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Yawning (Definition)

Yawning is opening the mouth semi-voluntarily while taking a long, deep breath of air. It is a type of reflex action controlled by the brain (a person cannot yawn on command). Yawning is normal, and usually due to drowsiness or tiredness. However, excessive yawning that happens much more often than normal may be caused by vagus nerve signals, due ...Read more


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I have a very deeply hole behind my right tonsil. It just appeared last night and it hurts extremely bad. And the side of my neck it's on is swollen.

I have a very deeply hole behind my right tonsil. It just appeared last night and it hurts extremely bad. And the side of my neck it's on is swollen.

Tonsil disease: You should see a doctor for evaluation of the area. It is impossible for any patient to "see" a hole in the tonsil, or evaluate the tonsil adequately. Pain and swelling may indicate a simple tonsillitis, or it may be other things, such as an impaled foreign body, fish bone, or other debris. ...Read more

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My right tonsil has been hurting and it hurts when I swallow. How can I fix it and what is causing it?

My right tonsil has been hurting and it hurts when I swallow. How can I fix it and what is causing it?

Doctor can check: A sore throat can be evaluated by a primary care doctor (or an ear-nose-throat doctor) to see what the cause might be. Sometimes it is a strep throat bacterial infection, in which case antibiotics would be needed. Other possibilities include a tonsillar abscess, a viral infection, a throat ulcer, etc... A doctor has to look at the throat to diagnose it. Meanwhile, lozenges may decrease hurting. ...Read more

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I touched the top of my right tonsil. Pain spread throughout my neck and head. When I touch other parts of the tonsil it doesn't hurt. Is this normal?

I touched the top of my right tonsil. Pain spread throughout my neck and head. When I touch other parts of the tonsil it doesn't hurt. Is this normal?

Not normal: It's not normal to reach into your mouth to check the effect of touching various parts of your tonsil. It reflects anxiety. But the pain itself, if present only upon such touch, is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my right tonsil is swollen and hurt to drink cold stuff and to swallow?

What do you suggest if my right tonsil is swollen and hurt to drink cold stuff and to swallow?

Tonsil: Good question. My be tonsillitis or an abscess less likely dental with referred pain from a back molar. Check it out today if its that painful. ...Read more

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My right tonsil is swollen and hurt to drink cold stuff and to swallow. What do you recommend?

My right tonsil is swollen and hurt to drink cold stuff and to swallow. What do you recommend?

Swollen tonsil: You may have tonsillitis, but more concerning is that it is just one tonsil. That could mean that you have an infection or maybe even an abscess behind the right tonsil (peritonsillar abscess). This usually needs to be treated by a drainage procedure, which is done by an ENT specialist. Could be something else, which should be evaluated, also by an ent. ...Read more

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My right tonsil is swollen and it hurts to drink cold stuff and to swallow. What could be wrong?

My right tonsil is swollen and it hurts to drink cold stuff and to swallow. What could be wrong?

Tonsil: If it grossly larger than left, should be evaluated by ENT. Could have isolated crypt inflammation/infection. Antibiotics =/- depending on findings. Gargle with dilute saline. Half tsp in glass of warm water. ...Read more

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I have had my right tonsil hurt since I was 19 not enough to explain I take tylenol (acetaminophen) but what should I do?

I have had my right tonsil hurt since I was 19 not enough to explain I take tylenol (acetaminophen) but what should I do?

Go To ENT Doctor: There is little that we can offer you here for a four year old symptom. If you are getting no answers or relief from your physician you should get a new specialist for another opinion. ...Read more

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Could lipoma cause my neck to be bigger than other side. Or my right tonsil to be swollen been like that 10 years. Dr said it won't hurt me. Will it?

Could lipoma cause my neck to be bigger than other side. Or my right tonsil to be swollen been like that 10 years. Dr said it won't hurt me. Will it?

Lipomas can range in: Size and if large enough yes they could make your neck look larger. Tonsils inside your throat if big enough to change size of neck I would think you would have trouble swallowing. ...Read more

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My left tonsil has been red and with a spot on it now it's shrunk and something is behind it but my right tonsil is red with a white spot hurt swallow?

Viral pharyngitis: Is the white spot like an ulcer. Like a canker sore and hurts? Sometimes viruses can cause painful tonsils. See your Primary care doctor or an ENT and they can try to sort this out for you. Take Motrin for the pain 400 to 600 mgs 3 x a day. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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My right tonsil looks like it has a cut on it. Nothing is coming out of it. My right gland is swollen as well. My right side of my mouth hurts really?

My right tonsil looks like it has a cut on it. Nothing is coming out of it. My right gland is swollen as well. My right side of my mouth hurts really?

Pain: Any bleeding or as in your case swelling/pain should be investigated. We can't see the "cut." Nor can we assess which of the many head/throats lymph glands are involved. Please see MD/DO or urgent care (you don't need ER) for examination, diagnosis, and treatment plan. Don't suffer, get help. ...Read more

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My right tonsil/throat is soar. Feels like something is stabbing it. Hurts to eat. And there's a white speck on it. What is the problem?

My right tonsil/throat is soar. Feels like something is stabbing it. Hurts to eat. And there's a white speck on it. What is the problem?

Tonsilith: It is very likely that you are describing a tonsil stone, which is not actually a "stone" but desiccated food products trapped in the deep pits of tonsil tissue. When the material gets rehydrated, it expands and causes acute, sharp pain. You will need to gargle with salt water and hopefully dislodge it, but if it persists, consult an ENT doctor who will need to extract it by gently pushing it out. ...Read more

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When swallowing saliva the area around my right tonsil hurts abit. Cannot locate the pain exactly. What could this be? Oral cancer? I'm 20.Is it possible

When swallowing saliva the area around my right tonsil hurts abit. Cannot locate the pain exactly. What could this be? Oral cancer? I'm 20.Is it possible

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 throat). Throat cancer is much rarer than all the other causes of sore throats. ...Read more

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I have my right tonsil swollen doesn't hurt but my ear on the same side feels itchy and stuffy and my neck is also feeling a little soar. Please help!?

I have my right tonsil swollen doesn't hurt but my ear on the same side feels itchy and stuffy and my neck is also feeling a little soar. Please help!?

Could be cold or: Allergy. It would depend upon whether or not you have ever had allergies, whether you also have a fever, whether your nose is also stuffy/runny.....
If it has been going on a few days see your doctor.
Maybe call the nurse at yiour doctor's office to give a few more details and they can help you decide on taking an over the counter medicine, or making an appointment. ...Read more

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Right tonsil swollen and a stone fell out. How long will it be swollen from the tonsil stone still? I've seen a doctor it's not infected, doesn't hurt

Cryptic tonsillitis: Even though there is no strep infection in the tonsils, it is likely that a short course of antibiotics and perhaps an anti-inflammatory such as prednisone may help with tonsil swelling. Alternatively, using mouthwash and ibuprofen may help.


https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Tonsillolith ...Read more

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Swollen right tonsil no other symptoms tends to happen now and then hard and hurts to swallow (a bit) should I see a doctor or wait if swellingoesdown?

Swollen right tonsil no other symptoms tends to happen now and then hard and hurts to swallow (a bit) should I see a doctor or wait if swellingoesdown?

See doctor: Please be evaluated by an ENT doctor. Unilateral tonsillar swelling can be a significant issue--ranging from an infection to a more worrisome process.
Please see your doctor or ENT doctor or er doctor urgently. ...Read more

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My right tonsil hurts it's red, I have bad post nasal drip. And the back of my tongue by my tonsil it hurts when I stick my tongue out. Cancer? I'm 18

My right tonsil hurts it's red, I have bad post nasal drip. And the back of my tongue by my tonsil it hurts when I stick my tongue out. Cancer? I'm 18

Infection: What you described is more suggestive of infection. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an examination and maybe culture for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a white bump on my right tonsil my throat hurts some what a bit!?

I have a white bump on my right tonsil my throat hurts some what a bit!?

See a doctor: Make sure this is not strep throat, which should be treated with antibiotics to prevent post-streptococcal complications. ...Read more

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I have a white spot on my right tonsil and in the middle is a black spot, my throat hurts. What could it be?

I have a white spot on my right tonsil and in the middle is a black spot, my throat hurts. What could it be?

White spot on tonsil: At your age, this could indicate pus in response to an infection. Both viral and bacterial infections can cause this, but the common concern is for strep throat. If you are also experiencing fevers, tender glands in the neck, or a LACK OF cough, than strep throat is more likely. This would require an antibiotic to prevent complications.
Could also be a tonsil stone, typically not painful though ...Read more

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The right inside of my mouth hurts when I swallow and when pressed. The sore bit is just near my right tonsil. I then woke up with painful headaches.

The right inside of my mouth hurts when I swallow and when pressed. The sore bit is just near my right tonsil. I then woke up with painful headaches.

Treat Throat: If you are coming down with a sore throat, ask your doctor if using pulsatile irrigation directed to that area would clear it for you. You lay the throat irrigator tip on the tongue and direct the stream to just behind the last tooth. The massage brings healing elements to the area and helps avoid an antibiotic. Gentle pressure is best. ...Read more

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I have these yellow things on my right tonsil there are only two of them with a little bit of white around it it is a bit swollen and my throat hurts?

I have these yellow things on my right tonsil there are only two of them with a little bit of white around it it is a bit swollen and my throat hurts?

Time to see your Dr.: You didn't mention if you are having fever, chills or other associated symptoms, but it's time to see your doctor with your tonsillar exudates showing, and get treated ahead of other symptoms. Let her/him diagnose and manage you. ...Read more

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My throat is swollen and very red. I have a hole in my right tonsil and it has white stuff at the top of the hole in the crease. My throat hurts! ?

My throat is swollen and very red. I have a hole in my right tonsil and it has white stuff at the top of the hole in the crease. My throat hurts! ?

Tonsillitis: Please see your health care provider to get some antibiotics and then possibly much later if there is frequent recurrence be considered for tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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I've been having pain in my right tonsil for about 3 weeks now and my jaw hurts when I open my mouth and my ear hurts too when I open it, what can it be?

I've been having pain in my right tonsil for about 3 weeks now and my jaw hurts when I open my mouth and my ear hurts too when I open it, what can it be?

See dentist first: Many variables, from a dental standpoint, there may be wisdom teeth involvement which is creating pain radiating to the ear. See your dentist, have the dentist rule out any problems of dental etiology before seeing your primary care MD or ENT. ...Read more