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my tonsils are swollen and are slits

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillitis: Gargle with dilute salt water. 1/2 tsp in 8 oz. of luke warm water. Do not smoke. No alcohol including mouthwashes. Anesthetic lozenges. Best to get a ... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John McMahan
48 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillitis: It sounds like a tonsil infection... See your physician for help. Some infections need antibiotics and some don't but better safe than sorry.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
MEANS THEY ARE : Infected and you need to seek treatment asap.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Friederich
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Tonsillitis: rarely if ever, usually it's inability to swallow and dehydrate, if you feel terrible be seen
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Most of the time NO: With better antibiotics , and medical management surgery for tonsils are done less often than few decades ago. go back for follow up you will b fine.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sore throat: Your sore throat and tonsil enlargement can be secondary to post nasal drip from nasal allergies. Ask your doctor for a steroid nasal spray, it will a ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: New throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some ot ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Sounds like: pharyngits; however, there must be a reason you are concerned about HIV. Unprotected sex, IV drugs, multiple unprotected sexual parners, previous STD ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Swollen tonsils: Swollen and painful tonsils should really be evaluated. You could very well have an infection that requires treatment with antibiotics or some other ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: First, if you can't even swallow - go to the hospital now! this can lead to inability to breathe as well. Throat infections can move quickly. Second ... Read More
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