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A 22-year-old female asked:

What does a swollen tonsil and a cough mean if those are my only symptoms? will it go away on it's own?

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Dr. Edwin Schuller
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: Cough is from the irritation of the pharynx. As tonsils heal(or removed) the irritation is removed and the cough should stop.
Dr. Gregory Bussell
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Virus: Likely just a viral upper respiratory infection. If symptoms persist for over 1-2 weeks consider seeing a doctor.

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Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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