Inflamed Tonsils, Accompanied By White Patches, Fever, Painful Swallowing And Yellowish Phlegm?
I want to ask, my right tonsils are inflamed and then I have canker sores 2 canker sores, then my body feels sick and a little feverish, my head is dizzy and accompanied by pale yellow phlegm with a little blood when I swallow it hurts. Is this hot in the ordinary way?
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Inflamed tonsils, accompanied by white patches on the tonsils, fever, swallowing pain, and yellowish phlegm that you experience are most likely tonsilitis.
Inflammation of the tonsils can be caused due to a bacterial or viral infection. Symptoms that can be found in tonsillitis are:
Swallowing pain Sore throat Fever Cough Headache Obstruction of the airway during sleep, characterized by snoring Inflammation of the tonsils caused by a virus, generally resolves itself within 7-10 days. However, if the cause is bacteria, then antibiotic therapy is needed. Inflammation of the tonsils caused by diphtheria bacteria can be dangerous because it has the potential to cause airway obstruction if the white membrane attached to the tonsils is released.
If left untreated, tonsillitis has the potential to become:
A build-up of pus in the area around the tonsils (peritonsil abscess) Airway obstruction Tonsillectomy (tonsillectomy) may be considered by doctors in cases of recurrent inflammation of the tonsils, resulting in airway obstruction, or a buildup of pus around the tonsils that does not improve with treatment.
However, swallowing pain and fever that you experience can also be caused by:
Pharyngitis (inflammation of the throat) Laryngitis Epiglottitis (inflammation of the valve that separates the esophagus and throat) Esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus) GERD (acid reflux) To determine the cause of your complaint, it is better to consult further with a general practitioner / ENT doctor. The doctor will dig further into your complaint and will conduct a mouth and throat examination and if necessary, additional examinations such as tonsil culture and blood tests will be carried out. And after that the doctor will provide treatment for your complaint according to the underlying conditions.
Here are things you can do to reduce symptoms:
Adequate rest, sleep 7-8 hours a day and reduce strenuous physical activity. Eat nutritious foods, multiply fruits and vegetables to help increase endurance Drink lots of water, about 2 liters per day Maintain oral health by brushing your teeth after eating and before bed Avoid consuming foods that are spicy, oily, too hot / cold, and high in MSG. Drinking warm ginger and honey can help relieve sore throats. This is my explanation, hopefully useful. Get well soon :)
dr. Princess Claudya