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Mouth (Definition)

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


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My question is what causes headaches, swollen tonsils, stiff neck, and earaches?

My question is what causes headaches, swollen tonsils, stiff neck, and earaches?

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

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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?

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?

Stuffy and: runny nose, swollen tonsils with fever indicate an infection of tonsils and sinuses. Please consult your primary doctor to evaluate the need for antibitoics.
Gargle frequently with warm salty water. ...Read more

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Swollen tonsils, fever, weak, pain all over body, but why severe neck pain?

Swollen tonsils, fever, weak, pain all over body, but why severe neck pain?

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

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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??

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

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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?

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?

Maybe strep throat: A person can get herpes lip sores recurrences when he is stressed with another infection such as a strep throat. His primary care doctor can do a rapid strep test and get a result in 5 minutes. Antibiotics are needed for strep throat. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Viral gastroenteriti: Your symptoms could be caused by an adenovirus which can mimic strep or mono, strep test, and mono test are negative. Viral culture is positivr. ...Read more

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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

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

Chronic: Chronic tonsillitis can be quite bothersome. Failure to respond to several courses of antibiotics might be an indication to have a tonsillectomy. You might want to se an otolaryngolist, ear nose and throat specialist, for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have strep throat with no swollen tonsils?

Is it possible to have strep throat with no swollen tonsils?

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

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Is it possible to have swollen tonsils without having a sore throat?

Is it possible to have swollen tonsils without having a sore throat?

Enlarged tonsils.: Just having enlarged or swollen tonsils itself will not produce a sore throat unless they are infected. Growing children often have big tonsils. ...Read more

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Are oranges the culprit of my swollen tonsils and sore throat?

Are oranges the culprit of my swollen tonsils and sore throat?

Highly unlikely: Unless you are allergic to them, oranges are not the source of your illness. Get a doctor to look at your throat and decide if you need treatment for strep throat. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have bumps on back of throat and swollen tonsils?

What do you suggest if I have bumps on back of throat and swollen tonsils?

Swollen tonsils: And bumps (? Pus) on the back of the throat may mean throat infection- viral or bacterial. See your doctor for this so you can start antibiotics if positive for strep. ...Read more

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Slit in the back of throat with swollen tonsils and soar throat what could it be?

Slit in the back of throat with swollen tonsils and soar throat what could it be?

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

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How to get rid of bumps on back of throat and swollen tonsils?

How to get rid of bumps on back of throat and swollen tonsils?

Get checked: This can be a series of issues from simple enlarged tonsils to tonsillitis. I would see and ENT and get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Fever, sore throat, swollen tonsils, achey body, congestion.

Fever, sore throat, swollen tonsils, achey body, congestion.

Infection: Sounds like an upper respiratory infection. Could be viral or bacterial. If viral, fluids and rest and fever control are key, if bacterial, an antibiotic is necessary. If not getting better in a few days, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a sore throat and swollen tonsils and glands?

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

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I am experiencing swollen tonsils. The following also describes me: Sore throat. What should I do?

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

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Swollen tonsils, sore throat, yellow spots on tonsils, sore on tonsil.?

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

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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Swollen tonsils & bumps, discolored hard palate (looks bruised) small bumps on back of throat. What could it be?

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

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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

Swollen Tonsils (Definition)

Tonsils that are larger than normal. This can be from many causes, most commonly infection, ...Read more


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Neck Strain (Definition)

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