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A 43-year-old member asked:

My left tonsil hurts when i swallow and is quite swollen. is there anything from home that i can do to take care of this?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Assymetric?: If the tonsils are noticeably assymetric, there is a risk you have a peritonsilar abscess, which needs drained. You should be seen by urgent care or er for assessment.

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Last updated Mar 8, 2013

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