Tonsillitis

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 suffer from a severe sore throat with swollen tonsils. How to recover?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old female, and I have an extremely sore throat, mainly on the left side. The roof of my mouth and tonsils are swollen. They are red but do not have any patches. I do not have a fever. I have pain while talking and swallowing. I also have body aches. The throat pain starte...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like some more detail. From when are you having these symptoms? Do you have any associated cough, fever, chills, sinus pain or pressure, ear ache or discharge, and post-nasal drip? Does anybody around you have the same symptoms? Would you be able to take a pict...  Read Full »

I noticed tiny white lumps on the back of the throat. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 27 year old female. Yesterday, I noticed little white lumps at the back of my throat. The one behind the palatopharyngeal arch is red, and another one on the back of my throat, on each side, which is red in color with little white things on them. What is it? I do not know how lo...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Here in your case, a step-wise approach should be considered. According to the history provided, you have red swelling on posterior pharynx with white dots over that. Hence, it could be a tonsillar enlargement or posterior pharynx mucosa swelling or a mass. It can be...  Read Full »

How do I treat my tonsillitis and why do they occur?

Query: Hi doctor, I have chronic tonsilitis (tonsil stones as well) and recurrent sore throat for as long as I know. While stretching my throat, I noticed red streaks, like a prominent vein on the wall lining behind the tonsil, which looks ready to bleed but does not (tried with a cotton bud, and there is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. It can be a swollen mucosa due to infection, as you have mentioned that you have tonsillitis. So tonsillitis is caused by bacterial infection only, but if there is a small stone formation, then the tonsils can be rem...  Read Full »

Are my painful throat lesions a fungal or viral infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34-year-old man with no significant past medical history. Now I have painful white lesions in my throat for ten days. I am unable to eat. I started Amoxicillin for seven days and had no change. I went to the ER two days ago and started on Clindamycin. It is excruciating. I cannot ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Though the pictures you have sent are not very clear (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it seems you have uvulitis with follicular tonsillitis. This kind of infection should resolve with Clindamycin, so you may continue taking it until you meet...  Read Full »

Do cold drinks cause throat pain or infection?

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday, I drank a cold drink and started to have throat pain after it. Please help.   Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have acute pharyngitis with tonsillitis. This is a very common entity to occur and it is treatable. You can take a tablet containing a combination of Amoxicillin 500 mg with Potassium clavulanate 125 mg one tablet three times a day for five days. This is an anti...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms of night sweats, fatigue, and recurrent tonsillitis due to EBV?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old and have been having night sweats, fatigue, and have been feeling a bit hot on and off for two months, and have lost 5% of my body weight. I had really bad tonsillitis last month and have got it again now. I tested positive for strep and EBV. I started taking antibiotic...  Read Full »


Dr. N Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to ask you few questions. Are you taking any steroid drugs? Have any history of unprotected sexual activity? Anything that can cause your immunity to go down and factors like bad oral hygiene can lead to recurrent upper respiratory infections like ton...  Read Full »

Why do I keep getting infected tonsils?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had recurrent tonsillitis for a few years. Now I have developed tonsil stones on my left tonsil quite badly, and every couple of days, if I cough too hard, the tonsil stone will dislodge and come out. My tonsils are quite big as well and sit on the back of my tongue and make me ga...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please take a picture of the back of your throat with an open mouth and send it to me.  Read Full »

Are the symptoms of fever, cold and itchy throat due to tonsillitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. My height is 5'4, and my weight is 55 kg. Symptoms showed up this month. I woke up with a fever feeling cold, and a scratchy throat. I kept eating and drinking mainly fluids like soup and took Bioflu, which has 500 mg of Paracetamol twice a day every 6 hours...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can assist your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a sore throat, fever, cold, and difficulty in swallowing. According to the picture (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) that is provided here,...  Read Full »

How to ease the pain caused by tonsilitis?

Query: Hi doctor, Last week, I had tonsillitis. It got healed. After a few days, it got started again on the right tonsil and it got worsened. Right now, I have problems in swallowing and talking. I also have pain in my right ear and I can barely sleep at night. Sometimes, I get swelling on the inside o...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are having acute tonsillitis, you can take the following medications. You can take tablet Amoxiclav 625 mg (Amoxicillin with Clavulanic acid) three times a day for seven days. You can take tablet Paracetamol 500 mg with Ibuprofen 400 mg one tablet three times...  Read Full »

What can cause sore throat with enlarged tonsils?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a mild sore throat for the past three to four days, and one of my tonsils is enlarged with white formations on it. I tested negative for strep throat today, and I am unsure if it is tonsillitis or tonsil cancer.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are suffering an acute attack of tonsillitis. The congestion is seen. One of the tonsils is indeed slightly larger than the other. Once the infection resolves, both will probably become simil...  Read Full »

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