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A 27-year-old female asked:

Does unilateral chronictonsilitis go away w/ antibiotic & the tonsil becomes normal size or will it always be inflamed-the 1 big tonsil i have.. 3 days into amoxil (amoxicillin) is about 10%smaller but that's it, ca?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Finish the course: We can not say for sure without knowing how long you have had chronic tonsillitis and the tonsilar swelling you are being treated with antibiotics for an acute episode of tonsillitis and seem to be getting better as swelling is gone down i suggest you finish the course of Amoxicillin and follow up with your doctor or an ENT specialist.
Dr. Brad Douglas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Tonsilectomy: You might need a tonsilectomy is this is chronic.
Last updated Jun 24, 2014

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