Tonsillitis is a commonly seen childhood bacterial or viral infection that causes inflammation of tonsils. The types of tonsillitis are acute, recurrent, and chronic. Tonsillitis is treated with antibiotics like Penicillin, and in cases of recurrent tonsillitis, tonsillectomy is done.

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Why am I suffering from recurrent a throat infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I had strep infection about a month ago. It took 6 to 10 days to get cured with the antibiotics. It has come back in the same way again. Should I take the same antibiotics? Could it be something else like a mono tonsilitis? I am currently taking Imuran 50 mg. Please give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your post. You have received the antibiotics one month back for streptococcal infection. You cannot take the same antibiotics at this time because it has been less than three months. So, you need a different antibiotic with a different mechanism of action. ...  Read Full »

I can see white spots on my tonsil. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I observed a single white spot on my tonsil yesterday, and it is painful. What could it be? How to cure it?  Read Full »

Dr. Kumar Ashutosh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to In a tonsil, there are many crypts. Those white spots are food particles that get trapped inside the crypts and are usually foul smelling. I suggest you take painkillers and use Betadine (Povidone-iodine) gargle, four times a day. If there is no relief, take a course of...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest a remedy to heal the lump under my tonsils causing an inability to swallow?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a painful lump under my tonsil since a week. It hurts during swallowing. Otherwise, I have no other symptoms. I was not sick or traveled anywhere recently. My lymph nodes are also slightly swollen. I have attached a picture. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The growth is just an enlarged lymph node in the oral cavity. You also seem to have enlarged and infected tonsils. I suggest you take a course of antibiotics like Amoxyclav (Amoxycillin and Clavula...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my lower abdominal pain and burning sensation in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had redness and burning sensation in the throat and lower abdomen since afternoon. Can I take a capsule of Phexin 500 mg?  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi,Welcome to burning sensation in the abdomen and throat is due to acidity or infection. Follow the below steps for severe conditions:1. I suggest Tablet Pantoprazole 40 mg once before breakfast for three days.2. Avoid cold drinks and drink lukewarm water.Do you have severe pain in...  Read Full »

I have acid reflux with tonsillitis. Why do I have irritation while passing stools?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 19 years old, suffering from acid reflux with tonsillitis. I do not eat spicy foods. But there is constant irritation while passing the stools, and it looks yellow. I have stopped taking medications. Why does this happen? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi,Welcome to Do regular abdominal exercise apart from medications.2. For better digestion, go for walking.3. Consume more vegetable salads, fruits, and milk.4. Avoid nonvegetarian, oily and spicy foods for a few weeks.5. Eat tablet Pan (Pantoprazole) 40 mg once daily before breakfast...  Read Full »

How to cure my congested tonsils that is persistent?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from a congested throat with swollen tonsils (with some white spots on it) since three days. Doctors gave me capsule Cefspan 400 mg, twice a day, tablet Fexet 160 mg, once daily, tablet Brufen 400 mg twice daily, Daktarin oral gel. It is not reducing. What should I...  Read Full »

Dr. Kumar Ashutosh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from acute tonsillitis. On taking these medicines, infection and inflammation will subside, but the size of the tonsils will not decrease. If you are suffering from this problem often then you should undergo tonsillectomy. If your throat does not get bet...  Read Full »

The roof of my mouth has become pale and itchy along with swollen tonsils. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have granulomatosis with polyangiitis and have not seen a rheumatologist for the past seven months. Before seven months, I requested to move hospitals and have an appointment booked. But my symptoms are becoming worse. I feel like having flu, swollen and itchy tonsils have come back....  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. So sorry to hear about your disease. I have understood your query and will definitely help you out. The first thing I want you to understand is that this disease is not curable. It is only manageable. It can be kept under control with m...  Read Full »

I have swollen tonsil and have tried all the over counter drugs but nothing has helped. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a swollen right tonsil for over a year and have had post nasal drip as well. I have tried OTC (over the counter) medicines and even a nasal spray. None of it has been working out for me. Also, I have been getting tonsil stones very frequently. I have been to the doctor, the...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. First of all, you are having recurrent tonsillitis. Your tonsils are exposed to infections more than required. They do not have the immunity to fight against infections that is causing an illness frequently. The best ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for stone-like balls under my left tonsil?

Query: Hi doctor,I had viral tonsilitis a month ago. I never really noticed this ball under my left tonsil, and it looks as if there is a stone there. I am terrified if it is cancer. Please let me know if this is cancer or looks like cancer. I do not have insurance or money to get it looked at, but I have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I recommend surgical removal for tonsils then a histological examination for the removed tissues. The tonsil does not look dangerous, but it is not normal also. The cancer signs such as ulceration and discoloration are not present yet.  Read Full »

I have a white spot on my left tonsil with no pain or swelling. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a white spot on my left tonsil for the past week. There is no pain, no swelling, no trouble while swallowing, or no sore throat or fever. Also, I would like to mention that I have never had tonsil problems before. It is the first time I have had this white spot in one of my tons...  Read Full »

Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to had a detailed look at the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Our pharynx is filled with multiple lymphoid follicles, with the tonsil being one of the larger lymphoid follicular aggregates. The white spot over the tonsil is a lymphoid folli...  Read Full »

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