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A 21-year-old female asked:

My tonsils are swollen and have been for the past 5 days, no fever and i don't think it's mono because i've had it before?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: New throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the throat problem is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges can help, if the throat hurts.
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Last updated Sep 21, 2015

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