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Swollen tonsils, ear pain. Could this be from the wisdom teeth?

I have what seems to be post nasal drip , one tonsil slightly swollen, ear pain and 4 wisdom teeth. 1 is impacted, 1 is partially through and two are all the way through. I dont have a sore throat or cough, slight pain in hard palate near wisdom tooth that is all the way through. Also swollen glands under jaw on either side of the throat. I was on antibiotics about one to two weeks ago for my wisdom teeth. Could all of this be from wisdom teeth? Also the swollen glands under my jaw are large and hard in the morning and then go down during the day.
Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query,
One of the most common and major cause of swollen lymph glands in throat is an infection. Infections like a common cold, strep throat, tonsillitis, laryngitis and pharyngitis can cause the glands in the throat to swell up.
In case of infections, the treatment usually involves the use of certain drugs. Antibiotics and antiviral drugs are recommended for the treatment of bacterial and viral infections respectively. Application of warm compresses and massaging the swollen lymph node using your fingertips in light circular motions may prove beneficial.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
hello and welcome,

As per the details you have produced,
you are suffering from the symptoms associated with impacted wisdom teeth which is erupting.

warm saline gargle may give relief.

headche,fever,tonsillitis,ear infection,throat infection,metallic taste in mouth .vomitting are the symptoms .

I would suggest you to visit an oral surgeon soon .

Clinical and radiological examination will reveal the condition of teeth.
Extraction or flap overlying teeth has to be removed to enhance teeth eruption.
meanwhile maintain good oral hygiene.

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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Venkat Sivayogi 's  Response
hello,
as per the details u have submitted,
you are having gingivitis with impacted wisdom teeth.. for that reason, the near by draining lymph gland has been enlarged and they are painful..its a natural phenomenon, that any infection in your mouth or throat leads enlargement of nearby draining lymph glands..u need not worry about that..continue antibiotic course and if u feel un comfortable with wisdom teeth , u can consult a dental surgeon and can remove those impacted wisdom teeth..

brush your teeth twice and maintain oral hygiene and use BETADINE MOUTH GARGLE..
this will be helpful to u..if any querries u are welcome...
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Swollen tonsils, ear pain. Could this be from the wisdom teeth?

Hello, Thanks for posting your query, One of the most common and major cause of swollen lymph glands in throat is an infection. Infections like a common cold, strep throat, tonsillitis, laryngitis and pharyngitis can cause the glands in the throat to swell up. In case of infections, the treatment usually involves the use of certain drugs. Antibiotics and antiviral drugs are recommended for the treatment of bacterial and viral infections respectively. Application of warm compresses and massaging the swollen lymph node using your fingertips in light circular motions may prove beneficial. I hope this information has been both informative and helpful Regards