A 26-year-old female asked:
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my right tonsil looks slightly swollen and when i swallow i have pain in throat and ear.

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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
OK: You have tonsillitis or infection of tonsil(s) See your doctor for examination Rx of antibiotics .
Answered on Jun 2, 2015
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil Swelling: Greetings, the tonsil swelling you are describing could be the early stages of an abscess developing behind the tonsil. The throat and ear pain support this thought. Would recommend taking Tylenol/Motrin, gargle with salt water and see your doctor. This condition may need antibiotics and maybe even a referral to your ENT doctor. Good luck.
Answered on Jun 2, 2015

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You may need: antibiotics, so kindly see your doctor for assessment, meanwhile use salt water gargles, warm fluids and pain kilkers, best wishes
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Could be: It could be an allergic reaction or an infection, please see your provider.
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Hard to say: Could be a viral or bacterial pharyngitis. See your MD to help with diagnosis/treatment.

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