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Tonsil cyst, inflammation, burning sensation in ears. Tonsil stone?

About 7 years ago my ENT specialist told me I had a cyst on my tonsil , bit it wasn t causing me any problems so he told me to leave it. For seven years it has been fine, but recently for about 3 weeks my tonsil has been slightly inflamed, but it doesn t hurt, just a burning/itching sensation in my tonsil/ear. My doctor tested me for bacterial infections but it came back negative. Could I have tonsil stones or something? YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Tue, 30 Oct 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
I am Dr Sriram nathan and I shall try to help you with your problem

In all probably you might have an infection in your tonsils and this would have caused your symptoms.

If you have had tonsillitis before then it may be tonsils stones but these are white in colour and usually do not bleed unless you try to remove them. They are not cystic and are usually solid substances which on pressing give offensive odour.

None of these are to be worried. You can easily treat them and you can get back to normal in a week or so!

In any case you must do these:
1. Take warm water with a little salt and gargle

2. If you have pain then you must start a course of antibiotics like the amox-clav along with pain killers like the paracetamol or diclofenac. Your doctor will know about this.

3. I would usually also start an anti reflux medication like the pantoprazole for a week or two

4. Avoid anything spicy and oily for the next one week or two

5. take voice rest for your throat and do not take anything cold. Also do not have anything very hard.

You should feel better in a day or two. If not then you must consult an ENT surgeon to evaluate your tonsil and throat.
hope this helps


Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Fri, 22 Nov 2013
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