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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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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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I have a 3 year old child that has swollen tonsils and blisters on her tongue. What is this caused by?

I have a 3 year old child that has swollen tonsils and blisters on her tongue. What is this caused by?

Probably viral: Blisters on the tounge with swollen tonsils is most often caused by a virus. There are other cause possible. Sometime strep can cause the swollen tonsil while the tounge could be due to a vrus at the same time. Might want to see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What causes popping when I swollow. My tongue feels swollen os something but it's not. Is it the Flagyl for swollen tonsils causing it.

What causes popping when I swollow. My tongue feels swollen os something but it's not. Is it the Flagyl for swollen tonsils causing it.

Tonsils: This sounds as if you may have a complex infection involving areas outside the tonsil itself and you would definitely benefit from an exam by an experienced ENT specialist. Please go soon before this gets much worse. ...Read more

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Swollen tonsils under my chin but I'm not running a fever. Could my wisdom teeth cause this?

Swollen tonsils under my chin but I'm not running a fever. Could my wisdom teeth cause this?

May be sublingual: May be lymph nodes or the sublingual glands You cab discuss this with your physician and/or see a ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Swollen tonsils for 3/4 months, no white spots or pus, but very painful, came back clear of strep and glandular, could wisdom teeth be the cause? Or?

Swollen tonsils for 3/4 months, no white spots or pus, but very painful, came back clear of strep and glandular, could wisdom teeth be the cause? Or?

Infection: The tonsils can get chronic infection quieting down with antibiotic use and then flaring up again. Adenoids are also usually infected and thus the name t&a for the surgery usually performed after thorough exam by ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Benjamin had a virus and inflamed tonsils and glands. These seem to have settled, but he still has enlarged tonsils. However, he still feels sick.?

Benjamin had a virus and inflamed tonsils and glands. These seem to have settled, but he still has enlarged tonsils. However, he still feels sick.?

Infection: If he still feels sick, have him checked by his doctor, he may have a bacterial infection. Tonsils can stay enlarged for awhile after any infection, but if he doesn't feel well, take him to his doctor. ...Read more

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How can you reduce swollen tonsils?

How can you reduce swollen tonsils?

Depends: It depends on why your tonsils are large.

If your tonsils are enlarged suddenly due to a bacterial infection (tonsillitis) then you may need antibiotics. If your tonsils are always large even when you are not sick, you could have them removed if you have sleep apnea. If only one tonsil is large, you should be seen by an ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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What should I do about swollen tonsils?

What should I do about swollen tonsils?

See answer: Rest, Increase fluids, salt water gargles can help. And if they persist, you get sore, any fever, any shortness of breath or difficulty swallowing, then you need to be seen to rule-out an infectious process requiring antibiotics and tx. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What do indents in swollen tonsils mean?

Crypts: Tonsils normally have intentions called crypts. They made be more noticeable when the tonsils are inflamed. ...Read more

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What can I do to soothe my swollen tonsils?

What can I do to soothe my swollen tonsils?

In the old days: We suggest gargling with warm salt water and possible mouthwash to reduce bacteria. I am not sure how effective this is. We don't do tonsillectomy anymore.

I would go see an ENT specialist if your swollen tonsils persists. ...Read more

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I'm 18 & have swollen tonsils. What can I do?

I'm 18 & have swollen tonsils. What can I do?

Assess: Are they affecting your breathing? Are they affecting activity tolerance? Do they hurt? Do they get infected frequently? If the answers are no, you need to do nothing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: swollen tonsils?

What is the definition or description of: swollen tonsils?

Swollen tonsils: Tonsils that are larger than normal. This can be from many causes, most commonly infection, occasionally tumor, sometimes unknown. ...Read more

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Does laryngitis include having swollen tonsils?

Does laryngitis include having swollen tonsils?

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

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I have swollen tonsils and swollen lingual tonsils. What should I do?

I have swollen tonsils and swollen lingual tonsils. What should I do?

See your physician.: Swollen tonsils can be a sign of infection, so see your physician or an ENT specialist and find out what is going on! ...Read more

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Can I breastfeed with swollen tonsils?

Can I breastfeed with swollen tonsils?

Swollen tonsils: Yes. Any pain on swallowing? If not, your tonsils are just enlarged (hypertrophy). Even if infected, you can still breastfeed, provided you are being treated e.g., antibiotics with strep throat. ...Read more

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Does mouthwash help with swollen tonsils? And white spots on them?

Does mouthwash help with swollen tonsils? And white spots on them?

Possibly some relief: White spots on tonsils typically are either food or from strep bacteria - strep throat. See your MD for evaluation and swab as needed. Mouthwash - listerine which kills bacteria - may offer some help temporarily. Hot salt water rinses will also soothe. (1tsp salt / 10-12 oz. Water). Get in to be seen and treated and back to comfort. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have swollen tonsils and and have no pain and talk funny was windering what this might be?

I have swollen tonsils and and have no pain and talk funny was windering what this might be?

Tonsils: Can have swelling for several reasons. Infections would be the most likely cause. Could be sinus drainage and allergies. Some may have trouble with stomach acid reflux. Might want to check with your doctor to get the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am experiencing swollen tonsils with holes in (quality: little white or yellowish spots on tonsils).

I am experiencing swollen tonsils with holes in (quality: little white or yellowish spots on tonsils).

Tonsoliths: Usually these are on little importance. The white stuff is dead white cells and debris. If there is pain, Clear. Ease Lozenges are good for reducing swelling. If you want to remove the white stuff, the oral irrigator that comes with the Hydro Pulse Nasal/Sinus irrigator is designed for removing these particles and reducing swelling of tonsils. Great for snoring too. ...Read more

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Hi my 3 year old has got really big swollen tonsils and only has small airway space what is this and what do I do?

Hi my 3 year old has got really big swollen tonsils and only has small airway space what is this and what do I do?

Infection or no: In signs of infection, large tonsils can be a sign of tonsillitis or small airway opening can lead to croup. If tonsils are large in the face of no infection and the child snores and has sleep apnea or continues to have frequent infections, ear nose and throat specialists will recommend removing tonsils and possible adenoids as well. ...Read more

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My son has extremely swollen tonsils, no spots, no discoloration (no red or purple), no pain, just a cough. What could it be?

My son has extremely swollen tonsils, no spots, no discoloration (no red or purple), no pain, just a cough. What could it be?

See PCP: There are many causes for swollen tonsils, including bacterial, viral, allergic, and developmental, to name just a few. Please have your son examined by your primary care physician for diagnosis and determination of appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Recently had several tonsil stones and swollen tonsils. Is tonsillectomy recommended for 29 y/o with these symptoms, or is that not necessary?

Recently had several tonsil stones and swollen tonsils. Is tonsillectomy recommended for 29 y/o with these symptoms, or is that not necessary?

Keep your tonsils: Tonsils exist for a purpose. They are huge lymph nodes stationed where they are as this is one way bacteria get into the body, through the mouth. Makes sense. It was fashionable to take them out for sore throat not so long ago. Doesn't work. The throat that remains gets sore. There are very few indications for tonsillectomy. Only consider it if recommended by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and I have had swollen tonsils my whole life and frequent tonsilitis. I'm also a singer. If I get them removed, will it affect my singing?

I'm 21 and I have had swollen tonsils my whole life and frequent tonsilitis. I'm also a singer. If I get them removed, will it affect my singing?

Very likely: Removing the tonsils will likely affect your resonance so your voice may be altered. You should discuss your concerns with an Otolaryngologist as well as your singing teacher/coach. ...Read more

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I have had swollen tonsils for over a year now. I am tired all the time and have a few days each week where I feel ill. My mouth is always dry.?

I have had swollen tonsils for over a year now. I am tired all the time and have a few days each week where I feel ill. My mouth is always dry.?

Mono?: Have you ever been tested for mono or ebstein barr virus? Mononucleosis can cause persistent fatigue and enlarged tonsils. Other possibility is recurrent tonsillitis or sleep apnea. Please see a doctor for a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to the steroids doctors give u for swollen tonsils? They gave me a bit and sent me home Had them before just wondering.

Are there any side effects to the steroids doctors give u for swollen tonsils? They gave me a bit and sent me home Had them before just wondering.

"Short term" OK: Using steroids for a short period of time is usually OK. A large dose with rapid tapering is often helpful in allergic and other "swelling". Long term there are many side effects.
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Dr Z ...Read more

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3 year old with white spots on her tonsils and swollen tonsils for over a month. Not getting anybetter. She's having a hard time eating and drinking?

3 year old with white spots on her tonsils and swollen tonsils for over a month. Not getting anybetter. She's having a hard time eating and drinking?

Need to look at: Has she been examined by any doctor at all in this time period? Have you ruled out strep, for instance? If she's having a hard time eating and drinking and it's been over a month she definitely needs to be looked at and swabbed...maybe even evaluated by an ENT physician, as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more