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What Virus Causes Swollen Tonsils And Conjunctivitis
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
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
I have a 3 year old child that has swollen tonsils and blisters on her tongue. What is this caused by?
My sister has swollen tonsils and my mother says it's from stepping barefoot on our cold floor. Is that the cause?
My sister has swollen tonsils and my mother kes saying its from stepping barefoot on our cold floor. Is it really the cause?
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
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
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?
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
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
Swollen tonsils: Tonsils that are larger than normal. This can be from many causes, most commonly infection, occasionally tumor, sometimes unknown. ...Read more
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
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
Tonsillitis + sleep: Breathing might be noisy due to swelling of tonsils. ...Read more
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
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
My son has extremely swollen tonsils, no spots, no discoloration (no red or purple), no pain, just a cough. What could it be?
I had swollen tonsils that brought about an itchy cough. The tonsils were treated but the itchy cough still remains. How do I get rid of it?
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
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
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.?
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.
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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