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I'm 18 & have swollen tonsils. what can i do?

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Dr. Harold Kim
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Assess: Are they affecting your breathing? Are they affecting activity tolerance? Do they hurt? Do they get infected frequently? If the answers are no, you need to do nothing.

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A 31-year-old female asked:

What should I do about swollen tonsils?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
See answer: Rest, Increase fluids, salt water gargles can help. and if they persist, you get sore, any fever, any shortness of breath or difficulty swallowing, then you need to be seen to rule-out an infectious process requiring antibiotics and tx. best wishes.

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