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Virus Chronic Tonsillitis
What could cause chronic tonsillitis and 1 swollen lymph node on left under chin near neck? Dr sees no abnormal blood work/virus. Ocurring for 4+ yrs.
Last year i got a bad stomach virus. 8 months on i've just been diagnosed with chronic tonsillitis by ent. Could a stomach virus?
Last year i got a bad stomach virus. 8 months on i've been diagnosed with chronic tonsillitis by ent. Is there a stomach virus that can cause this?
Last year i got a bad stomach virus. 8 months on i've just been diagnosed with chronic tonsillitis by ent. Could a stomach virus/bacteria cause this?
What to do if I am experiencing palpitations for 7 yrs. I have chronic tonsillitis. Is it related?
Need a monitor: Palpitations for years may be abnormal. If the palpitations are constant, an ekg will often make the diagnosis, but if the palpitations are intermittent, a 24 hour (holter) monitor may be more helpful. Some patients experience significant palpitations with no discernible cardiac arrhythmia. A monitor can also help to diagnose these non-cardiac causes of palpitations, which are generally benign. ...Read more
What is the difference between chronic tonsillitis and acute tonsillitis? Is surgery a common solution for chronic tonsillitis?
Duration: Acute means the infection is new and has just developed. Chronic means the infection has been there for quite some time. ...Read more
The : The short answer- possibly. A person with chronic tonsillitis that is caused by group a strep is contagious until they are 24 hours into a course of antibiotics. A person with chronic tonsillitis that is caused by other conditions such as acid reflux or enlarged tonsils is not contagious. As you may have guessed, the only way to find the answer is to see the doctor. ...Read more
Chronic tonsillitis: Hello, signs of tonsillitis can range from large obstructive tonsils, to an abscess in the throat, to red infection filled tonsils. They could also look perfectly normal but still be infected. Indications for removal is usually 5-7 infections in 1year or 3-5 infections per year for multiple consecutive years. If snoring or interrupted breathing is noted while sleeping, then removal is needed. ...Read more
I think I have chronic tonsillitis. I am 19, it is getting to be a bigger problem, what is the likelihood i could get them removed?
See ENT: You need to consult an ENT doctor and even get a 2nd opinion re. Removing your tonsils. ...Read more
Not really: Chronic tonsillitis is usually from a chronic bacterial infection especially h. Flu or actinomyces. Consider a 3 week course of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) which will cover both or Clindamycin which is especially good for actino. Adults with chronic tonsillitis who require tonsillectomy in 6 mo have much better health, markedly less pain and antibiotic usage making the pain of the surgery worth it in the long run. ...Read more
Good Day. For chronic hypertrophic rhinitis and chronic tonsillitis that are solutions to avoid surgery?
Chronic inflammation: You might try steroids intermittently as an anti-inflammatory drug. However, the problems that you are describing are the result of chronic inflammation and often do not respond to medical therapy such as antibiotics. It is true that surgery for both of your complaints will usually result in a cure. ...Read more
Would requesting a short course of steroids be reasonable to treat my chronic tonsillitis unresponsive to antibiotics?
I want to get a tonsillectomy for my chronic tonsillitis but am afraid because i get bad keloids on my skin after any cut.Will this affect my surgery?
Beside having oral HPV will chronic tonsillitis turn tonsil cancer?Can you get tonsil cancer with no tonsils?
I suffer from chronic tonsillitis i noticed red line on my right tonsil(the left tonsil doesn't have this red line thing)what is this?Cancer?
Can I have chronic tonsillitis in one tonsil if I have deep crypts but no tonsil stones but have really bad breath and only 1 swollen tonsil?
Yes, it is possible.: It is possible to have only one swollen tonsil, but it should not be so bug that it is blocking tour throat or airway. Just because there are no tonsil stones doesn't mean there is nothing wrong. If you haven't already, please go see an ENT to make sure there is nothing wrong. ...Read more
Diagnosed by ENT for Chronic Tonsillitis. Want a 2nd opinion please on any treatment before going to surgery. Any options to discuss with my ENT ?
Is it true that people who suffer from chronic tonsillitis also have asymmetric tonsils ?Having asymmetric tonsils and oral hpv=tonsil cancer true?
My right tonsil has had a growth on it for almost a year. Like a perfectly round ball sticking off the side. Doctor thinks nothing of it. Have chronic tonsillitis but it's there even when not inflamed?
ENT evaluation: You need to see an ENT specialist to make sure this is actually of low concern. ...Read more
Mono 2 years ago. Since then the lymph nodes under my jaw are always swollen. And I am pretty sure I have chronic tonsillitis. Are they connected?
Antibiotics: It will probably take several days of antibiotics, fluid, rest and chicken soup. ...Read more