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A 18-year-old female asked:

I was diagnosed with acute pharyngitis but i don't have a sore throat just dry mouth low grade fever left tonsil is swollen i was give amoxicillin ?

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Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Pharyngitis: You're really dealing with a technicality of terminology. If your tonsil is inflamed and infected, the tonsil is part of your pharynx or throat. Therefore the diagnosis of pharyngitis is appropriate. I would usually call it tonsillopharyngitis.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Infection: Swollen tonsil and low grade fever indicate infection. If infection is bacterial, antibiotic should help. If cause is viral, antibiotic will not help. Discuss your concerns with your prescribing physician.
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Last updated Feb 3, 2019

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