Swollen tonsils can't swallow

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im going nuts though, i cant sleep and all i do is cry because everytime i swallow it kills my tonsils and my ears. my throat is fine. got a test for strep and came back negative...waiting on my throat culture now...
Recently I got a sore throat, my tonsils are swollen and have white dots on them. The sides of my throat are swollen too. I can't talk and it hurts to swallow. I've got a fever and headache too.. The doctor gave me penicillin. I checked online and found lots of posts, of woman getting the same symptoms I have and people said some stuff about the back of the throat...? On sunday (1.4) it might have touched the back of my throat, and on monday (2.
So on top of my Post Nasal Drip, the throat clearing, the throat that feels tight all the time, the throat that always feels dry irregardless of how much water I drink (it only feels better during "mid swallow"), and the fact that I think my voice has changed - deeper, raspier, and all this for a sustained period of seven years after being diagnosed with an underactive thyroid, I now believe I have Tonsilitis!
Since the age or 24, I have always gotten a sore throat, swollen tonsils with white spots, followed by a fever after giving oral sex to partners. I have gotten throat cultures each time and only once did I have Strep Throat. Every other time, it's come back negative and I am STD free. Each doctor's visit, Im giving antibiotics and Im good a week later. I am now 39 and have sex about once or twice year, because I can't stand being out sick with a fever and sore throat.
I have white patches on one of my tonsils but it doesn't hurt. I just feels like it's a little swollen, but there's really no discomfort at all. What do you think it could be?
Hi, I have sorethroat for about 6 weeks now, my doctor has diagonised me and said Its an Viral Infection and my tonsils are partially red. I am currently using antibiotics to cure from last 3 days. I have question here does Lymphnodes & Tonsils are the same?? When people say Lymphnodes are swollen does it mean tonsils?? Please clarify...
I have been told since a young age they should come out, they're huge, I get constant sore throats, I snore awful, it's pretty clear they need to come out, just finally thinking about doing it. Anyone have theirs removed? I've had two c-sections, but I'm terrified of having them removed, lol!!
Since the age or 24, I have always gotten a sore throat, swollen tonsils with white spots, followed by a fever after giving oral sex to partners. I have gotten throat cultures each time and only once did I have Strep Throat. Every other time, it's come back negative and I am STD free (4 HIV tests in the past 2 years, plus full STI test 1 year ago at Kaiser). Each doctor's visit, Im giving antibiotics and Im good a week later.
I went to a doctor nearby and he examined my throat. He did say that my tonsils were swollen and noticed the white gunk I had on my left tonsil, but he did not see anything wrong with my throat. I told him I have abnormally large tonsils and they usually look swollen normally because of the size. He recommended I take a Benadryl in case the reaction was allergic, because the Zyrtec-D was not working.
I have had kids that do it because they are just being difficult. Like others said, some kids so it because of swollen tonsils, sore throat, etc. I also have seen a worst case scenario- a little girl who stopped eating and took forever to eat who was diagnosed with a large tumor that prevented her from being able to. What she is doing is not uncommon, and in most cases it seems to not be caused by a physical problem. It is usually emotional or psychological.
3-4 days after I had a slight fever ,headache, a really sore throat, swollen tonsils, and swollen glands, also one morning after I woke up with white stuff all over my tounge. My tounge is cover in white dots and my throat is really red. The fourth day, I had to stay home from school, I couldn't even swallow. Im very concered due to me knowing who he is. Hes 18(hes a major player) and im 15, we just hookdup just one time, but Im kinda nervous.
It starts with that feeling that there is something in my thoat and I need to clear it, but I can't. I feel the need to swallow saliva every 5-10 seconds. It normally happens when I am tired due to lack of sleep and have a really dry mouth. I tonly happens late at night. Usually after midnight. I am a smoker and drink a decent amount of soft drinks, which causes my throat to be a little dryer.
Antibiotics didn't help so I saw an ENT. He looked in my throat and saw the inflammation, as well as swollen lingual tonsils. That's what adds to the 'something stuck in your throat' feeling. I, too, don't have heartburn symptoms. But with LPR, the acid washes up into your throat (mostly at night), but doesnt hang out in the esophagus long enough to have typical GERD symptoms. Check out this site, and try not to worry. You've had all the appropriate tests done. http://heartburn.about.
Out of desperation I glanced back to this board to see if anyone replied yet. Guess not. I posted last week, but now the sore tonsil areas have swollen to the point that I can't stop swallowing like its a natural instinct to try to swallow something big in my throat like that and it hurts so so bad, even when I eat or drink. My voice is nearly gone now, mostly due to the fact that I cough a lot.
There's the two white scabs on the side where the tonsils used to be but its also quite red and swollen. I'm not sure if this is normal for tonsillectomies or not. He's almost crying, its so painful. He trembles in pain every time he swallows. He can't swallow ibuprofen, because its too painful. I called the doctor and they told me to have him rest and that they couldn't do anything. How can I manage the pain? I'm feeding him milkshakes and ice water... it's not helping.
Last night, I woke up at about 3am with a swollen tongue. It really freaked me out. I took 2 Benadryls and thankfully it went down almost back to normal within a couple of hours. When it happened on my lip, it swelled to the size of a grape and the Benadryl took FOREVER to kick in. Anyway, I went to the doctor this morning and she said swelling like this (tongue, lips) is called angiodema.
Swallowing is almost impossible because it hurts so bad. It feels like it is swollen. It hurts so bad under my tongue that I can't tell if my throat is even hurting now. The under-the-tongue pain is so bad it is kind of eclipsing the whole area. I've checked under my tongue and things look normal. No spots on my throat or tonsils, so I don't think I have strep. My lymph nodes feel swollen also. Other than the fever and stiff neck I had a few days ago, no other symptoms.
Is this normal to have happen? It is not swollen all the time and perhaps it is not even swollen just my paranoia. Also since an ultra sound right on the area revealed nothing and nothing has changed since that ultrasound. I was just wondering if I should bring this up again to have it looked at further in depth or just leave it. I am 33 years old, male have smoked in the past.
it is not sore but i think it is swollen. im having difficulty to swallow because whenever i do, i can feel the pain. also, ive been having tonsil crypt on my right tonsil and im the one who gets rid of it. i would like to know what i'll do and if i should see a doctor for this. thankyou very much! God bless you!
My runny nose, sore throat, and whatever else kind of sickness I had before is gone. There is no pain in my throat and my tonsil isn't so swollen that I can't swallow normally. It doesn't cause me any discomfort anymore and it doesn't look as if there's anything on it. However one of my tonsils still appears abnormally bigger than the other, there is no pain whatsoever associated with it though.
I am 43yo male, and recently had US and CT scan of the neck to investigate two swollen lymph nodes which were present for longer than a year in my left neck. Several nodes were found on the jugular(mid) chain, many sub-centimeter and 5 >= 1 CM the largest ones were 2.26, 1.65 and 1.55 CM. They are on both sides of the neck and under my chin as well. Nothing else was found in CTs of abdomen and groin. I have a biopsy scheduled for next month, but have read myself into anxiety attacks.
in fact, it's THE most serious case of strep throat I've ever had. My tonsils are the size of golf balls - literally. I can't sleep or eat. Every time I swallow, I feel like someone is pushing a screwdriver into the back of my throat. I'm still skeptical on the diagnosis because the doctor who examined me didn't even do a rapid strep test. He just looked at my throat and said "Yeah, strep." Should I be concerned about this?
I can be sitting calmly studying (not stressing) and suddenly can't breathe, or running and just can't get enough air. It's not the out-of-shape gasping, it's that no matter how deeply or often I take a breath my lungs just won't take enough oxygen out of it. If it happens on the treadmill I check my heart rate and it's relatively normal.
Long story and then a day latter I got a really bad throat infection and it tested negative to strep, the lady asked if I could have mono I told her I didn't know, and she said it didn't look like herpes, but for the last 3 months I have has a throat infection with pus very swollen tonsils, hard to eat and swallow, I went to an other doc and he gave me some pill so far it hasn't came back before I was put on birth control I never was sick..
HI my problem started in 1998 when i had epsteinn barr virus , over the years my throat kept filling up with phlem and sometimes i would have problems swallowing as the years went by i started to get some bizzar symptoms like all of a sudden one day i opened my mouth to breath out air as i felt i was smothering all of a sudden my ear popped and a squelching sound of air ran down my neck or through some tube, now this started happening on a regular basis i could pop my ears the normal way by hol
There is something moving in my throat, I can't swallow it and i can't hack it up very far. It feels connected to the right side of my throat and it makes swallowing uncomfortable.
After 5 days of treatment my tonsils and uvula are severely swollen with a some white specs on the tonsils. The pain has intensified on my right side. I can see the right side has a reddish swelling that starts from the puffy gum and proceeds up along the wall of my mouth near the back and appears to be pushing on my right tonsil. I also noticed it stems up towards the roof of my mouth a little. It hurts when touched and feels softer than the other side of my mouth.
I have suffered from this almost like burning sensation in the back of my throat and its all tingly. IT feels like im going to swallow my tongue or tonsils, and was so so scared- so went to the doctors and they said it is globus hystericus. Which I am aware of that people talk about on the internet here.
And I requested her tonsil to be taking out, I refused to give her steriods. Her tonsils came out, but still having swollen lymph nodes always noted in medical records. Since the tonsils came out fevers slowed down and not as high, in the last 3 yrs she has had average 6 fevers, but she still gets all the symptoms, sometimes worse than other times. Currently we are stationed in Japan, it has taken me 2yrs to get a referral to ENT, her medical records were lost in TX!
Are you responding at all to this round of ATB that the first physician gave you? Was the second physician ENT or another Family/PCP physician? I can't give you any answers, "sugar coated or not" to what I think MIGHT be wrong with you; I need more pieces of info.
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