A 18-year-old female asked:
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i always have big tonsils, but what can cause flare ups?

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Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil hypertrophy: Your tonsils might become larger, if you have a viral or bacterial infection. Furthermore, many people with allergies will tend to have large tonsils, as well. This could fluctuate depending on when your allergies are flaring.
Answered on Dec 27, 2014

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