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Hello, i have one swollen tonsil on the right side, no pain, no white spots, no difficulty swallowing just a bit discomfort in my right ear.cough & co?

Hello, i have one swollen tonsil on the right side, no pain, no white spots, no difficulty swallowing just a bit discomfort in my right ear.cough & co?

U Described symptoms: You have described your symptoms. Do you have a question? If you are looking for a diagnosis, then you should use HealthTap Prime or talk to your primary physicians, as there are many conditions which cause swollen tonsils & plugged ears. Strep throat, scarlet fever, tonsillitis, lymphoma, & viral infections are some of the causes. More info & space for communication is needed for good diagnosis. ...Read more

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Difficulty Swallowing (Definition)

Difficulty with swallowing is the sensation that food is stuck in the throat, or from the neck down to just above the abdomen ...Read more


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I am experiencing mouth pain (quality: stinging or burning sensation) , difficulty swallowing, gum swelling, spots on roof of mouth and around sides?

I am experiencing  mouth pain (quality: stinging or burning sensation) , difficulty swallowing, gum swelling, spots on roof of mouth and around sides?

Burning Mouth: Burning mouth syndrome? A possibility if other causes (infection, allergy, burns) have been ruled out. See your physician and/or oral surgeon to be examined and treated. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/burning-mouth-syndrome/symptoms-causes/dxc-20179960 ...Read more

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What are the white spots on my tonsils? My tonsils feel swollen and it hurts to swallow.

What are the white spots on my tonsils?
My tonsils feel swollen and it hurts to swallow.

Doctor can evaluate: New throat soreness or spots can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are 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 in a day or two (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges can decrease throat pain, for 1-2 days. ...Read more

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Hi. I have white spots on my tongue . Last few days other hearts to swallow . What can it be?

Hi. I have white spots on my tongue . Last few days other hearts to swallow . What can it be?

Few possibilities: Depending on the nature of the white spots (size, location, flat/raised, quantity), it is likely either a fungal infection such as candida (commonly), or possibly apthous ulcers. A dentist or physician should be able to identify the cause and provide appropriate treatment. If it is a fungal infection you would need medication. If ulcers, it is self limiting but medication will help alleviate pain. ...Read more

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I have a cut on my tonsil. it hurts to swallow, yawn other than that its ok. no white spots or other cuts. what is it from & how to heal it?

I have a cut on my tonsil. it hurts to swallow, yawn other than that its ok. no white spots or other cuts. what is it from & how to heal it?

Hard to know: How long have you had this? Should heal on its own within a couple of days. If not, need to have it examined. Would suspect trauma (eg chocking on a chicken bone) or maybe tonsil stone related irritation. ...Read more

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I have a cut on my tonsil. it hurts to swallow, yawn other than that its ok. no white spots or other cuts. what is it from & how to heal it?

I have a cut on my tonsil. it hurts to swallow, yawn other than that its ok. no white spots or other cuts. what is it from & how to heal it?

Will heal on its own: The cut on your tonsil, will heal on it's own. Just don't irritate it by yawning too much or touching it. It should heal in the next couple of days. Just continue to monitor it and see if there is any inflammation (puffiness or redness) or pus. ...Read more

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I have swollen tonsils (no white spots) with only slight discomfort/pain when swallowing but otherwise feel fine. What can I do?

I have swollen tonsils (no white spots) with only slight discomfort/pain when swallowing but otherwise feel fine. What can I do?

Swollen tonsils: Hello, it looks like the medications you are using are just the thing. Gargle with warm salt water every time you take a dose of your pain medications. The inflammation should pass in a few days. ...Read more

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I have one white with black in the middle spot on my throat. I experience some difficulty swallowing. What could this be?

I have one white with black in the middle spot on my throat. I experience some difficulty swallowing. What could this be?

Hard to say: As with any odd physical change with symptoms it's best to have an MD take a look. Gargle with warm salt water. Sleep with a humidifier to keep tissue hydrated. If smoking - please stop as that can cause tissue color changes and irritation. http://symptoms.rightdiagnosis.com/cosymptoms/mouth-lesions/throat-infection.htm ...Read more

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I have white spots in the back of my throat, I have no pain although my throat feels a little dry. I was sick and swallowed some phlegm?

I have white spots in the back of my throat, I have no pain although my throat feels a little dry. I was sick and swallowed some phlegm?

Probably nothing: Everyone swallows phlegm. Those white spots are likely food particles stuck in the folds of your tonsils. They are normal. If you get a severe sore throat and fever then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I got white spots on my throat, red tonsils, and a hard time swallowing today?

I got white spots on my throat, red tonsils, and a hard time swallowing today?

Strep vs. virus: Many people assume that white spots automatically mean you have a strep throat, but it could also be a viral sore throat. It's important to differentiate, because you don't need an antibiotic if it's viral. Let your doctor do a throat culture. ...Read more

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Hi I just recently got a sore left tonsil it's just red with no white spots I'm not sick I have no fever and no cold it hurts when I swallow ?

Hi I just recently got a sore left tonsil it's just red with no white spots I'm not sick I have no fever and no cold it hurts when I swallow 
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Enlarged red tonsil: Tonsils are part of the immune system & can be affected by virus, bacteria, allergies. If tissue around tonsil is inflamed, see doc right away as may have peritonsillar abscess. Viral infxn (mononucleosis) usually associated w/ swollen glands. Allergies normally would affect both sides. Try gargling with warm salt water. See doc for exam for early strep throat or abscess condition & tx options. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor tested negative for strep. but i have white spots but no pain it's a little difficult to swallow well uncomfortable. std?

I went to the doctor tested negative for strep. but i have white spots but no pain it's a little difficult to swallow well uncomfortable. std?

Exudate: White patches or spots on the tonsils can be caused by a number of different infections, most of which are viral and not necessarily sexually transmitted. A comprehensive throat culture can help detect which type of infection you have. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My right tonsil is swollen no white spots but it looks like a bigger tonsil behind it dark colour neck glands/ear painful can't swallow without pain?

Seek medical care: This may be an infection such as a peritonsilar abscess. This is an infection typically of a unilateral tonsil which presents with one sided throat pain radiating to the ear and there may be swollen glands on the side of the infection. Other possibilities could be neoplastic (cancer). ...Read more

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Woke up with a pretty sore throat. Hurts some when i swallow. Checked it out, dont see any redness or any white spots. What could it be due to?

Woke up with a pretty sore throat. Hurts some when i swallow. Checked it out, dont see any redness or any white spots. What could it be due to?

Viral pharyngitis?: By far the most common cause of sore throat is viral pharyngitis and I see no reason to suspect anything else. If it gets especially severe or if you develop high fever, see a doctor. Otherwise just tough it out without worry. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and it hurts to swallow but i do not have a fever or white spots on my throat. i had this problem for about 2 days now. ?

I have a sore throat and it hurts to swallow but i do not have a fever or white spots on my throat. i had this problem for about 2 days now. ?

Good news: and bad. the features you mention (along with no big lymph nodes) makes strep throat unlikely. Unfortuantely this does NOT mean you don't have one of many other infections. Exam and looking for gunk down the back of the throat or behind the ears is needed. ...Read more

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Yesterday I got a stuffy nose, with sore & red tonsils. No yellow or white spots on them just some slight painful swallowing. Nothing more. Am I sick?

Yesterday I got a stuffy nose, with sore & red tonsils. No yellow or white spots on them just some slight painful swallowing. Nothing more. Am I sick?

Sore throat: Drink huge amounts of warm green tea. The more liquids you drink, the better you dilute the virus. If throat gets very painful with fever, need to see a doctor. ...Read more