Benzydamine is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs). It acts as a local anesthetic and analgesic agent. It relieves pain and inflammation in inflammatory conditions that affect the mouth and throat like gingivitis, stomatitis, oral ulcers, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, and mucositis.

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I had bleeding from my mouth after four days of tonsillectomy. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I just had my tonsils taken out before four days. Today, I took a walk down the mall and started to bleed a lot from my mouth. I rush to the hospital, and the doctor asked me to rest. As soon as I got home, I tasted blood and spat a lot of blood again. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Bleeding after tonsillectomy is one of the most common complications. What you should do immediately is have some ice creams. This constricts the blood vessels and stops bleeding. Bleeding three or four days post operation is most likely due to infection. Are you under an...  Read Full »

Can sinus drainage cause tonsil stones?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had sinus problems my whole life, getting sinus infections every year or sometimes twice a year, constantly having drainage in the back of my throat) and it was only annoying until a few days ago. Four days ago, I learned I had tonsil stones when I coughed up about 10 (no photos...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand you want to know if your tonsil and sinus problems are related. Yes. Recurrent post nasal drip due to sino-nasal infection or chronic sinusitis can cause local infection in the tonsils which make the tonsillar crypts produce thick and excess mucus. T...  Read Full »

Why are my throat infection and tonsillitis not responding to any antibiotics?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a history of tonsillitis and throat infections. I have ear pain, tongue numbness, and two blisters on the arch of my tonsil for over six weeks along with a white lump on my tonsil. I took two courses of antibiotics with no benefit. Pain is pretty bad and I booked an ENT appointmen...  Read Full »

Dr. Peter Grutas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Based on the pictures you have sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems you do have pharyngitis. What antibiotics have you taken and when was the last time you finish the course of antibiotics? You might need to take another course or shift it...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for swelling in gum with metallic taste?

Query: Hello doctor, Last night I went to bed after feeling fine all day, and when I laid down I got a horrible metallic taste in my mouth. When I felt the bottom gum right at the back there appeared to be a fluid-filled swelling on the top of the gum (there are no teeth in that part of my mouth), and wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Tarun Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query. The condition you wrote may be due to several reasons:- 1) Due to burning by hot drink is possible but usually, it is seen in the anterior (front) of mouth. 2) It can be aphthous ulcer which is normally seen in the mouth but they are painful. 3)...  Read Full »

What causes tongue scar?

Query: Hello doctor, A small scar appeared on my tongue with no pain or burning sensation. I tried vitamin supplement, but that has no effect. Now, it has increased to a greater extent. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to have a condition called geographic tongue, which is self-limiting. There is no exact cause of the disease, but stress can cause this. I suggest you use Benzydamine mouthwash in concentrated form and continue multivitamin for months. Please let me know the mul...  Read Full »

What can be the cause for unilateral tonsil enlargement?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old male with no significant medical history aside from essential tremors treated with Inderal 120 mg, and anxiety treated with Venlafaxine 75 mg. Three months before, I consulted an ENT doctor because of an unilateral (right) tonsil enlargement. I am attaching a photo o...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The two tonsils are unevenly enlarged. Whereas it is usually not any abnormal growth, we can say conclusively only after biopsy. I suggest you discuss with the doctor about the option of tonsillectomy and histopathological examination of the sample. Meanwhile you sho...  Read Full »

I have a constant sore throat with lymph nodes enlargement. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, About two months ago, I developed a sore throat. It was mainly on the right side. I went to urgent care, and they did a quick strep test, which came back as positive. I also had a little bit of a stuffy nose, and mainly the right ear felt full or plugged. I went home with antibiotics, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms described by you suggest that you are suffering from a recurrent acute rhinopharyngitis. You may call it a recurrent acute upper respiratory tract infection. The initial infection has not healed completely, and it gets flared up frequently. Moreover, the ...  Read Full »

I have throat pain, but there is no actual swelling. How to treat this?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old female. My symptoms are as follows: Intense throat pain while swallowing saliva. The pain radiates to the ear and sometimes, head and gives me a headache. Dry throat, especially in the area of pain. I also have a feeling of swelling in the throat, but the doctor said th...  Read Full »

Dr. Alok Rathi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It does not look like you got any malignancy to be worried. It does look like throat sore. Additionally, you might be having globus, which gives a feeling of throat swelling. I would suggest you to do gargles as prescribed and Benzydamine should help. Also, I suggest mul...  Read Full »

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