Throat pain post tonsillectomy

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Avatar f tn Hi so I thought someone on here might've gone through similar or know something about this. I was diagnosed with chronic Epstein barr virus in November 2014 after being diagnosed with mono in September 2013. I had a tonsillectomy in June 2014 after over 26 weeks of constant antibiotics for throat infections. I've had a few sore throats since the tonsillectomy but they'd clear within a day or 2 at the most.
Avatar f tn t even want to take liquid pain meds cuz it hurts him so much to swallow. I looked in at his throat, white film like stuff where tonsils use to be. Is that signs of infection? Should I take him to the hospital?
Avatar f tn She still feels awful, can barely swallow. I looked down her throat and I saw a HUGE white bump... is this normal???? I think I should call her Dr. ?? Help !!
Avatar n tn I am about 9 weeks post tonsillectomy. The holes have not closed and food is getting stuck in them. It causes the skin to become inflamed and it is painful. Twice, I was placed on steroids. They didn't work. Did you ever heal or find anything to help this??
Avatar f tn Hi ChrisaniBieber This acute pain, post tonsillectomy is because the fossa from where the tonsils were excised is fibrosed, the reason being there was a longstanding infection and inflammation in that region which delays the process of healing. Hence this pain usually stays for long in adults compared to that of the children. So no need to worry, try to take frequent small feeds so that with the movements of the jaw the pain comes down gradually.
Avatar f tn The pain is not always there but it does wake me up at night and when I eat and is a 9/10 on a pain scale. This pain is almost worse than the pain during the first week after surgery! Is this normal? Is it from nerve injury?? Can someone please advise. Thank you in advance.
Avatar f tn I did smoke off and on as a teenager and drank moderately. My throat has been red for a while now but I also have allergies/ post nasal drip and acid reflux. I have been getting a sharp pain in left ear that comes and goes. I also have gotten quite a few sore throats and sinus infections and upper respiratory infections over the last 2 years.
Avatar m tn Hi, I had an adult tonsillectomy last Thursday ( I am 4 days post op) the pain is excruciating. It hurts to talk, eat, drink and no only does it hurt in my throat but my ears are killing me! Anybody else had this? What is the recovery time? I am so miserable as I can't eat, can only barely drink and like I said talkign is agony! Any advice?
Avatar m tn So recently I have been having throat pain, and i took a look in the mirror with a flash light. I noticed I have yellow stuff in the back on my throat that wont move( tried with a q-tip). My tonsils are also swollen and inflamed, they also have the yellow stuff on it, that stuff wipes off though. The yellow stuff looks like mucous to me. I also have pain in my ears, head, and stomach. What could this be a sign of?
Avatar f tn - I say it like that because I have had the scratch test and injections and did not show to have any seasonal allergies. However, with my sore throat I have a lot of post nasal drip (possible cause of sore throat?). I take a combo of ibuphrophen, tylenol, and musinex to manage the pain. About 7 years ago I had reoccurring tonsillitis, saw an ENT and he put me on a strong antibiotic for 3 weeks.
Avatar f tn s why mine was not that bad, I never missed taking the pain medicine,when it was time i took it, Now im having a different problem with my Uvula it hangs down and touches my tongue, see my other post under Ear, Nose, and Throat, hope you get to feeling better.
Avatar n tn today is the fifth day after my tonsillectomy and I am 18 years old. My throat feels pretty good, it is my jaw that hurts on the one side. I am not a person that doesn't tolerate pain so is this pain normal?
Avatar m tn Hi, your symptoms could most probably be tonsillitis and a throat infection. Throat pain, difficulty swallowing, fever, scratchiness in the throat, post nasal drip, malaise and loss of appetite are symptoms of tonsillitis. It can be caused by bacteria like streptococcus or it could be a viral infection. Bacterial infections need antibiotics. Tonsillectomy is advised if there is recurrent streptococcal tonsillitis, recurrent peritonsillar abscess and chronic tonsillitis.
Avatar f tn It is mostly on the left side and that is also where I have the scar tissue that has not completely softened yet. Before I had my tonsillectomy, I had horrible throat pain issues, and for a while, it went misdiagnosed. I have gone to 2 ENT's and one thinks I may have GPN but insists that it is temporary and the pain will go away once the scar tissue softens. The other ENT thinks that the scar tissue is rubbing against the nerves causing the pain.
Avatar m tn t have to worry, as they are swollen red and inflamed, its likely to be an infection. Throat pain, difficulty swallowing, fever, scratchiness in the throat, post nasal drip, malaise and loss of appetite are symptoms of tonsillitis. It can be caused by bacteria like streptococcus or it could be a viral infection. Bacterial infections need antibiotics.
Avatar n tn I had a tonsillectomy on the 15th of this month and now I have blisters on my throat where the surgery was performed. My throat is very sensitive and hurts... is there anything I can do to relieve the pain til I can get in to my Dr.?
Avatar m tn 2cm,after that my ENT said i needed a tonsillectomy,i had that done,and its been about almost 4 weeks since, this lymph node is still the same size as far as i can tell, and i told my ENTat my post tonsillectomy check up,im still having discomfort in my neck, he said i will see you in a month to see how the neck is.
Avatar n tn It could most probably be tonsillitis and a throat infection. Throat pain, difficulty swallowing, fever, scratchiness in the throat, post nasal drip, malaise and loss of appetite are symptoms of tonsillitis. It can be caused by bacteria like streptococcus or it could be a viral infection. Bacterial infections need antibiotics. Repeated strep throat infections are an indication for tonsillectomy.
Avatar m tn 18 days post op here. Mostly healed up, still on pain meds though. I have a similar issue. Mine was also slightly cut at the base, and now it's not only the uvula that's hanging sideways, but also the skin that was behind one of the tonsils is connected to the back of my uvula, and is covering up 1/3rd of my throat. I will be scheduling an appointment next month for a checkup, will ask the surgeon about it.
Avatar n tn Hello and hope you are doing well. Recurrent tonsillitis is an indication for tonsillectomy, as the tonsils may harbor the infection which keeps flaring up, or they may develop new infections. This may lead to Quinsy, which is a peritonsillar abscess, that is there is pus collection around the tonsils. This is an emergency and needs to be treated with IV antibiotics. Sometimes it warrants incision and drainage of the abscess. It is also an indication for tonsillectomy.
Avatar f tn I am a 37 yr old female who had a tonsillectomy on Feb 28, 2010. It is 23 days now post op and I am still getting ear pain, mainly on the right side. I have just this week started to be able to eat again, although what I eat is not anything hard or chewy, it's simple foods that are on the soft side. I am maintaining my weight, but it requires eating several small portions during the day. In the evening, the ear pain returns. I had a 3 wk post op with my ENT surgeon on Monday.