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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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I have a sore throat and a few chunks came out of my tonsil. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sore throat and my tonsils have one white spot on it. A few chunks came out of my tonsil. I have bad breath, body aches, and a headache. Why so? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. You are suffering from acute tonsillitis. You require a course of antibiotics with symptomatic treatment. I suggest you take a tablet of Amoxicillin (antibiotic) 500 milligrams thrice daily for five days and alon...  Read Full »

I am HIV positive, and I have been having recurring tonsillitis for a month now. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been having reoccurring tonsillitis for a month now. I am HIV positive, and I take my drugs as I should. I am currently taking Augmentin, Fluconazole, and Acetaminophen, but I am not feeling any better.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi,Welcome to am sorry to hear that you have been dealing with recurring tonsillitis.Recurrent infections, such as tonsillitis, can occur in individuals with weakened immune systems, such as those living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). It is crucial to communicate with your he...  Read Full »

My tonsils and neck glands have been swollen for four days, and I had a high fever. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have got tonsillitis. My tonsils have been swollen for four days, and I had a high fever. They have little white spots that I have managed to clean with warm salt water and my neck glands are also swollen. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. According to your symptoms, this is most likely infectious mononucleosis, which is a viral infection and gets cured on its own. Your neck lymph nodes are enlarged due to the same thing. I suggest you get these tests done: ...  Read Full »

I have had tonsillitis for the past 5 days and recently developed oral health issues and want remedies for their management. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been battling tonsillitis for five days and have taken a course of Amoxicillin 500mg three times a day. But my throat condition has not improved whatsoever. I have noticed throughout the week that my gums are receding and have become very tender. My mouth produced a lot of saliva th...  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Receding gums are not something that happens overnight; they must have been happening for a long time but were only recently noticed. Metronidazole is for gum infection, so you are advised appropriately to take ...  Read Full »

I have trouble swallowing due to the lump near my uvula. Help me.

Query: Hi doctor, For over two months, my throat will swell for a few hours and then go back down. This happens at least once a week. But not three days in a row has happened. When it is swollen, it gets sore. When it goes away, I have no symptoms at all. Instead, my tonsils swell up and get red, and I get...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. This is pharyngeal inflammation with uvulitis. First, you have to stop smoking. Then, You should start an antibiotic, Floxamo (Amoxicillin trihydrate and Flucloxacillin sodium monohydrate) 1 gram every 12 hours for one week, plus an anti-inflamm...  Read Full »

I have a sore throat with a white - yellowish spot. Please help

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed a white-yellowish spot on my left tonsil about six weeks ago. There was no pain until a week ago, but now I experience a mild sore throat. I am not sure if it is related but just wondering if the spot is something I should be worried about. Also, I have always had large tonsils....  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay. B. K.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I see a whitish bump on your left tonsil near its upper pole, and it seems to be a small collection of pus in the crypts of your tonsil (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It happens when there is ...  Read Full »

How to recover with long-term tonsillitis and strep throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from tonsillitis for many years and having strep throat for the last ten days. I consulted a doctor regarding the same concern. The doctor suggested tablet Zinnat 500 mg for five days. However, the doctor changed the medicine on the fifth day and gave tablet Saloc...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The photo you shared suggests acute tonsillitis of follicular variety (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The whitish lesions over tonsils are known as follicles. Also, there are well-defined membranes over your pharynx and some parts of the tonsil....  Read Full »

Why my enlarged tonsils are not responding to antibiotics?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from enlarged tonsils for more than two months. I used prescription antibiotics, but it is still enlarged. There is no pain, but I have only the feeling of something stuck in my throat.  Read Full »

Dr. Alok Rathi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Having enlarged tonsils is not a disease in itself. If you have pain, difficulty swallowing, or fever, you need to take antibiotics when you have tonsillitis. Enlarged tonsils can be associated with sleep apnea or sleep disorder breathing wherein mouth breathing or snorin...  Read Full »

I have asymmetric tonsils and recurrent tonsillitis. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. I recently went to a local urgent care and complained of jaw pain, but I believe it is related to a tooth. The doctor swabbed a tonsil that has always been larger than the others and tested positive for streptococcus B. I was given a Z-pack, and the pain subs...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Gogia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. You need first to tell whether the pain was radiating to the ear or not, any history of trauma to the jaw, any history of previous dental issues, and any history of hard bites. You should get an orthopantomogram done a...  Read Full »

My son has tonsillitis and sores on his tongue. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 18 months old. We took him to the doctor as he had a fever, would not eat and we could see he is struggling to swallow. He was diagnosed with acute tonsillitis by the doctor and she prescribed Penicillin antibiotic, Nurofen, and Empaped. The next day we saw that his gums are swo...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through your question I can understand your concern. As per your history it looks like the lesion can be either a fungal infection or it may be multiple aphthous ulcers. If you can upload some more pictures with an open mouth. There is nothing to worry a...  Read Full »

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