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how to cure a tonsil infection?

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Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Antibiotics: Most tonsillitis whether it is strep tested positive or negative responds to antibiotic treatment. A peritonsillar abscess requires incision and drainage by an ENT doctor.
Answered on Aug 22, 2014
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