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What Does It Mean When You Have Sore Tonsils
What can white patches on my left tonsil mean? The other time i got that and it left by itself. It doesn't feel sore and it's not swollen or painful.
Food: If you have no symptoms (pain) then thus is likely a tonsil stone which is food mixed with bacteria that have been trapped in the crypts (little caves) of your tonsils (referred to as tonsil stones or tonsilliths). My patients sometimes have success with getting them out with a q tip( if it bothers you..If not you can leave them). ...Read more
When i looked at the back of my throat it was a bit of a yellow color and my tonsils were all pussey what does this mean its a bit sore too?
If your child has a sore throat and swollen tonsils, does that automatically mean he has strep throat?
Tonsillitis: You are probably starting to get an infection in your tonsils. Viruses are the commonest cause, but bacteria can also cause it, and even yeast can. If you develop a fever and aching, or if the pain becomes severe or does not improve in a day or two on its own, you will want to see a doc. Untreated strep can lead to rheumatic fever, which can cause permanent heart damage. That's your biggest risk. ...Read more
Pain after surgery: In young adults, a general anesthetic will be used for tonsillectomy. Once that wears off, there will be pain, which may require a strong analgesic every 4 hours or so. Bleeding is the most common complication. In the beginning, till the scab falls off, mainly drink cold or iced fluids, like gatorade. Avoid any acid (citrus) or spicy foods; soups, jello, ensure. When scab falls off, warm foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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