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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.

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.

Need Tonsillectomy: If you have chronic Tonsillitis and recurrent Flare up with LN on one side you should consult ENT. They usually recommend tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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Tonsillitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the tonsil tissue, which can be either an acute or chronic process. Most of the time, it is caused by infection. In the acute phase, most cases of tonsillitis are viral. Once the problem extends beyond 10 days, it typically ...Read more


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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 just been diagnosed with chronic tonsillitis by ent. Could a stomach virus?

No: Chronic tonsillitis is typically related to recurrent tonsillar infections, whether viral or bacterial. It is unlikely precipitated solely by a bad stomach virus you contracted 8 months prior. ...Read more

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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?

Usually not: Most viruses that cause stomach upset are short lived and do not come back, so it is unlikely that the chronic tonsillitis is from that virus. Chronic tonsillitis may be caused by recurring bacterial infections. ...Read more

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What to do if I have chronic tonsillitis what do I do?

What to do if I have chronic tonsillitis what do I do?

See an ENT: for evaluation and tests. Once diagnosed with chronic tonsillitis your doctor may recommend a tonsillectomy, which is a surgery to remove the tonsils. However, in many cases surgery is not needed. ...Read more

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What to do if I am experiencing palpitations for 7 yrs. I have chronic tonsillitis. Is it related?

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

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Please help! I have chronic tonsillitis what do I do?

Please help! I have chronic tonsillitis what do I do?

See an ENT: You need to see a specialist to see what the next step should be. Surgery may be considered. ...Read more

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How contagious can chronic tonsillitis be?

How contagious can chronic tonsillitis be?

Not very: Chronic tonsillitis is a "chronic condition" not an "infectious" condition. What that means is that although your tonsils may be chronically infected with bacteria, you do not pass this infection to other people. It is not like a flu or a cold. ...Read more

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Is chronic tonsillitis contagious? If you have chronic tonsillitis can other people get it?

Is chronic tonsillitis contagious? If you have chronic tonsillitis can other people get it?

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

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What are the symptoms of chronic tonsillitis? Difference between chronic and acute tonsillitis?

What are the symptoms of chronic tonsillitis? Difference between chronic and acute tonsillitis?

Chronic tonsillitis.: Is caused by microabscesses in the tonsils that harbor bacteria even after treatment with antibiotics therefore they retain low grade symptoms and flare up periodically. ...Read more

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Chronic tonsillitis, what are signs you need your tonsils removed?.

Chronic tonsillitis, what are signs you need your tonsils removed?.

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

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Help! I've been having chronic tonsillitis, what do I do?

Tonsillectomy: Best option for chronic tonsillitis is to have your tonsils removed or tonsillectomy. It's not that fun, but it is usually worth it. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how to cure chronic tonsillitis at 65 years of age?

I'm wondering how to cure chronic tonsillitis at 65 years of age?

Antibiotics/surgery: Chronic tonsillitis means persistent infection lasting 3 or more months. Extended antibiotics including Clindamycin may be helpful, but surgery is often the only solution. ...Read more

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Difference between chronic tonsillitis and tonsil cancer?

One side vs two: Tonsillitis is generally bilateral and tonsillar cancer is usually unilateral. For more information on tonsil cancer see this site.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/tonsil-cancer/. ...Read more

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Apart from antibiotics and removal, can you recommend treatments for chronic tonsillitis?

Apart from antibiotics and removal, can you recommend treatments for chronic tonsillitis?

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

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Good Day. For chronic hypertrophic rhinitis and chronic tonsillitis that are solutions to avoid surgery?

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

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Beside having oral HPV will chronic tonsillitis turn tonsil cancer?Can you get tonsil cancer with no tonsils?

Beside having oral HPV will chronic tonsillitis turn tonsil cancer?Can you get tonsil cancer with no tonsils?

The tonsil is a: Location that houses lymphoid tissues called "tonsils", but the hpv virus inhabits the lining squamous mucosa of the throat, and the tonsils are part of that. Many are infected, few develop invasive cancer. The virus can spread by kissing. ...Read more

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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?

Unlikely!: At your age, tonsillar cancer is unlikely. It may be due to inflammation of th tonsils or scratch to the throat during the eating process. Keep watching it to make sure it goes away.. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 ?

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 ?

Chronic tonsillitis: If you have failed on multiple antibiotic courses and this is chronic tonsillitis then I would agree with your ENT that you may need to have a tonsilectomy. ...Read more

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Is it true that people who suffer from chronic tonsillitis also have asymmetric tonsils ?Having asymmetric tonsils and oral hpv=tonsil cancer true?

Is it true that people who suffer from chronic tonsillitis also have  asymmetric tonsils ?Having asymmetric tonsils and oral hpv=tonsil cancer true?

Symmetric tonsils: Are an anomaly and its normal to have asymmetric tonsils. As far as developing cancer, best to have your concerns evaluated by a local doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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?

can be both: Mono can sometimes leave the neck nodes swollen for a long time. If indeed it is tonsillitis you will need antibiotics or your tonsils removed. You need to see an ENT specialist to be sure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to cure strep throat/chronic tonsillitis in less than 24hrs?

Antibiotics: It will probably take several days of antibiotics, fluid, rest and chicken soup. ...Read more

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Is it true that people who suffer from chronic tonsillitis , allergic rhinitis oral hpv-16 are more susceptible to tonsil cancer?

Is it true that people who suffer from chronic tonsillitis , allergic rhinitis oral hpv-16 are more susceptible to tonsil cancer?

HPV: Yes. Of the non-genital cancers, tonsillar carcinomas have the strongest association with hpv. And this is particularly true for hpv-16. ...Read more

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