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Tonsilitis vs. Cryptic Tonsil Debris or Aphthous ulcer?

Posted by Jonathan on March 07, 1999 at 13:03:21:

Dr. Stoll,

I exhibit the symptoms idicative each of tonsilitis, Cryptic Tonsil Debris and an Aphthous ulcer (i.e. large, swollen, mishapen and painful tonsils with hardened globular, foul-smelling pusy patches on them.) This condition has lasted for approximately two weeks now. I have had this happen twice before now but it had gotten better relatively quickly. I had originally thought it was a canker sore, as I get them very often. However, I have noticed the condition worsen to the point that swallowing is extremely painful and breathing throught the nose is difficult. Additionally, my inner ear has started feeling sore. I depend upon navy medicine (a joke in itself) for treatment. I would appreciate a second opinion and something to go on before I am seen my someone who wants to either operate or give me Tylenol and tells me to drink some herbal tea. Thanks a lot. Jonathan


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Re: Tonsilitis vs. Cryptic Tonsil Debris or Aphthous ulcer?

Posted by David Ferguson, D.C. on March 07, 1999 at 22:38:00:

In Reply to: Tonsilitis vs. Cryptic Tonsil Debris or Aphthous ulcer? posted by Jonathan on March 07, 1999 at 13:03:21:

Directly related to your immune system functioning. Fix that and you have this whipped. I'd put skilled relaxation, sleep, and vitamin C at the top of my list if I were in your shoes.


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Re: Tonsilitis vs. Cryptic Tonsil Debris or Aphthous ulcer?

Posted by Jonathan on March 07, 1999 at 23:25:44:

In Reply to: Re: Tonsilitis vs. Cryptic Tonsil Debris or Aphthous ulcer? posted by David Ferguson, D.C. on March 07, 1999 at 22:38:00:

I failed to mention that, by now, my tonsils are golf ball-sized, extremely painful and covered with the raised white patches and that there is occasional blood in my sputum. I am not convinced that this is merely an indication that my immune system is functioning properly. I am taking a high-grade multi-vitamin but it hurts too much to swallow solid foods. I welcome any further suggestions. I'm going to visit my "naval ambulatory care clinic" tomorrow morning. I'd like to have a "leg up" before I hear their counseling. Thank you.



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Re: Tonsilitis vs. Cryptic Tonsil Debris or Aphthous ulcer?

Posted by David Ferguson, D.C. on March 08, 1999 at 08:12:36:

In Reply to: Re: Tonsilitis vs. Cryptic Tonsil Debris or Aphthous ulcer? posted by Jonathan on March 07, 1999 at 23:25:44:

Sounds like this problem really has ahold of you. I'd imagine seeing your Dr. is absolutely necessary. It's your immune system that would keep this from happening so concentrate on that once you get the problem under control with meds or whatever else they prescribe.

Your immune system is responsible for fighting all infections. Why can't it get this one under control? Find that out and you have your answer. Is it due to stress? Lack of sleep? Poor nutrition? I don't know. That's something you could better answer but I assure you that this tonsil thing is directly related to your immune system.



Re: Tonsilitis vs. Cryptic Tonsil Debris or Aphthous ulcer?

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 08, 1999 at 11:20:23:

In Reply to: Re: Tonsilitis vs. Cryptic Tonsil Debris or Aphthous ulcer? posted by Jonathan on March 07, 1999 at 23:25:44:

Dear Jonathan,

Listen to Doc Dave!

This is the time for allopathic medicine. Anything that has gone on this long and looks like this needs a culture and antibiotic therapy. THEN, when this is all over, whether surgery may be indicated depends on how much your tonsils have been damaged.

Of, course, if this convinces you to do a serious wellness program, you may yet avoid the surgery. Wellness takes too long for you to use it for THIS present condition.

Walt


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Re: Tonsilitis vs. Cryptic Tonsil Debris or Aphthous ulcer?

Posted by Janna on May 13, 1999 at 00:22:12:

In Reply to: Re: Tonsilitis vs. Cryptic Tonsil Debris or Aphthous ulcer? posted by Walt Stoll on March 08, 1999 at 11:20:23:

I have a yellow-white, hard, foul-smelling piece of infection that comes from one of my tonsils. I can actually contract my throat muscle and force pieces out on occassion. This has been going on for a good three months now. Although my tonsil is swollen, it does not hurt. I was wondering if perhaps it is only the remains of an inner ear infection draining or if I should begin to worry.
Thanks for your insight.


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Re: Tonsilitis vs. Cryptic Tonsil Debris or Aphthous ulcer?

Posted by Jill Hogenson on May 17, 1999 at 21:37:58:

In Reply to: Re: Tonsilitis vs. Cryptic Tonsil Debris or Aphthous ulcer? posted by David Ferguson, D.C. on March 07, 1999 at 22:38:00:

Every now and then I get extremely bad sore throats on one side of my throat and my tonsils hurt extremely bad when pressed on. I also have swollen lymph nodes in my neck that have been there for about two years now. I've been checked for lymphoma and the Dr. said that all I have is an infection. But, my sore throats have never gotten better and I'm wondering if this means I should have my tonsils taken out. Please let me know. I really don't want to if I don't have to, but my Dr. says it might be a good idea.


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Re: Tonsilitis vs. Cryptic Tonsil Debris or Aphthous ulcer?

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 18, 1999 at 11:12:56:

In Reply to: Re: Tonsilitis vs. Cryptic Tonsil Debris or Aphthous ulcer? posted by Jill Hogenson on May 17, 1999 at 21:37:58:

Hi, Jill.

Having that ONE tonsil out is not a bad idea.

Walt




Re: Tonsilitis vs. Cryptic Tonsil Debris or Aphthous ulcer?

Posted by bob on May 25, 1999 at 23:18:50:

In Reply to: Re: Tonsilitis vs. Cryptic Tonsil Debris or Aphthous ulcer? posted by Janna on May 13, 1999 at 00:22:12:

i had the same problem and it did not go away. I had to have my tonsils taken out last wed. and let me tell you it hurts bad. i still can not eat and water hurts.



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