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I got my tonsils out on wensday and since then i can't tast food and my tounge feels like its numb. Like when u burn it from drinking something hot?

I got my tonsils out on wensday and since then i can't tast food and my tounge feels like its numb. Like when u burn it from drinking something hot?

Nerve: Possible nerve damage during the surgery. Most of the time the sensations will come back, it could take some time. Nerve tissue heal slowly. Consult with the dr. Removed your tonsils. ...Read more

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Tonsil feels numb, I have tonsil stones I pick out, also post nasal drip that won't go away. Why does my one tonsil feel this way? Serious? I'm 18

Tonsil feels numb, I have tonsil stones I pick out, also post nasal drip that won't go away. Why does my one tonsil feel this way? Serious? I'm 18

Post nasal drip: Post nasal drip can come from allergies or sinus problems, and bacterial growth causes the "stones" (soft cheesy material) sometimes seen on the tonsils. It is not good to try to remove the stones; you risk infection by injuring the surrounding area, & without addressing post-nasal drip, they will return. Your doc can help find cause of the drip, and guide treatment based on cause. ...Read more

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Had septoplasty splints taken out today and now my tonsils feel very numb. What could be the cause? It's very uncomfortable to swallow. Is it serious?

Had septoplasty splints taken out today and now my tonsils feel very numb. What could be the cause? It's very uncomfortable to swallow. Is it serious?

Very common: This sounds as if the splits may have put pressure on that area but it does not sound serious. It should resolve. If it gets worse or if it does not improve in 48-72 hours, contact you physician ...Read more

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I have a red bump that looks like a pimple on my left tonsil and it hurts to swallow only on my left side. I've been eating ice cubes to numb it too?

I have a red bump that looks like a pimple on my left tonsil and it hurts to swallow only on my left side. I've been eating ice cubes to numb it too?

Seek help now: Your symptom is concerning for an abscess of the tonsil. You should see a doctor as soon as possible. There are some other things it could be, but it needs to get checked out. ...Read more

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Right side of my throat feels numb, I have had an enlarged lymph node for years, doc said it's nothing. Tonsil stones too. Help. ?

No Tonsil stones.: If you have unchanged Enlarged LN for many years and have been under surveillance by a doctor; good that it is nothing. Could be realed to Acne &cancer sore. Was it ever biopsied? I don't know the reason for Throat numbness: Try Gargle with salt and warm water. Vit C and Advil (ibuprofen). If you have increased size of the LN, Pain, Fever, Cough and/or persistent numbness- you will have to be examined by MD ...Read more

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I had several pieces of "Difflam Loz" last week for the treatment of throat pain. The back muscles near the tonsils are numb no matter what I eat.

I had several pieces of "Difflam Loz" last week for the treatment of throat pain. The back muscles near the tonsils are numb no matter what I eat.

Unknown cause: Numbness should be evaluated immediately. Probably not due to Lozenge, but cause must be determined. Please schedule an appointment with an Ear/Nose/Throat Specialist. Cause may be allergic, neurologic, gastric, or one of many other causes. Go find out. ...Read more

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Hi, extremely painful throat and ear and white spots on my tonsils, in the last half hour the ends of my fingers have gone numb? Thanks

Hi, extremely painful throat and ear and white spots on my tonsils, in the last half hour the ends of my fingers have gone numb? Thanks

Please go to your: doc. You need a diagnosis and treatment. White spots on the throat are one thing and numb fingers another. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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