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Enlarged Tonsils (5)

Tonsils get enlarged when they are infected by viruses or bacteria. The viruses that cause tonsil enlargement include adenoviruses, Epstein-Barr virus, and Herpes simplex viruses. The symptoms of enlarged tonsils include sore throat, pain on the sides of the neck, difficulty swallowing, and bad breath.

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I have sore throat with difficulty in swallowing and bleeding in tonsils. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sore throat since this Wednesday. My dad is a doctor and he gave me Augmentin every 12 hours. The pain has not gone yet, but I feel like an object anytime I swallow. It hurts and it feels dry and sore. Just on the left side, it is been a few days but nothing new yet. It hurts...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your tonsil looks infected (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see pus coming out of your tonsil. You complete the course of Augmentin (take it for seven days, 1 gm 12 hourly). Along with that take plenty of fluids (at room temperature i.e. not very...  Read Full »

Swelling in throat with tonsils is concerning during this Covid-19 outbreak. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I am having some problem in my throat and I think those are tonsils as I am not having any pain or difficulty. But whenever I am looking into my mouth I feel something around tonsils. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Shah Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern over the swelling in your throat that you observed recently in this period of Covid-19 outbreak. I checked the image and I can definitely see some swelling there. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I have a few questions f...  Read Full »

Noticed a growth in my throat. What it could be?

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday I felt like something was stuck in my throat. Today, I noticed a growth in my throat. I am 43 years old, non-smoker, and drink one to two glasses of wine per month. Kindly tell me what this could be?  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the photo you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Although there is a lot of reflected light, I can make out that you have enlarged tonsils and edematous uvula. However, due to the reflected light and distortion of natural color, I can...  Read Full »

My left tonsil is swollen with pain and other symptoms. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a sore throat for about three months now. I did a Z-pak and then a seven-day course of Levaquin and I am now on a course or Amoxicillin and Clavulanate, but I do not see any results. My left tonsil is specifically feeling swollen and enlarged. My current symptoms are fatigue, p...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Please capture a photo of your throat from inside using your phone camera while turning the flashlight and send it to me. Do you suffer from reflux in the form of a burning sensation in your chest or your stomac...  Read Full »

Why there is pain in my right tonsil and jaw, while swallowing?

Query: Hi doctor, I have severe pain in the right tonsil (I have always had tonsils), and it has also enlarged (unlike the left one). There is no change of color; it looks just like the left one except it is more prominent. I also have pain in the right jaw (the gum over the wisdom tooth to be precise i.e....  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As from your history, the leading cause of the pain seems to be from pericoronitis; it will take time to heal. And for enlarged right tonsil, you do not have to worry for now as size can be asymmetrical; if the tonsil enlarges more progressively, then you have to visit...  Read Full »

How to control recurrent sore throat with pus filled swollen tonsils?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been dealing with a recurring sore throat for the past couple of months. My tonsils get sore and swollen with pus and usually, I have a canker sore-like lesion on them as well. I get fatigued with body aches. I took tests for mono and streptococcus but I had neither. I am currentl...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Now if you are having symptoms at present, then you will need an antibiotic course for it, and treatment of choice is Amoxicillin clavulanate combination for five days. You should also have Betadine gargles four times a day for five days. Presence of pus does mean it...  Read Full »

Can swollen tonsils cause sore throat with mild fever?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sore throat since yesterday. There is also a slight fever of 37.4. I suspect my swollen tonsil. I had taken juices and gargled warm water with salt. For the fever, I took paracetamol if needed.  Read Full »

Dr. Peter Bryant Rapsing Grutas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you have any other symptoms such as cough or difficulty breathing? Any recent history of travel to China? Or any exposure to someone who may be possible with Covid-19?  Read Full »

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