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Viral pharyngitis and ulcers on tonsils reasons for tonsillectomy?

Viral pharyngitis and ulcers on tonsils reasons for tonsillectomy?

Depend how often: If you have only had one episode then that is no reason to have your tonsils out. Typically this is what i'm thinking about taking out tonsils for infection we use the following: seven infections in one year or four infections a year for two years or three infections a year for three years. Of course if you have airway blockage because your tonsils are so big or chronic discharge that can cause opinions about tonsillectomy to change. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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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


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I have throat infection. I can see something like ulcers on either side of my throat.. I have been taking oraflox and pantowel tablet. Kindly suggest.

I have throat infection. I can see something like ulcers on either side of my throat.. I have been taking oraflox and pantowel tablet. Kindly suggest.

Ask your DR for: An accurate diagnosis- it could be a viral or bacterial infection. Try gargling with warm salt water or listerine and finish your meds. Take care! ...Read more

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What are the medications that can be used for virus throat infection that lasts longer then a month and gives minor throat ulcers thanks?

What are the medications that can be used for virus throat infection that lasts longer then a month and gives minor throat ulcers  
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Depends on etiology.: How was. The diagnosis established. If herpetic lesions may respond to antivirals like acyclovir. It is important to rule out other causes of esophagitis. A gastroenterologist might be helpful. ...Read more

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2yr old with viral rash, fever and ulcers all around edges of tongue. No ear or throat infection present. What's causing it? His breath smells so bad

2yr old with viral rash, fever and ulcers all around edges of tongue. No ear or throat infection present. What's causing it? His breath smells so bad

Coxsackie virus?: Coxsackie virus is usually a milder 3-7 day course self-limited infection commonly known as 'hand, foot, and mouth disease, ' named for the most likely sites it attacks. It occurs mostly in younger children, but also can affect older children and adults. Mouthwash, brushing, and a trip to the doctor are needed, bad breath is a sign of bacterial growth that can complicate the infectious course ...Read more

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Had flu and throat infection january, one swollen tonsil since, swollen gland same side sometimes, ulcer on tonsil for last 2 days is this cancer?

Had flu and throat infection january, one swollen tonsil since, swollen gland same side sometimes, ulcer on tonsil for last 2 days is this cancer?

Unlikely: Most cancers of the oral cavity and throat are painless and have no symptoms until fairly late in the disease. Lymphomas (a cancer of the lymph nodes) can enlarge nodes and the tonsils but won't often ulcerate. More likely this is an infection, so see your doctor asap about whether you need antibiotics. He/she can judge if you fail to respond and then think of other diagnoses. ...Read more

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What is gonorrheal pharyngitis?

What is gonorrheal pharyngitis?

Throat infection : Oral sex with a partner that has gonorrhea can lead to infection of the throat. ...Read more

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How to treat chronic pharyngitis?

How to treat chronic pharyngitis?

1st determine cause: Is it allergic rhinitis and post nasal drip? Strep? Gonorrhea? HPV? Fungal? Have had you a scope? If everything is ok and this is the final diagnosis..try alternative like apple cider vinegar, pineapple, honey. BUT ALL OTHER Possibilities must be ruled out. ...Read more

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What is done for a one year old with viral pharyngitis?

What is done for a one year old with viral pharyngitis?

Comfort measures: Rx is focused on encouraging adequate fluid intake in liquids or slushy foods. Other comfort foods & meds like Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen are also helpful.Popsicles, chewing gum, suckers etc all can help. ...Read more

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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Pharyngitis (Definition)

It is the inflammation of the pharynx, a structure that extends from the base of your skull to larynx and inlet to esophagus, behind your nose includes your tonsils and tongue base. Causes of inflammation is most often viral or bacterial. It is often ...Read more