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 have recurrent lumps on one of my tonsil. Is it due to oral HPV or pharyngitis?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 26-year-old male and I feel like I have chronic tonsil issues. I often get them inflamed and I take antibiotics to cure it. Last year, I was diagnosed with genital HPV and the result was clear. But I am worried about whether I have oral HPV now. Before two months, I noticed two lump...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the photo sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity). With the symptoms you have mentioned, I can say that you have pharyngitis with tonsillitis. The small lumps present on the anterior tonsillar pillar are actually lymphoid follicles and ...  Read Full »

Should I concern about the nodular areas in the arch and tonsils due to chronic smoking?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 45 years old and quit smoking recently. I noticed two areas in my mouth that appear odd. Should I concerned about my tonsil and arch as it looks nodular? I do not have any trouble talking, swallowing, breathing, etc. No swelling or hoarseness.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send clear pictures of the nodular areas on the arch as well as the tonsil. For how many years did you smoke, and how many cigarettes did you smoke every day? I shall have a look into your mouth and tell you if there is anything to be worried about.  Read Full »

Why does my son have a continuous fever?

Query: Hi doctor, My son, who is 15 years old, is suffering from fever. He has constant 100 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit of fever with throat pain for the last 15 days. Blood tests indicate negative for malaria and typhoid.  We consulted an ENT specialist and he indicated tonsillitis. My son is taking Movac...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be helpful if you do a CBC (complete blood count) and CRP (C-reactive protein). From that we can understand the level of infection. Also, tonsillitis can also be so severe that it may last for up to 10 days. Betadine gargle three times a day with warm water fo...  Read Full »

Why is my tonsil swollen and red?

Query: Hi doctor, My right side tonsil is swollen and red. I have taken two to three days of antibiotics before seven days, but they are still reddish compared to the left one. It shows some swelling. There is no heavy pain, but I feel irritating.   Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you please tell me which antibiotics you were taking and what is the dose? Is it possible to get a picture of the tonsils? Then only I can prescribe you the medicines accordingly. Thank you.  Read Full »

How are tonsil stones formed?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had some pus leaking in my throat behind my left tonsil for quite some time now, and I had tonsil stones. Sometimes it feels like my throat is closing, and it is hard to breathe. It is hard to swallow and feels like somethings are stuck in my throat like pus or tonsil stones. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your tonsils look inflamed, and a tonsil stone is noted on the left tonsil (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Different debris types, such as dead cells, mucus, saliva, and food, get trapped over the tonsil and get calcified. Bacterial infection over t...  Read Full »

How to manage blood in saliva and mouth sores in the morning after waking up?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I am having early morning blood in saliva for the past two months. I do not have any cough, chest pain, or any other general discomfort. I suffer from allergic rhinitis and under medication. I am also having toothache in the morning just after waking up and als...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. As you mentioned, you have a sore throat, rhinitis, and toothache. The pain can be from gum presented inside the mouth because there are no other symptoms such as cough or chest pain. Can you please tell me wheth...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for itching and burning sensation in my throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing some itching and burning sensation below the throat for the past two days. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Shaiza Hashmi

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. All throat conditions are not COVID-19. Sore throat can also occur in conditions like flu, cold, tonsilitis, COVID-19, etc. Kindly give complete history. Do you have any COVID-19 contact history? Is there any travel history by any close relatives, friends or by y...  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

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

What could cause sore throat with enlarged tonsils?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I had a sore throat and tonsil stones. I took antibiotics and it has not gone away. One tonsil is bigger than the other and on the same side my ear hurts and feels like there is fluid in there. No normal doctor will see, but I know 100% it is not COVID-19. I have a newborn and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Laxmi Narasimha G Yadav

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your history, it can be recurrent tonsillitis. And tonsil stones means you are talking about whitish structures in tonsils, right? And coming to ear pain it is referred to as otalgia from throat infection. Do not worry. It will decrease if throat infection is ...  Read Full »

How to ease the pain caused by tonsilitis?

Query: Hello. I am a student. Just last week, I had tonsilitis. It healed however, a few days after it started again on the right tonsil and actually worsened. Right now, I've been having problem swallowing and talking. I also have this pain in my right ear and can barely sleep at night and I would drool....  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, As you are having Acute tonsillitis, you can take following medication: 1)Tab Amoxiclav 625mg po 3 times a day for 7 days 2)Tab paracetamol 500mg ibuprofen 400mg 1tab po 3 times a day for 2 days then When ever you have pain. 3)Tab levocetrizine 5mg po od at night for 7 days 4)Gargle with ...  Read Full »

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