A 21-year-old female asked:
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right tonsil continuously swells and goes down. so does the front right neck gland. right ear bothers me at times.i think i see an area full of pus.

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Tonsillar swelling: Seek medical attention. May be chronic ear infection or rarely retropharyngeal abscess.May also be related to food intolerances or thyroid/ lymph node pathology See urgent care /doctor within 24-48 hours.
Answered on Sep 18, 2014

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