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Swollen gland; having yellow slime in mornings - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u?
User :   hi doctor can you help iv had a really sore throat for 2 days
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   For Health purposes please provide these: Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status,
User :   23 f ------ sales single
Doctor :   k
User :   my glands are swollen so are my tonsils and when i wake up my mouth is covered in a thick yellow slime
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing?
User :   i do smoke
Doctor :   how many?
User :   about 10 a day
Doctor :   thats the cause
User :   i have suffered from XXXXXXXX throat before though and the symptoms are similar i also have fever hot and cold
Doctor :   Tonsillitis is an infection and swelling of the tonsils which are oval-shaped lymph nodes located in the back of the mouth and the upper part of the throat. Our body has two sets of tonsils. One pair can be seen at the back of the throat.
Doctor :   Tonsillitis is most commonly caused by a bacterial infection, mainly due to the Streptococcus, Pneumococcus and Haemophilus bacteria. Viruses such as the Adenovirus and Epstein-Barr virus may also cause tonsillitis. The infection spreads by:
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User :   yeah
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User :   wat can i take to help
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