A 20-year-old female asked:
had tonsil infection.got rid of it nw dr say my left tonsil is fibrotic.blanched firm.should worry?should take medicine? my age 20yrs
2 doctor answers
Dr. Raynald Im answered
11 years experience Urgent Care
Fibrotic tonsils: This is a chronic condition that can occur with tonsillitis or frequent tonsilitis. Contributing factors can be seasonal allergies with post nasal drip, frequent sinus infections, poor oral hygiene, and tobacco use. Some symptoms from this is general tiredness/headaches, digestive issues. You may want to have your doctor refer you to ENT if symptoms are persistent.
Answered on Mar 13, 2020
Dr. Matt Wachsman answered
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Scar not infection: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, but scarring can occur after an infection; doesn't mean there's a current infection, so further antibiotics have no purpose. A scarred area can be removed; but it doesn't return the previous structure.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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