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How do I get my swollen tonciles to go down

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
21 years experience Family Medicine
Swollen tonsils: Tonsillar swelling may be the result of bacterial or viral infection -- at home you can try Ibuprofen and salt water gargles, but see your physician i ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Hard to say: I would see the Dr. who placed you on the antibiotics. If in doubt, consider an ENT specialist.
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Tonsillolith?: You may be looking at a tonsillolith, easily removable by your doctor.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
33 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
See an ent: See an ENT doctor as it could be a tumor or something benign. Best to get it checked out asap.
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Consult an ENT dr: If you had this "swelling" for one year, most likely is not a "swelling" but an "enlargement" or hypertrophy. Please, consult with an ENT specialist. ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Enlarged tonsil: There are different reasons for an enlarged tonsil, including infection and cancer. A physical examination would provide more ands for you.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
1-2 weeks : it's not uncommon to have continued swelling of the tonsilar tissue for up to 2 weeks after treatment is started.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam King
Dr. Adam King answered
15 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: Yes this can happen, however if your tonsils or neck lump are larger than 1cm and last for more than 30 days, please see a doctor to have it evaluated ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Infection: I do not suggest immediate use of prednisone. Get checked for strept and use only Advil or Aleve (naproxen) for swelling. Prednisone would only be use ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Node: Enlarged lymph nodes after tonsil infections are common and can stay enlarged for weeks. Pushing on it wont affect it. Check it out with an ENT if its ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends on.....: Unless you have pain in your Tonsils(Throat) and any other signs of infection such as Fever, you can wait to see your Doctor in May.

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