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A 22-year-old male asked:

I've had a swollen tonsil for about a year. it's not painful at all and doesn't affect breathing much. what can i take to make the swelling go down?

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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
See an ent: See an ENT doctor as it could be a tumor or something benign. Best to get it checked out asap.
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayesanswered
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Consult an ENT dr: If you had this "swelling" for one year, most likely is not a "swelling" but an "enlargement" or hypertrophy. Please, consult with an ENT specialist. The treatment could be surgical (if it's really symptomatic).

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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