: Sometimes, a tonsil can appear enlarged on one side but is due to its lie within the tonsillar bed. Other times, it can be due to a serious condition. Have an ENT see it first. They will consider the physical examination and any other symptoms you may have. ...Read more

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I have a small black hole behind my tonsils should I be worried? It's really small, like the size of a pen point. I'm just wondering if I should really be worried I was able to see it without anything special, just a flashlight and a mirror. Even my teach

I have a small black hole behind my tonsils should I be worried? It's really small, like the size of a pen point. I'm just wondering if I should really be worried I was able to see it without anything special, just a flashlight and a mirror. Even my teach

It: It is very difficult to say what exactly you are seeing without examining you. If the area in question is still present see your doctor for an evaluation. If your doctor is unsure of what he/she is seeing, then a specialist (ent- ear, nose, and throat doctor) can be consulted.
All the best. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about tonsil size grading?

Can you tell me about tonsil size grading?

1+ is small, 4+...: Touch in the midline, 2+ and 3+ in between. Useful to give a visual picture for documentation purposes. 4+ tonsils can elevate the concern for obstructive breathing disorders. ...Read more

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Is a huge hole behind a tonsil normal? It's like the size of a pinky nail

Is a huge hole behind a tonsil normal? It's like the size of a pinky nail

Could be normal: The tonsils have a surface that is not smooth. It has many crevasses called crypts. Sometimes these crypts can be quite a bit larger than you'd expect. However, if there are any associated symptoms such as pain, bleeding, enlargement, then that could be a sign of something more serious and in that case, the area should be examined. ...Read more

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What if after treating angina the tonsils dose not come to the normal size?

What if after treating angina the tonsils dose not come to the normal size?

Translation problem: Please try your question again. Try another word variation. The English translation didn't make sense. We're not sure what you're asking. ...Read more

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Holes in tonsils? I have several large holes in my tonsils about the size of my fingertip. Is this normal

Holes in tonsils? I have several large holes in my tonsils about the size of my fingertip. Is this normal

The: The correct medical term for the "holes" is tonsil crypts. The normal immune-mediated swelling of the tonsil tissue sometimes creates indentations in the suface of the tonsils, which create swiss cheese type of holes on the surface.

Technically, this is more of a nuisance than a medical problem. However, the tonsils crypts could trap food particles or prevent the normal shedding of the superficial lining from being discarded. Often, these particles stay in the crypts and irritate the surrounding tissue. The particles can also form concretions, knows as "tonsil stones".

The most simple way of dealing with this problem is to chew carefully and thorougly, and to avoid foods with small particles (sesame seeds, etc.). It is ideal to gargle with saline rinse right after meals, so that any trappped material could be washed out right away. Occasonally, various procedures or even tonsillectomy might be recommended, depending on the severity of the symptoms.

Your best bet is to consult your ENT specialist so that an accurate diagosis could be made, and you could tailor a treatment plan for your specific concerns. ...Read more

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Is it ok if one tonsil is around 1 and 1/2 times the size of the other? Early 20s.no smoking or drinking.

Is it ok if one tonsil is around 1 and 1/2 times the size of the other? Early 20s.no smoking or drinking.

Eat, DrinkAndBeMerry: Ever seen those pictures of faces that were exact duplications of one half of the face (i.e.perfectly symmetrical)? They look strange, don't they? That's because very few people have precisely symmetrical features. And that probably also applies to your tonsils. So in the absence of any symptoms or lumps in your neck, or a marked asymetry or its rapid growth, I wouldn't worry too much. ...Read more

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I keep getting tonsil stones and I try to clean them out as much as I can but now I have 2 holes were I get stones on the same side and it hurts?

Tonsilar crypts: The holes you get in the tonsils are unfortunately common and will often capture food that gets stuck in there, turning into "tonsil stones" and causing bad breath and irritation. Salt water gargles or gargling with mouth wash may help, but ultimately, a referral with an ENT surgeon for tonsillectomy may be needed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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1 bigger tonsil I have had it for a few years it doesn't seem to be growing also had no problems, noticed size few years ago when I tonsillitis

1 bigger tonsil I have had it for a few years it doesn't seem to be growing also had no problems, noticed size few years ago when I tonsillitis

Get it looked at: You could have one tonsil that is just larger than the other, but tonsillar cancer can occur. You might want to get a doctor to look at it. ...Read more

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My right onsil is swollen, not huge but 2x size of my left tonsil, I am not sick. This has been like this for 3 weeks how can I get it back to normal?

My right onsil is swollen, not huge but 2x size of my left tonsil, I am not sick. This has been like this for 3 weeks how can I get it back to normal?

Enlarged tonsil: There are different reasons for an enlarged tonsil, including infection and cancer. A physical examination would provide more ands for you. ...Read more