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Terrible pnd swollen left tonsil slight sore throat . hx allergies. also back mouth and throat seem irritated. biopsy near tonsil showed inflamation?

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Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured to rule out strep. and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. Gerd can also cause similar SX and can respond to ZANTAC OR NEXIUM (esomeprazole).

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Last updated Sep 13, 2015

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