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Sore throat, swollen right gland, >dizzy than usual, no cough/fever/congestion. Began yest. Morning. No tonsils. See doc or ride it out like a cold?

URI. Common cold symptoms should get better within a week or 10 days. Symptoms longer than 7-10 days merit a doctor visit. If symptoms get progressively worse fast, you have a fever or any serious problems like difficulty breathing, chest pain, difficulty or pain with swallowing, you should see a local doctor soon. Read more...
That depends. If you. Have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider now ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are needed for strep throat. Salt watergargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a of lemon juice is good. Read more...

I don't know why my tonsils are red swollen and inflamed. No sore throat. A hard lump is present on one tonsil. My doctor says its nothing but he didn't look properly. Noticed 4-5 weeks ago. I'm worried?

Second opinion. If you are still worried then have another physician take a look as well. Make sure you see an ENT because we specialize in the tonsils and problems associated with them. Read more...
See an ENT. A hard lump in the tonsil is usually a dried ball of mucous called a tonsillith. These can be painful and cause bad breath but are harmless. However, it's possible a hard lump in the tonsil is a tumor that requires more treatment. You should see an ENT physician. Read more...

I have had a sore throat for a month and now my left tonsil is swollen. I have been taking lots of vitamin c. Do I need to see a doctor?

Yes. Unilateral enlargement of a tonsil can rarely by a neoplasm (tumor). Vitamin c will not affect an enlargement of a tonsil. The fact that you have had a sore throat for a month is also unusual, because a viral infection usually resolves in a maximum of about 2 weeks. Time to see an ENT doctor. Read more...

I've had swollen tonsils, sore w/ red bumps back of throat for 2 weeks. Sore throat came & gone. Doesn't hurt anymore. Strep came back negative. Doctor?

Sore throat. Other things cause these symptoms. Peritonsillar abscess is common after throat infection, strep, virus, or other bacteria. Tonsils look and feel swollen.The other concern is mono--a simple blood test should have been done and appropriate steps taken to prevent serious problems due to mono. Give up tobacco as throat issues persist far longer in smokers, when they might have resolved much faster. Read more...
Flu . Seasonal flu is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP. Read more...

I have had a sore throat/cough/white spots on tonsils for 7days. I went to the doctor on day3, step rest was negative, prescribed zpack of azithromyacin (allergic to penicillin). Finishing zpack tomorrow, but only feel worse. Throat is more swollen, way m

Could be mono. If you continue to feel poorly you should go back for a recheck. Sometimes mono can give these kind of symptoms. Mono is not a scary thing, it will usually pass on its own. If it is a more severe severe case there are some medications that can help. It can be associated with some other problems so it would be good to be checked if you do not get better. Read more...