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What Otc Meds Work For Swollen Tonsils
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
Swollen tonsils, 2nd day taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) , tonsils still swollen, same size. Was i prescribed the correct meds? What should I do next?
Antibiotics: Take 48 hours to take effect. We always give what we feel is the best for certain conditions. We don't always do culture as if we wait for culture to guide us, it may be too late to give treatment. If after 2 days, the problem being treated is still there, the antibiotics may not be the best for your individual condition even it ok for others, then go back to md for reevaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
15 month old always sick since birth. Hospitalized many times due to illness, pulmonologist fine, swollen tonsils, low IGA, lots of meds, what now?
Should get better: Some born with poor IgA production tend toward more ear/sinus/diarrhea infections in infancy.Many of these can be quite worrisome and admission for dehydration, etc would be expected.They are not as prone to severe infections as those with combined deficiencies, and most are less vulnerable as they get older, when size reduces risk of dehydration and general immunity builds up. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen Tonsils Hurt: If your whole body hurts with swollen tonsils, you probably are experiencing viral tonsillopharyngits. Warm salt water gargles, tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen will help. Alternate the tylenol (acetaminophen) with the Motrin for best relieve. Not getting better, go see your healthcare provider. ...Read more
Swollen tonsils: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more
Several things: Could be an infection (typically will have associated pain); cryptic tonsils where they get large, trap debris, and then stay large. If only one is large and not the other, or if they do not go back down to your "normal"size, you should see your doctor to rule out a problem that may require treatment (bacterial infection, tumor). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Inasmuch as both laryngitis and tonsillitis may be caused by the same virus, the two problems can occur together. But because the tissues are not exactly adjacent to each other, the two problems may co-exist because of the same etiology. In general, however, each one, laryngitis and tonsillitis are separate problems and laryngitis frequently occurs in the absence of tonsillitis and visa- versa. ...Read more
Other Sx ???: Tonsils in kids tend to grow faster than they do until age 7-8 when they stop, then the kid continues to grow & the tonsils assume a smaller relative size. Unless the kid has a sleep disturbance or chronically infected tonsils, they are generally left alone & will be less of an issue in the teen years. If they are just big, ignore it, if inflamed & febrile, she needs to be seen. ...Read more
Infection: Many infections of the tonsils cause formation of exudate or white patchy material on the tonsils. The problem is that the type of infection causing this can be viral, bacterial or yeast , all of which require different therapy. Need to see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection present: White puss are white blood cells that, came, fought, lost, died. ...Read more
What should I do if I have had swollen tonsils for almost 3 weeks, and it started with strep. What is wrong?
Sore throat: Streptococcal pharyngitis responds very well to appropriate anibiotics. After antibiotics fever/ sore throat gets better but swollen tonsils which is from inflammation can takes few weeks to go back to normal. If your sore throat is not better it may be due to concurrent viral illness or a secondary complication from strep throat. ...Read more
That depends...: If the infections are infrequent than antibiotics will be enough. If the infections occur more than 6-8 times per year you should consider a tonsillectomy. ...Read more
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