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What Does It Mean When You Have Swollen Tonsils Plus Some Stiff Neck
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
Throat infection: The group of symptoms listed can form a cascade. Tonsils can be swollen from infection, possibly viral or bacterial. Referred pain from the throat to the ears is common, so the ears hurt. When there is an infection in the throat, lymph nodes in the neck would swell, which may become sore, and cause the neck to feel stiff. ...Read more
If your child has a sore throat and swollen tonsils, does that automatically mean he has strep throat?
I have been sick with a bad stuffy runny nose. Swollen tonsils with fever and every time I clear my throat I get a weird taste. What does that mean?
See doctor now: You should see a doctor right away. This may be just a viral infection but the severe neck pain, especially if it hurts to bend your neck or bend at the waist, may be a sign of meningitis. The risk of head and neck infections (like a tonsillar infection) is that it can spread up towards the brain. ...Read more
Have swollen tonsils form past 6 months been to docs have got all blood work and culture done everything is negative and I have a lymph node in neck??
What are you asking?: I would not be further concerned, unless the tonsils are causing you to have sleep apnea. I'm going to assume the lymph node is not massively enlarged. Most of your friends have at least one similar node. Your tonsils and your big lymph node are your defense troops protecting you from bacterial invaders. Be thankful for good health and get on with your life. ...Read more
What could be the link between: low fever, herpes, swollen tonsils / other neck ganglions? I took an aspirin to reduce the fever sensation. What else?
Gas for 4 weeks. Fever for 2 days. Next weekend fever came back, body aches, swollen tonsils w/white streaks, neck lymph nodes hurt. Mono? Strep?
Why does my throat constantly hurt and what can I do about it? Back in april I caught a cold and my throat has been hurting ever since (along with having plugged ears, sore face and neck, stuffed nose and pus pockets on my swollen tonsils). I've been to t
Yes. ..but: As many as 5% of the population carry the germ in their throat year round and never get infected. This carrier state is one reason we see it all year. During heavy months the well/carriage rate can increase to 20%.Just because you have strep by test does not mean you have an illness. If you are ill with a sore throat & strep is +, it is considered an infection, tonsil swelling or not. ...Read more
Pharyngitis: Sore throats are typically infectious causes. Most commonly it is due to a viral infection. common cold symptoms often accompany the sore throat. cough, runny nose, sneezing etc. Bacterial causes like strep usually lack cough, hoarseness, nasal running or congestion. Time is the best management. For symptoms relief, lozengers, salt water gargles, NSAIDS sparingly can help. ...Read more
Sore Throat: Viral sore throats usualy clear up on thier own within a few days. If your symptoms are severe or last longer see your doctor for poosible cultures and antibiotics. If this is frequent you should consult an ENT doc to discuss further options. ...Read more
Feel a lump at back of throat, very aggravating? Slightly swollen tonsils? Anything this could be?
Throat lump: Could be an infection. Good idea to get checked. ...Read more
I am experiencing swollen tonsils. The following also describes me: Sore throat. What should I do?
Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can lessen pain. ...Read more
Sore Throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
I've had swollen tonsils on one side for a few months now. No white spots and no other throat related symptoms. What could this be?
Swollen tonsil: Sometimes asymmetry of the tonsils (tonsillar pillars), position and muscle tone. 80%of the time it is benign but 20% of the time there could be malignancy which is not known until they examine the tissue after tonsillectomy. Any lymph nodes in the neck? F/U within 2 weeks with ENT. Ask if MRI would be of any help in distinguishing between non malignant and malignant cases, ...Read more
I have swollen tonsils and some blister type bumps with white stuff at the back of my throat. It isn't very painful. What do you think it is?
Have white in the back of throat super tired super swollen tonsils hurts to eat&swollow not strep lasting almost a month now started after oral w man
Reddish spots at the back my wife's throat accompanied by swollen tonsils. She says swallowing is painful and there is a feeling of ants crawling along the back of her throat.?
This sounds a: Little more serious than just a simple viral pharyngitis. Make an appointment to be evaluated by a health care professional as soon as possible. She may need treatment for strept throat. ...Read more
Bumps in back of throat. Yellow palatte. No swollen tonsils. C pack didn't help. No pain. What could it be? I have had it for 2.5 months.
ENT doc: Hard to say from information provided. See ENT doc for exam. ...Read more
Swollen tonsils, no pain unless I swallow, feels like something is stuck in throat, swollen taste buds with lots of pain. White tounge how to treat?
Swollen tonsils: Get antibiotics. Gargle with 1/2 tsp of baking soda in 8 oz of warm water ...Read more
Swollen tonsils & bumps, discolored hard palate (looks bruised) small bumps on back of throat. What could it be?
Sore throat.: Please tell your parents, and go to the doctor for evaluation. I wish you the best! ...Read more
I've had swollen tonsils for about 10 days but no pain or sore throat. Just discomfort from the swelling at times.
I have had this throat pain along with red swollen tonsils and white bumps/debris on my right tonsil for a couple weeks now?
I have a sore throat but no other symptoms. I only have very swollen tonsils. This is day 6 and it hasn't let up at all. Ideas?
Go to ENT: Do you have fever, fatigue? Could be viral pharyngitis, tonsillitis, and mononucleosis. Or others things. Check for signs of mono (mono spot test) and the epstein-barr virus. Blood tests can also help rule out other causes of your symptoms. Please get yourself checked by an ENT specialist if the swelling persists ...Read more
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