A few weeks ago I was sick--swollen tonsils and lymph nodes, extremly painful to swallow, body aches, low fever, some coughing, lots of ear pain. It subsided in a few days, and came back for a day or two a week later. we all sort of had the flu going, my baby was very sick for over a week. I was very run down.
Now, I still have one swollen tonsil (left side) but it's painless, just slightly uncomfortable, and sometimes a little difficult to speak. My lymph node was swollen also for a long time and just yesterday seemed to have gone done significantly. along with the tonsil swelling, there's also been sinus and ear drainage/pressure. And general tension/stiffness in tissues on the left side. Before my getting sick (I suspected strep throat or tonsilitis) I never really noticed that one tonsil was bigger than the other, but I think it's always sort of been that way. I know that talking sometimes has been difficult, so I'm guessing the tonsil problem has been there for a long time. Also, I've had tension and slight pain in muscles and tissues on my left side occasionally, sometimes extending all the way down my back and legs.
The last few weeks I've noticed more discomfort in my tonsil after eating yogurt in the morning. Also, if I eat ice cream on occasion, there is significantly more discomfort, makes it feel like I have a huge lump in my throat.
Is it possible that food intolerances can cause this? Anyone's had similar problems?
On one google search I did, it said that a swollen tonsil is not caused by food but a deficiency in certain nutrients (in the absence of an infection).