Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

191 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What causes enlarged tonsils and ear pain?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Deepashree

ENT Specialist

Practicing since :2004

Answered : 937 Questions

default
Posted on Mon, 11 Aug 2014 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: enlarge tonsils for years, I have earache, no appetite, treated for strep but still enlarged what can be the cause? I would appreciate an answer. thank you
doctor
Answered by Dr. Deepashree 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
enlarged tonsils, not infected, needs no worry.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for your query.
In my opinion, enlarged tonsils suggests chronically infected tonsils.each time the tonsils are infected, they increase in size because of the congestion.
Streptococcus are the common bacteria infecting the tonsils.
Once the tonsils are enlarged they are prone to get infected causing throat pain and referred pain to the ear.
So since your are having ear ache we have to evaluate whether the ear pain is because of isolated ear problem or because of infected tonsils.
If it's ear problem, then that has to be clinically examined and treated.
Once the tonsil infection reduces, ear pain also reduces.
Enlarged tonsils ,not infected ,need no worry.
Enlarged tonsils , causing repeated infection by any bacteria, more than 3 episodes in 6 months, needs to be operated and removed.
Hope my answers have helped you.
pleased to help you further. Thanks.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Streptococcus

doctor1 MD

hi my doctor thinks that i might have streptococcus i had a womb infection about 1yr ago , was treated with antibiotics but it just never went away. i am constanly bleeding an running to loo . It smells like rotten flesh this has been going on for 1 yr plz help.

doctor1 MD

what are the uses of these tablets ?
Stepan-D-Pantoprazole 40 mg. + Domperidone 10 mg.
BDQUIN-OZ-Ofloxacin 200 mg. + Ornidazole 500 mg.
YNROGLU-L-bifidobacterium bifidum 150 millionspores , bifidobacterium longum 150 millionspores , fructo-oligosaccharide 200 mg, L- glutamine 100 mg, lactobacillus acidophilus 300 millionspores , Streptococcus thermophilus 150 millionspores.

I had a bit of throat infection and loose motion as well . A doctor prescribed these tablets . I have taken a few of these as per the prescription but I get a strange odor in my throat after leaving it for 2 days now ....... Still the white patches in the throat persist and I feel ok though...... Which of these tablets should I take again to completely get rid of my infection ?
Manu

doctor1 MD

Hi doctor. i have few concerns 1.I had protected sex with a csw 2.Got strep throat after 2 days Now my worry is that strep throat is a symptom of ars? i took a hiv test in 14 days and was negative I dont have fever rash sore throat but I have...

doctor1 MD

I had strep recently. I did not finish the entire course of antibiotics but took it for enough days that it went away. Now for the past two week I have been getting styles and cold sores. When they heal another will sprout. Please advise.

doctor1 MD

Dear Doctor, Request to confirm the prognosis of acute meningo- encephalitis ( Streptococcus Pneumonia with Human Herpes Virus 6) with nutritional anemia in 1 year old child . Recent hospitalisation on 13-Sept-2017. All the documents has been...

doctor1 MD

she was diagnosed w/ group A beta hemolytic streptococcal infection that led to the development of acute glomerulo nephritis How did this progress from throat infection to renaldisease I have an 11 year old girl who is in end-stage renal disease. I am very confused and frightened. My husband asks the staff how this could have happened his little girl. The events leading to this situation began, and desires to learn more about how his daughter has diminished to the point of needing a kidney transplant. We we ask them how this all began, we were informed our daughter had a group A beta hemolytic streptococcal infection that led to the development of acute glomerulo-nephritis. We just would like for someone to explain/describe to us the progression from a simple throat infection to renal disease?

doctor1 MD

A patient with a heart pacemaker received antibiotic therapy for streptococcal bacteremia (bacteria in the blood). One month later , he was treated for the recurrence of the bacteremia. When he returned 6 weeks later , again with bacteremia, the physician recommended replacing the pacemaker.. Why did this cure his condition