Dear SIr I am dr Dr Sharma Tonsils are lymphoid tissue present in oropharynx and are frst line of defence against infection. If they are infected ---- viral or bacterial infection --- it is called tonsillitis. Main symptoms are foreign body sensation in throat, pain in throat, difficulty in swallowing, fever and cough I hope this answers your question with regards Ravinder Sharma
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Hi, last week I had a sore swollen throat which hurt when I swallowed and I felt I did not have much room to breathe. My tonsils were red and swollen and everything looked small and enclosed. The throat eventually got better on Monday this week and then on Tuesday night I felt a strain on my throat again. Now all I feel is like there is something stuck in my throat and it s so uncomfortable. I can also see my epiglottis which I never have done before.
I recently went to the doctor for strep like symptoms and the test was negative. However, I have been taking augmentin for 24 hours now with now relief and the infection spread. They prescribed an oral steroid to take along with the anit-biotic but I m rather concerned that I am being treated for something that they haven t identified. It looks as if it could be tonisilitis or diptheria. I live in a building occupied by a few hundred music students, many from different countries. I don t don t whether or not I should got to an ED tonight, or give the meds a chance.
My daughter has been diagnosed with tonsillitis and prescribed antibiotics yesterday. This evening she does not feel any better and her tonsills are black and sh has been coughing up blood. In the middle of the night she had to get up to be sick. Are these symptoms of tonsillitis?
I am 50 years old, 90kgs, 5ft 1 inch diagnosed with hypothyroidism and blood sugar. I feel lethargic the whole day and tend to fall asleep any time of the day and even at work and need to be woken up. I snore very loudly while asleep. The whole day I feel as if my throat is sore and I do have tonsils and bouts of coughing inthe night and early morning. I also get strong cramps in my stomach. Please advise.
Hey, am 26yrs old. I had a cold that lasted about a 6weeks, and after it cleared i have a lot of mucus that is produced especially if i sneeze or cough.l constantly have the feeling of clearing my throat, have a sore throat and my glands are swollen at the point where the neck meets the chin. They are especially uncomfortable immediately after i wake up in the mornings, they are not painful but am having difficulty in swallowing food and usually get the feeling that my throat is being constricted. I don t have a fever or headache. I was on prescribed antibiotics, cough syrup and painkillers at the time when i had the cold. I used to get tonsillitis and sore throat when i was a child and have have a history of cold and dust allergies. Additional info: I was diagnosed with Dyshidrotic eczema when i was 14, which is more prevalent the soles of my feet than the hands to date. I have never used any medicine for eczema because its seasonal and not severe. Thanks for your help in advance, Kasha.
my husband is a type 2 diabetic about 2 months ago he found a knot in the left side of his neck its painless it has grew some he recently had a ct scan with dye ran the results said his tonsils and other stuff in his neck and throat are abnormally enlarged he is being sent to see a ent im just worried about the possibilities of cancer
i went to the ent two months ago because my throat was feeling funny, not hurting just feeling funny, my neck looked swollen, and it was aching too. i had health insurance then, now i dont, they told me i had tonsil stones. I do have bad allergies and my nose runs constantly, my eyes itch alot too. Well anyways they put me on antibiotics and some steroids and sent me on my way, by the way there is a bb sized pink thing on my tonsil on the right side and they said it was nothing, and i have tiny tonsils and i have never until this year had anything wrong with my tonsils or anything like that but i have always had sinus trouble, well now the pink thing on my tonsil is still there, my ear itches alot and now i have 3 pea sized nodes popped out on the right side of my neck, painless nodes, now i am scared. my throat dont ever really hurt yet it does feel kinda like a muscle ache but not sore, i dont cough, i dont run a fever, and it dont make me tired at all, just scared as i have very bad anxiety anyways but what i am asking is can tonsil stones cause all of this?? They said that they saw nothing to them that made my neck swollen that it was all in my head, and i do have a cavity now on the same side as the lymph nodes are swollen, do you think that is why they are swollen i have no insurance anymore and i am scared, oh and they said the reason my neck was hurting is because the tendon in my neck was inflamed because of the tonsil stones.
Hi there I’m a 42 yo healthy male with mild psoriasis and psuedogout. Recent routine blood tests were normal. Three weeks ago whilst I had a mild sore throat and cold, I discovered a raised lymph node on my right side of neck 2 inches down from...
I have a small lump on my tonsil . It's pink, round and smooth. About the size of a pen tip. I believe it noticed it a few months ago but only recently got concerned now that it seems I can "feel" it. If I poke at it with a tooth pick, I can...