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What can I do for my swollen tonsil and bump on side of tongue?

What can I do for my swollen tonsil and bump on side of tongue?

Needs to be seen: Have it checked by your family doctor and see if you need an antibiotic. Meanwhile, have plenty of rest and fluids, take some advil (ibuprofen) which will help with inflammation/swelling. Avoid taking food or liquid with extreme temperature. ...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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Back of tongue yellow, one swollen tonsil, and bumps on back of tongue. What could this be?

Back of tongue yellow, one swollen tonsil, and bumps on back of tongue. What could this be?

Tonsil: If you have a fever and pain it may be a viral illness with mild dehydration, but it could also be bacterial. You should get a culture if there is fever and pain ...Read more

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I have a small bump on the right side of my tongue near the lingual tonsil that I noticed yesterday, It is not painful but I am very worried.?

I have a small bump on the right side of my tongue near the lingual tonsil that I noticed yesterday, It is not painful but I am very worried.?

Needs to be checked: Any bump on the tongue needs to be checked. At your age of 21 it is unlikely to be anything serious. We do not have enough information to tell you what it might be. Need a history like if you smoke or chew tobacco. Any other co existing medical condition etc, it may be due to a viral infection, allergy, canker sore.a tumor. If it persist get it checked by your doctor for proper diagnosis ...Read more

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Gave oral sex 4 months ago day after bump on side of tongue now 1 on each side sometimes able to see and other times not. Left tonsil looks swollen?

Gave oral sex 4 months ago day after bump on side of tongue now 1 on each side sometimes able to see and other times not. Left tonsil looks swollen?

Get exam: If you are concerned for a possible sti/std, it is important to get an evaluation and possible testing by a dr. To determine what the bump is and if your tonsils are infected requiring treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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3 days ago I got my left backtooth pulled out. I saw a little yelowish bump on my tongue and it hurts. Could it be a tonsil stone on my tongue?

3 days ago I got my left backtooth pulled out. I saw a little yelowish bump on my tongue and it hurts. Could it be a tonsil stone on my tongue?

Yellowish bump: This would need to be personally examined to determine what it is and whether or not it requires treatment. It's not a good idea to venture diagnostic guesses over the internet. You can either wait two weeks to see if it complete resolves on its own or see a dentist for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I was pretty sick last week and my gums started to swell and now I have bumps on the back of my tongue as well and my tonsils are still swollen?

I was pretty sick last week and my gums started to swell and now I have bumps on the back of my tongue as well and my tonsils are still swollen?

Tongue and tonsils: There Re normally bumps on the back of your tongue. They are part of the immune system to help fight infections. If you have been sick and your nutrition and brushing and flossing habits have been a bit lax then you can see redness in your gums. So brush, floss to keep your mouth healthy and follow up with your primary care if you are still sick or donor recover quickly. ...Read more

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Swollen tongue with smooth ridges around tip/side of tongue, red small bumps all the way on back of tongue & both tonsils are swollen big? No pain

Normal variant: Tongue shape and color can change constantly throughout day based on your stress level diet activity etc according to traditional Chinese Medicine. You may have eaten something that causes inflammation and if you aren't having shortness of breath or pain I would watch it. ...Read more

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Red blood dots (blisters) on tongue, disappearing in 1 or 2 days then appear again. Some on tonsils. Also a flush color bump behind tonsil on arc. Causes?

Red blood dots (blisters) on tongue, disappearing in 1 or 2 days then appear again. Some on tonsils. Also a flush color bump behind tonsil on arc. Causes?

Dots on tongue: Difficult to say without more information, a medical history, and a clinical/visual examination. Any abnormal or unusual lesion that reoccurs or lasts longer than 10 days needs to examined. See your dentist, an oral surgeon, or an ENT specialist for an examination. ...Read more

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I have bumps on the back of my tongue and swollen tonsils with whitish tongue. No pain or fever. What could it be?

I have bumps on the back of my tongue and swollen tonsils with whitish tongue. No pain or fever. What could it be?

R/O TRUSH: TRUSH a topical yeast infection in the mouth can be treated with Viscous lidocaine/Maalox/Benadryl /nystatin (MAGIC MOUTHWASH) you may also have super imposed tonsillitis. Seek exam and evaluation of treatment options and potential culture if symptoms persist or worsen ...Read more

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Swollen tonsils bumps on back of my tongue kinda sore female 39

Swollen tonsils bumps on back of my tongue kinda sore female 39

What's the question?: The bumps on the back of your tongue are probably just your one of your taste glands. The swollen tonsils indicate some type of reaction to inflammation or infections such as a head cold, etc. ...Read more

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Red bumps on the back of my tongue & tonsils are semi-inflamed. Painful to swallow. Worse at night & morning. Issue started a week ago. Help?

Red bumps on the back of my tongue & tonsils are semi-inflamed. Painful to swallow. Worse at night & morning. Issue started a week ago. Help?

Pharyngitis: I would suspect that you are suffering from pharyngitis an inflammation of the lymphoid tissues and lining of the mouth. There is a ring of these tissues that line the back of the mouth... tonsils, adenoids and base of the tongue. It is likely a reaction to a bacterial or viral infection. You should see a MD to rule out a Strep. Infection which left untreated can lead to mere serious health issues ...Read more

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Red cluster scattered bumps on back of tongue. It's been like that for 4 months. N I have 2 tonsils on the same side swollen. Is it a std or not?

Red cluster scattered bumps on back of tongue. It's been like that for 4 months. N I have 2 tonsils on the same side swollen. Is it a std or not?

Normal/not specific: There is a prominent line of bump like glands at the base of the tongue, you may have never noticed as most don't look for them. Tonsil enlargement is not specific to the cause of their enlargement. If you are concerned about a std you can have it tested. ...Read more

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I have been getting white rashes and bumps on my tongue for years now. They hurt and they can get hard and blister. Are they tonsil stones on mytongue?

Well: This can be stones infection yeast overgrowth or hairy tongue syndrome. Recommend Healthtap visit with photographs or in person exam by primary care doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I have a swollen left tonsil with a red bump on it and little white lines on each tonsil. My left ear feels blocked. My tongues surface feels rough.?

I have a swollen left tonsil with a red bump on it and little white lines on each tonsil. My left ear feels blocked. My tongues surface feels rough.?

See your doctor: This sounds like an upper respiratory infection. They are often accompanies by swelling of the tonsils, ear infections, sinus drainage, etc. Over the counter medications can help with relief from the congestion and drainage but you may need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Gave oral 4 months ago bump on side of tongue day after now bump on both sides, swollen tonsil bumps toward back of tongue would it be cancer or a std?

Gave oral 4 months ago bump on side of tongue day after now bump on both sides, swollen tonsil bumps toward back of tongue would it be cancer or a std?

Bumps on Tongue: Bumps on tongue more often than not turn out to be taste buds. One does not get cancer of the tongue at age 22 and one does not get cancer from oral sex in 'months'. It seems you are worrying much more than you should be and it may be wise to get to a physician or dentist to ease your mind. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have yellow bumps on the side of your mouth by your tonsils and on the back of your tongue? I don't brush my teeth often.

Is it normal to have yellow bumps on the side of your mouth by your tonsils and on the back of your tongue? I don't brush my teeth often.

See a dentist: It is hard to answer your question without seeing your mouth. There are some bumps on the back of the tongue that are normal anatomy. The yellow bumps may be tonsil stones or food and bacterial debris. Your dentist can tell you what they are. As for the not brushing your teeth, why don't you brush? It is important health procedure, prevents cavities, bad breath, health problems. Start today. ...Read more

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Right side of throat is red and tonsil is inflamed, pain, and strange little reddish bumps in back of throat, yellow tongue and pallet. What is this?

Right side of throat is red and tonsil is inflamed, pain, and strange little reddish bumps in back of throat, yellow tongue and pallet. What is this?

See your doctor: You have an infection and your doctor could check you for strep throat versus a viral infection. Bargle with listerine and drink plenty of fluids until you see the doctor. ...Read more